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Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-09-2004, 5:03 PM Reply   
I was just watching Delta Sessions today, and noticed kevin bird and mike schweene wearing solbound bindings. I own two pairs, and will never step into another binding unless they break. Who else has ridden solbound, and did you like them?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-09-2004, 5:09 PM Reply   
i rode solbound...didn't like 'em at all.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       11-09-2004, 5:12 PM Reply   
Didn't like em either.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       11-09-2004, 5:14 PM Reply   
I want to ride some.
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-09-2004, 5:18 PM Reply   
Footbeds look to thin. The Vandall must have dented his boards wearing those!

Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-09-2004, 9:14 PM Reply   
ive never got shcinn splints or anything from them, the padding is so dense. i love em
Old    the not so naked chef (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       11-09-2004, 10:35 PM Reply   
I have them, love them, and if I could, I'd produce some offspring with them so I could ride them forever. Seriously, the later models had some nice footbeds. Joe, I'm a sinner, and I still owe you a pic of the foot bed...

Oh, I have the vandals...
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-09-2004, 10:42 PM Reply   
electricsnow, i gave up on that pic. you're so unreliable!
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-10-2004, 8:04 AM Reply   



Old    goodtimes (goodtimes)      Join Date: Sep 2003       11-10-2004, 8:52 AM Reply   
The later models do have a better footbed. I love mine. Super comfortable. I keep switching between my Gators and the Solbounds but the Solbounds are much lighter.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-10-2004, 10:22 AM Reply   
did they go out of business, or are they still around. I've never even seen a pair in person.
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-10-2004, 1:28 PM Reply   
No one knows, but I did see a unicorn selling them last week.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-10-2004, 1:32 PM Reply   


Bindings are still avaliable thru Mike Rogers I belive.
Old    Rick (wcr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-10-2004, 2:16 PM Reply   
simply the best binding I have ever had,,,,!!!
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-10-2004, 2:38 PM Reply   
Racer#5 Team Rider, Is that old man Mike Rogers still ride up there at sonoma. I bet you can still see him riding in Lucky cove.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-10-2004, 2:52 PM Reply   


..Mike still pops in every once in awhile Cannont miss the Solbound boat on the water.
Old    Chris Cleveland (more_betterness)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-10-2004, 2:56 PM Reply   
Can I see a picture? curious to see what they look like
Old    walt            11-10-2004, 4:39 PM Reply   
I've got a pair and love them. I just bought a pair of 05 CWB Zeus bindings and I think I might like the Solbounds better. I'm going to stick with the CWB's for a bit and then switch back to the Solbounds and see if I still feel the same way.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-10-2004, 4:45 PM Reply   
walt, if you end up goin' back to solbounds, sell me the zeus for 50 bucks!
Old    walt            11-10-2004, 4:49 PM Reply   
Joe, I don't think they make them that small. J/K
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-10-2004, 4:50 PM Reply   
nukka, i wear a large!
Old    Chris Cleveland (more_betterness)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-10-2004, 4:57 PM Reply   
Thanks Walt.



Old    walt            11-10-2004, 4:57 PM Reply   
Sorry Joe but your still out of luck because a large won't fill my shoes. No pun intended.
Old    theflyinburrito            11-10-2004, 7:02 PM Reply   
dont leave home without em


Old    Kevin Bird (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-10-2004, 7:24 PM Reply   
i rode for solbound for a while and loved them the best bindings i have ever ridden but i have a size 13 and last time i talked to mike i could not get any if anyone ever gets a chance to to get there hands on them, get them.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       11-10-2004, 9:55 PM Reply   
Jared - didn't you get the last pair?
Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-10-2004, 11:55 PM Reply   
ya, at least the last pair of vandalls. But Mike still might be selling the Whalmans. I absolutely love these bindinds.
Old    Luciano Grimblat (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       11-11-2004, 8:32 AM Reply   
what is it about the "solbounds" that everyone is so crazy about?? I cannot get a pair to try so I'd appreciate if anyone explained it to me.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       11-11-2004, 1:10 PM Reply   
It's the spikes dood, and the west side sign. Nothing says, "I'm hard core" like a pair of those babies.
Old    slidervinny            11-11-2004, 1:30 PM Reply   
its just simply a basic binding design with no bull to it, hands down one of the best that i ever liked.
Old    the not so naked chef (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       11-11-2004, 3:38 PM Reply   
Joe! Joe! No....I never meant for it to end like this...

Yes, I DID paint my plates pink. And the other picture has some thruster straps I got this past may when I bought an erich schmaltz pro model.

Also, I personally love these bindings because (as vince said) they're a no BS design. They're comfortable (for me), they hold my foot in nicely, and they're super adjustable. Also, I don't need any sort of lubricant to slip them on, and that's a huge plus.

Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-11-2004, 3:57 PM Reply   
Dang Chef seeing those thruster slippers, just reminded me of the good old days. Did any of you get to ride or see rogers shackle bindings? I think I have a set some where I will do some digging. Now they are the Solbound OG's (BTW if you rode them you guys are old.)
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-12-2004, 7:40 AM Reply   
I remember them. i remember Mike getting WORKED at Boardstock '96 in them as well. Mike did more sick stuff in those bindings than most people today. Last time I talked with him he was recovering from a broken leg(moto). He still puts out a few here and there, but insurance kills him. He was trying to work something out with CD.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-12-2004, 8:25 AM Reply   
electricsnow, thanks for the pics.

the footbeds look a lot thicker, but i'm still not sure about the rest of the bindings. i do like "flexible" bindings to be able to poke out grabs, but i still want them supportive and stiff enough for those bad wrecks (like my lukes). also, the strap, i had a problem with them staying in its place. maybe they've improved that, along with the other things. i'd prolly check 'em out again...maybe.
Old    Garrett Cortese (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       11-12-2004, 2:46 PM Reply   
Schwenne, Aubrey and Doud are all former riders of Solbounds and still love them. Schwenne will still throw them on his board from time to time. Here's some evidence from my photo vault:

If you ride Solbounds, maybe you can poke out your grabs like Mike Schwenne... or maybe not. Lake McClure, 2003.

Aaron Aubrey also swore by Solbounds just last year. He rides pretty good, too, in case you didn't know.

Daniel Doud has taken some wrecks in Solbounds, he also throws down, too.

Later,
Garrett

If you ride Solbounds, maybe you can poke out your grabs like Mike Schwenne... or maybe not.  Lake McClure, 2003.
Aaron Aubrey also swore by Solbounds just last year.  He rides pretty good, too, in case you didn't know.
Daniel Doud has taken some wrecks in Solbounds, he also throws down, too.
Old    the not so naked chef (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       11-13-2004, 12:40 AM Reply   
Joe....can we....I mean, does this mean we're friends again? hahahaha, to each his own, to each his own. Again, I loved the "binders" that's all I can say. I can't even help it...it's kind of like cinderella and her glass slippers...

And I remember the solbound shackles (the original shackles)! Mike must have been the last professional to rock straps...and me laddy, he rocked them hard!!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-13-2004, 12:44 AM Reply   
yeah, i'll forgive you this time.

tell mike to send me a new pair of "binders". i'll check 'em out!
Old    the not so naked chef (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       11-13-2004, 3:19 PM Reply   
I feel blessed to be back in your good graces...Thank you!

binders..."we're so old school!" Holla...

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