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Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       06-01-2007, 1:48 PM Reply   
I am fairly new to riding only one summer and i am looking for some new bindings. I like the ankle support but dont know if them poping off on a harde fall is good. Also is the new snowboard inspired boots harder on your ankles???
Old    G. Rios (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-01-2007, 2:06 PM Reply   
Nick whad is it? From my experience its far better to have your feet fall out on a hard fall then not. But it's all preference and i prefer to not have broken ankles. See you on the water.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       06-01-2007, 2:38 PM Reply   
Take your pick:

The bindings stay on during a "digger." The board stops and holds on to your ankles resulting in a whipping motion of your upper body where the result is a hard SMACK to your face. But...Your ankles and knees are safe.

Option 2: On a digger, the board stops and releases you. This allows your body to continue traveling and come to a less abrupt stop or slide. You can still get smacked, but it is usually less violent. The downside is a "one in one out" scenario where the board spins around and blows out a knee or ankle.

I like option 2...loose boots. But I think you'll find it 50/50.
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       06-01-2007, 3:12 PM Reply   
thanks for the info i have had the one in one out the bindings gave thier double ups but i did realize that can be a huge issue. a digger is that when you catch the board on the front edge???

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