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Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-04-2008, 7:55 AM Reply   
I broke my ankle twice this year and am looking to buy some new stiffer bindings for '09. I currently ride '08 watsons and love them but i think they may have contributed to the ankle fractures because of the amount of flex they allow. Please give me some good feedback...thanks
Old    Twan (el_rey_de_zapatos)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-04-2008, 8:17 AM Reply   
Try the 2009 Ronix Cells or the Hyperlite Atlas boots. Both are super stiff
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       10-04-2008, 9:57 AM Reply   
I now ride the Shanes because i like the flex of them, but if your looking for a real rigid boot, i did ride the Atlas (3DS at the time) and they were really stiff. I've tried the CWB Zues and they have a rreally HIGH and stiff wrap. I'd put my opinion right with Twan above. Cells and Atlas. I would say try the Zues boots and see what you think too.
Old    Wkbrdjeff (jeff_altman)      Join Date: May 2002       10-04-2008, 10:02 AM Reply   
I would disagree on the Atlas, broke mine wearing them, way too much flex. Ronix One IMO have great support.
Old    Rich Jennings (96formula)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-04-2008, 10:04 AM Reply   
08 c-dub Zeus'
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-04-2008, 10:09 AM Reply   
08 Slingshot D2 -- it has in inner Ankle brace just for that.

they are awesome -
i've had the cells = pure crap

I would say the 2nd best is the Atlas but seriously check out D2's
Old    AG (martinique)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-04-2008, 10:14 AM Reply   
2nd the d2's

d2's the removable ankle brace is awesome
Old    Shon G. (shon_g)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-04-2008, 10:21 AM Reply   
08 CWB Zeus!!!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-04-2008, 10:21 AM Reply
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-04-2008, 10:28 AM Reply   
cwb zeus!!! I have mine in xl if you want to ride them next time you go out! Or you can try our my shanes just lemme know!
Old    Fred (fredlap)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-04-2008, 10:29 AM Reply   
I think that stiffer bindings are more dangerous for the knees because during a fall, you can't split the torsion between 2 articulations (knees and ankles)! When your ankle takes 30% or more of the torsion, it gives you a chance to not blow up your knees!!! (my point)
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-04-2008, 10:41 AM Reply   
I liked riding the zeus' bc they really lock in your heel and they have really great high ancle support, and I never had a problem of not ripping out of them on hard falls!
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-04-2008, 11:29 AM Reply   
Ryan, do this workout for your ankles. Stand on one foot and bend your knee so its not locked out. Then close your eyes. Just stand there and dont jump around. This will build up all those small muscles in your ankle for stability. When you get better at it move to a bosu ball or something similar.

As far as bindings, the best I have seen are the slingshot's when it comes to ankle support.
Old    Steve Mac (scooby212)      Join Date: Oct 2008       10-04-2008, 11:51 AM Reply   
I was at Radar Lake and talked to Chad Sharpe abt the '09 Cell bindings and he said there was a reason he hasn't blown any knees and its b/c his boots give such great ankle support..proof is in the puddin
Nick why so harsh on the cell boots?
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-04-2008, 1:27 PM Reply   
Thanks guys. I really want to try out your Zeus bindings wes what are you doing monday?
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       10-04-2008, 1:31 PM Reply   
wait for the 09 byerly's or maybe the cwb hinge techs
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-04-2008, 2:48 PM Reply   
another vote for the D2's. they are super stiff.
Old    Fred (fredlap)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-04-2008, 2:51 PM Reply   
I think D2 are the best boots ever done but I wear it without the extra support!!!
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-04-2008, 2:56 PM Reply   
Slingshot D2's or LF Watson

3DS/atlas are decent too.
Old    Justin (salsajs3030)      Join Date: Aug 2008       10-04-2008, 3:04 PM Reply   
...same problem as you Ryan, bought the 08 One's and they are awesome.
Old    Performance Ski And Surf (perfski)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-04-2008, 3:22 PM Reply   
Hey Ryan, From riders / selling them...seem to find most riders go for Hyperlite Atlas Boots, Ronix Cell Boots, or Watsons. If you want to hold out, Phillip's new boot offers ways you can change the stiffness on the upper ankle...but volume wise, I think the Atlas is what most riders with issues similar to yours have gone to.

Bill @ Performance
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       10-04-2008, 9:13 PM Reply   
lf transits
Old    David D (220_superstar)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-05-2008, 5:51 PM Reply   
CWB Zeus.. no question have had 3 ankle surgery’s in the last 4 years and this year has been great got them at the beginning of the year summer and have not had issues since. I re-laced them with thicker laces and used better clips they are great.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-05-2008, 5:58 PM Reply   
another vote on Slingshot D2 boots
Old    Serge Thibault (silverthunder)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-05-2008, 6:34 PM Reply   
+1 for the D2. I have three pairs now... they are the best. Way better then the 07 and 08 Watson and light years ahead of the HL 3DS 07 I used to have.
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-05-2008, 9:06 PM Reply   
sorry Ryan but I'm getting over having a really "fun" case of the flu the last 5 days but feel free to use that stuff you should take the Marius too!!!
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-05-2008, 9:50 PM Reply   
Cells are by far the most anckle support I've felt in a boot.
I messed my ankles up a bit last year and having cells treated them great, I was riding with full support and no pain.
Old    Randy Aubuchon (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       10-07-2008, 8:16 AM Reply   
I have had the ankle problem since 99' after 5 years of comming short on tantrums and Raleys, my ankles were shot (and still are).

Its been a long time since I found a binding that did not have a forward lean (any pressure on the top crease of my ankle just kills). This is the most important thing for me in bindings - I could care 2-bits less on appearance as long as the support is great and no forward lean.

I run a boardshop and found the best binding with no lean and great support to be 08 Murrays.

2nd up would be the Slingshot D2's.
Old    Slingshot (flexnwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-07-2008, 8:54 AM Reply   
5th that for the SLINGSHOT D2's.

Removable ankle brace, Intuition heat moldable liner, dual stage lacing, and pretty stiff.

One of the best boots on the market.


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