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Old    d_fresh            07-16-2009, 4:23 AM Reply   
I need new bindings. I have tried on the 09 Ronix Relik's and liked them. I was just wondering how different the '08 are from the '09 model? since the '08s are only available through the internet, I cannot try them on.
Old    Kevin Zoodsma (zoodsmak)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-16-2009, 6:04 AM Reply   
I got a pair for ya doug, the relik 08 and 09 are alot the same when you hold the base plate stitch lines the same. You'll notice 80% of the difference below the stitch line. Other than the integrated tongue it looks like the same boot up top. Fit is pretty different.

Like all things, get a discount on year old technology or pay the premium for the latest and greatest.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-16-2009, 7:47 AM Reply   
Doug, I don't have any riding experience with the actual Relik's but I would pay the premium for the 09's. I tried them all on and they are very comfy and light.
Old    Evan Miller (mtownrydr)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-16-2009, 9:56 AM Reply   
I have the 09's and they are the absolute lightest boot on the market...I didnt know if I would like them at first because of how low they are cut but they provide plenty of support. Tweaking a tail grab has never been so easy. If you pay for the new ones you won't be dissappointed.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-16-2009, 11:10 AM Reply   
I personally noticed a sizing difference between the two. I tried on a pair of 08's in a size 11 and they fit snugly. I then tried on a pair of 09's recently in a size 12 and they felt equally as snug as the 11's previously. Maybe this is just my experience, but just an observation. There's always that "break-in" factor to consider I suppose.
Old    MJ (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-16-2009, 12:34 PM Reply   
I ride the 09's and they are a very light and comfortable boot. They provide great flex for boned/poked grabs, yet provide pretty good support. Question, mine came with J-pads. Little yellow J-shaped pads to stick in the bindings for extra support? They have velcro on the back side, but i cannot see exactly how to put them in/on the bindings. didnt find a groove cutout for them, etc. Can anyone advise...? Thx.
Old    Tom Adams (gunnertom4593)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-16-2009, 1:38 PM Reply   
You have to get them in from the bottom. They go under the liner there are velco pads to put them onto. Unscrew the 2 screws on the bottom of the boot and slide the liner up to find the pads. They are really annoying to get in there and I didn't really find any benefit in them. But then again I ride the cells and they are plenty supportive to start with, with a softer boot like the relik I see how it could help.
Old    MJ (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-16-2009, 2:02 PM Reply   
great thanks! will try them out soon.
Old    Pat Osborne (CBK) (liquidboarder935)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-20-2009, 7:34 AM Reply   
The 09's are super light and poking grabs has never been so easy. I would go 09 for sure. Get them at your local pro shop too. You wont regret it.

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