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Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-15-2012, 5:56 PM Reply   
I was doing a general google image search on "wakeboard bindings" and was super curious when i saw this picture a few scrolls down the list
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clicked on it and discovered that someone made a "safer wakeboard binding" with a release function... not only that, but this design got an innovation award and got quite a bit of recognition from outside the wake community.

How is it that a wake related invention gets all sorts of recognition and we have never heard of it????? OR am I just the last one to hear about this?

LUCID wakeboard binding
http://julianschloemer.com/lucid/

one example of news behind it
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/new...e-for-designer
Old    Erik Jernberg (juniorhawk)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-15-2012, 6:04 PM Reply   
Whoah!
Old    Vinny Armentano (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       02-15-2012, 7:31 PM Reply   
HOly crap thats so cooolllllllll
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-15-2012, 7:43 PM Reply   
does it come in closed toe? lol
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-15-2012, 7:47 PM Reply   
the colors remind me of the ronix reliks
Old    Brett Mock (bmock50)      Join Date: Feb 2011       02-15-2012, 8:42 PM Reply   
Can you buy them anywhere?
Old    Will (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-16-2012, 1:42 AM Reply   
Probably got swallowed up in a lawsuit over patents.
Old    Clay (tahoeguy7)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-16-2012, 9:24 AM Reply   
We probably haven't heard of it because it got an award from a vacuum company for "the ability to think differently," not an award from wake enthusiasts who have actually tried it out.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-16-2012, 11:30 AM Reply   
personally i am a bit of a fence-sitter on the "stay-in vs come-out" argument.
I wear neo socks in my boots, mainly for extra padding, but they do have an added benefit of helping your feet slide in and out easier.

i know there is a significant representation on both sides of the argument/ preference. unfortunately those who are in favor of coming-out dont have much to choose from

reguardless of what side your on though everyone wants both feet to do the same... except for suicidal people that do one footed airs
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-16-2012, 12:03 PM Reply   
Really interesting stuff. I wish there was a video of them..
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-16-2012, 1:02 PM Reply   
I heard about these when I was first getting into the sport and forgot about them. They look like they wouldn't be very good as bindings.
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-16-2012, 5:36 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by durty_curt View Post
the colors remind me of the ronix reliks
What Reliks are you riding? Havent they only ever been black, reflecto, and blue this year as the Parks?
Old     (Nick77)      Join Date: Dec 2011       02-17-2012, 12:40 AM Reply   
Is i see it they dont look very good. i don't think the designer is riding on a high level, but being more an industrial designer. One of his points of designing the binding is that it's hard to get in and out of bindings. Well not today and it wasn't back in 2008.
weeknesses of the binding. 1. release system. He is saying that injuries occur when one foot falls out of the binding and the other is still attached to the board. Yes thats right but the release binding system will make the risk even higher of one foot releasing.
2. Support. This binding you can only tighten at the top part with a BOA system. How do you make the binding tight over the foot?
3. Comfort. as i see it you will have your front foot grinding the baseplate.
Well you can probably develop it it even more but todays wake bindings are already way beyond.

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