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List Price US $179
Ride EX Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Advanced
Quick Release No
Manufactured in China
Canted Footbed Yes
Burton Channel Compatible Yes
Mini disc No
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Flex

Medium/Soft

Boot Support

Medium/Loose

Turn Initiation

Medium

Buttering

Medium/Hard

Adjustability Good
Comfort Good
Ratchet System Good
Shock Absorption Good

Ride EX 2016 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Ride EX is their entry level binding that has some good tech at this price point but it also has some flaws as well.  For Example they have canted foot beds to make the ride easier on the body.

Days: 1
RidersJames, Peter
Boots: Burton Imperial, Nike Kaiju
Boards: Never Summer Proto,

Flex: Good medium soft flex bordering on medium.

Adjustability: Some adjustability but not as much as some bindings.

Comfort: Not bad but the toe strap isn’t that comfortable to Peter and I.  Because of the rubber webbing we had to crank it down a lot and the narrow sides bit into the boots collapsing the sides.

Heel-Toe Response: Nice smooth forgiving response.

Tip-Tail Response: It’s not bad but it’s not like many bindings these days that don’t have a dead feel underfoot.  You can still butter and press a mellow flexing board no problem.

Boot Support: The ankle strap fit well around our boots and we had no complaints there.  We just had complaints with the toe straps.

Ratchet System: Not a great ratchet system.  Ride’s low end ratchets and straps have broke over the years often on us and sometimes even the demo’s in shops we see are broken or aren’t working right.  It’s been getting better the last couple of years but we are still a little hesitant to recommend them.

Shock Absorption: Nice padding for an entry level binding.  It’s pretty damp and the shock absorption is pretty good too.

There is nothing special about this binding except it works well for the price. Our only real complaint is their ratchet system isn’t as reliable as their higher end bindings and we have heard of issues with reliability.

There isn’t too much difference from 2010-2015 there are a few small tweaks but for the most part it’s the same binding as the previous models. The 2014 and 2015 Astro Glide Ratchet system is better than past years but we are still a little weary. Also the 2014 Ride EX has a slightly different high back.  It offers up about the same ride as before but it’s just a little bit different and I believe a little lighter.

 
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Best bang for the buck

Dec 22, 2016 by Shane
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All mounting • 
Days You Ride A Year: 20 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 174 CM 8.5 

I know 5 stars are only for a perfect set of binding, but I also consider the price. They are adjustable, but not as much as an expensive set. Really comfortable, especially the toe strap...you can't feel it's even there !
I kept the same board, and changed from a K2 cinch bindings. The difference is amazing, now turning is easier, jumps are easier....EVERYTHING is easier !


5.0 5.0 1 1 I know 5 stars are only for a perfect set of binding, but I also consider the price. They are adjustable, but not as much as an expensive set. Really comfortable, especially the to Ride EX Review And Buying Advice