Sep 19, 2017 by Wren
Ability Level: Advanced on the mountain and beginner in the park •
Riding Style: Aggressive all Mountain toying with Freestyle •
Days You Ride A Year: 15 •
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'9" 150lbs, Arbor A-Frame 158, Arbor Cypress M/L bindings, Ride Insano size 9
It is impressive how locked in the bindings feel but don't punish you at all. They have a great level of response and a dampness in all axis (compared to NOW bindings that are only damp /responsive along the waist) that makes any board you put them on carve and charge harder. The highback really cups the whole back of the boot giving support for leaning your board all the way over or for driving your board through thick snow. Ratchets though sticky work fine, straps are comfy and shock absorption is plenty. Great binding for freeride and pow as they make you want to go fast and ram through bumpy snow due to the dampness and springy give when things get too rough. I've tried it on a YES jackpot, YES TDF and Arbor A-frame. It was a perfect match for the A-frame, It actually feels like it was made for it because they both have a solid locked in feel that can handle it when it gets choppy. I've taken them in the park and were ok. They would not be my first pick for that task but then again they weren't built for that anyways.
Ps. I tried the S/M and my size 9 boot would fit the binding, but the straps were very hard to get on the boot. I switched to the M/L and adjusted the heel loop and fits fine.