2014 Ride Capo Binding Overview
Hey there. Welcome to the Morning Shred brought to you by snowboards.com. I'm Jenna. I've got Ryan from Ride and we're going to talk about the Ride Capo Binding.
Ryan, who's this binding for? I would say more advanced rider to expert. There's a lot going on in this binding that would probably give a beginner rider a little bit of a run for their money. Fairly supportive, fairly responsive. A lot bells and whistles. Very stiff, yes. Talk a little bit about the strap then. The strap we've got the freestyle anklet. It's very tight, very free-form fitting and also very light. You got tool-less adjustments, Astro Glide ratchets. We've got the 3D Thin Grip Toe Strap which is designed, the 3D mold is designed to fit over your boot and then the Thin Grip is designed to stretch out and fit just about any toe box in the game. Awesome. And the ankle strap has a hinge on it kind of does, or what you guys call a hinge. It does. Yes, it's got a little hinge here. So, it basically keeps that binding out of your way so it's easy entrance and easy, you know, getting out, you're not constantly stepping on it. You're not stepping on it... Breaking pieces and whatnot so, yeah, the engineers definitely had their heads in the right spot when they came up with that one. Great.
So, lots of padding underfoot. Yep. We got the Wedgie 2.5 on this angled so you get more comfort, more added pop. We go to the highback which is the Eclipse. Very stiff. This binding designed for that freeride guy, the guy that's charging very fast, wants to edge in very aggressively. This is not to let them down during those situations. And then you've got a little urethane underfoot too, right? We've got the Urethane Rollbar, basically what that does is it helps the binding sit on the board, grips it, and also takes vibrations and dampens the ride and smoothes out the ride as you go along. And then real quick, the Infinity Chassis. The Infinity Chassis is an adjustable chassis. Basically what makes the Infinity Chassis is it runs on a smaller disc so it allows you to feel more of the board. Get a little bit wider or narrower stance but mainly to feel the flex of the board versus that larger disc which takes up and creates a dead space. Sure. All right, so this is really just the binding for that aggressive guy, if he's doing freestyle riding he's hitting some bigger stuff, he wants speed, he wants response, correct? Exactly. He wants the response and he wants strength and that this binding will give it to him. Nice.
Well make sure to check out the Ride Capo at snowboards.com and thanks for watching the Morning Shred.