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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Looking at the latest picture in the thread I suspect that I would bend those heel cups where they mount to the heel of the baseplate. It would most likely happen hitting a small windlip in flat light and rolling over the nose or trying to jump off of a small drop and washing out onto the tail.

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:36 am 
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Looks bomber to me? Besides it looks like Chris shreds pretty hard, i'm guessing he's putting the system through its paces. Besides hard boots this is the only system i would be interested in laying down some serious coin on.


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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:53 am 
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I've bent or broken most of the aluminum bindings I've ever had from Preston, Sims, K2, Drake, and Karakoram. Sometimes it's wear out failure but usually it's from a tumbling fall, a few times it was from landing hard with a lot of forward lean. I'm a skeptic when it comes to metal heel cups. I know it makes sense from a design stand point and I was just offering up some feedback on places to look to reinforce the Ranger bindings. That aside, I do like the direction that they are going, especially with the dynafit standard touring bracket.

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:55 am 
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I'm not trying to say I'm a bad ass, just heavier than average (200 lbs) and when I was riding a lot harder than I do now I would fall spectacularly. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Thanks Jason this is good feed back. I will be trying different profiled side walls and testing the gear hard, i think any binding should be able to handle going over the handle bars or falling out the back on a drop and still provide good lateral support when riding/skinning.

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:40 am 
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a lot of progress but only on the instagram feed:
http://instagram.com/rangerbindings


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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Cool looking interface, actually not unlike what Sparks was looking at doing with the edison. I like the universal TLT toe piece. It makes me wonder if you're also working on a plate binding that works with your interface. I was also wondering if you're looking at a heel lock in tour mode.

Any idea whey these bad boyz will be available?

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:43 pm 
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These have a heel lock that is skiable, I will upload some video on Monday. They fit some other bindings. Follow us on http://Instagram.com/rangerbindings and Facebook for updates. Thanks for the stoke it's still coming out of the garage on a shoestring budget.


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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:54 am 
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YaY... Chris is close to having these all set for 2013/14 season... He's cracking away hard on them. Stoked to see a final product soon!!

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:54 pm 
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I went and saw Chris and his workshop while in NZ for Splitfest.
These bindings are amazing! lots of R&D and some new concepts so keep an eye on Chris and his design.
Great work mate

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Thanks for coming over Firstlight Adam, Its nice to see people excited about bindings. Its been a lot of long nights in the shed cranking out and iterating bindings over and over again. But we are here.

This is it, something that i could only dream of at the beginning.
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Thanks to everyone that has been interested in this endeavor, I probably would of given up after the first or second years of RandD if it were not for you. Rest assured splitboarding will continue to be pushed by the riders.


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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:09 am 
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Dude way to go on the heel lock!
http://vimeo.com/66642666

It would be cool to figure out a way to unlock the heel without taking off the binding, but its still way better than no lock at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Ranger Bindings
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:15 pm 
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Very smooth stuff, love the new leather straps.
When are they released and will you ship to Europe this season?


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