Before I start the next ski test I am doing a review of the Reflex binding with R Style rear. I have been in the same bindings for 6 plus years so I was extremely worried about the transition. The Reflex system is used by a large percentage of the best skiers in the world so there is no question => if the system is good. The worry was how different it would be from what I have been using.
I was especially worried about the R Style rear boot. It looks to be closer to a rear kicker than a full boot. I have been in double boots since about 1984.
First set was yesterday. Being a chicken, I went off the dock at 30 MPH (32 off). That was fine. Not scary at all. So I tried 32 MPH. Not scary. So 34 MPH. Same result. Such a relief this transition is going to be easy. I ran a few more 32s and went back to the dock.