Trick Ski Binding

JWebSkiJWebSki Posts: 89 Baller
Does anyone have a suggestion for a trick ski binding? I am looking for a hardshell option. It is going to be used for hand tricks. I see a lot of people using reflex but many people say they aren't durable and wear out pretty quickly. Ive also looked at the fluid motion bindings but their main trick ski binding is a non-release. I'm assuming I want a binding that will release, right? Currently I am using my old strada binding that came off my slalom ski, which definitely is not the best option for a trick binding. What is the best option for a trick binding?

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  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 481 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @JWebSki take a look at the OB4Systems.com website. I have used this release system for tricks for years.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
    BrennanKMNThan_BoganMattPIts_Fun
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,994 Mega Baller
    I use the OB4 for trick and prefer the release style over the Silvretta options because of the rotational release abality and its abality to release upwards. Learning new tricks on hands and toes always leads to lots of falls and the OB4 releasing helps prevent those hard falls and allows you to train longer and harder with a reliable release.
    Its_Fun
  • dropskidropski Posts: 58 Baller
    definitely would go with a reflex. I just switched from a Wiley and my very first set on the reflex was the best set of my life. It will make you a better tricker right away and you'll be glad you got one.
    eleeskiIts_Fun
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,708 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Reflex. Look at what the majority of pros use. We put all three kids on Reflex for trick over the past 2 years, and now they have them for slalom as well. Noticeable improvement in both events.

    As a caveat. Some of the pros use Wiley's with the stiffer rubber/EVA stuff. I have just gotten to the point where I don't want to mess with rubber at all. Unfortunately I have a couple that are likely going to jump. Great, double wraps...
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 481 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Just because the pros use it, does not make it the best for every skier. Reflex is just what was available until now, and most skiers hate to change boots that they are accustom to. The kids that have made the switch to OB4 love it for tricks. My daughter grew up tricking using the OB4 style release, and now tricks 3500-4000 points.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
    Its_FunBrennanKMN
  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 155 Baller
    Reflex. We have used them for years. They are dependable,repairable with good preformance.

    Jeff Lindsey
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,220 Mega Baller
    I think hardshell is good for control. Reflex, Fluid Motion or OB4 should all work. I put my son on a Reflex back when he was in a size 4 shell and he used it for trick and slalom. Unfortunately we bought our stuff the year before they went to the 500 release so I am still using the old 404 and scavenging parts whenever I kind find them.
    Mark Shaffer
  • JWebSkiJWebSki Posts: 89 Baller
    edited June 2015
    @mmosley899 do they use the OB4 hard shells as well as the release mechanism or just the release with other boots?
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 481 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @JWebSki you can use almost any type hard shell or soft fit boot on the OB4 System. Most trickers are using some type of hard shell boot. My daughter, @MattP, and I use an OB4 hard shell boot for tricks.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,703 Mega Baller
    @mmosley899 It seems that your release system with @Brewski's custom bindings would be amazing...
    http://www.ballofspray.com/forum#/discussion/comment/137980
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
    MattPBrewski
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 481 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @ToddL yes they would and expensive! But his boots will work on my release system.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
  • BrewskiBrewski Posts: 301 Solid Baller
    I can also build a boot to any system....
    MattP
  • BrewskiBrewski Posts: 301 Solid Baller
    ....and have a new Reflex plate that is OUT OF THIS WORLD.....new contact while wating on the new website: [email protected] 573-392-7432
  • BrewskiBrewski Posts: 301 Solid Baller
    http://kohensports.com/ new stuff on there soon as I get a patent filed......
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