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wiley trick wrap vs. slalom wrap

asarendtasarendt Posts: 3 Baller

I am what you might call an intermediate trick skier - started about 2 years ago, competed in collegiate tournaments. I can consistently put up about 660-740 pts in a tournament, sometimes more.

My question is about the wileys trick wrap vs the slalom wrap. I've always used the trick wrap but lately its been somewhat frustrating to only be able to go about 10 minutes before my foot starts cramping. I don't really want to spend the money on a hardshell setup just yet, so I was looking into putting on a slalom wrap instead. Are their major cons to doing this? Is it more of a preference thing?

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks


  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 269 Solid Baller
    There are no major concerns swapping out the trick wrap for a slalom set up. You may lose a bit of ankle support/forward pressure, but it may solve the cramping. Like you said it is personal preference. If you hate it you can switch back pretty easily.

    I used to make bindings at Wiley's. The trick wraps were a pain, but if it has been used before its pretty easy to get back on if the slalom wraps don't work for you.

    If you need slalom wraps call Wiley's at 206-762-1300
  • asarendtasarendt Posts: 3 Baller
    Thanks for the advice Mike. I was worried about losing too much ankle support, but it doesn't seem like I'd be losing that much.

    I've also read forums about people placing water bottles and other objects in their trick wraps for a few weeks at a time to 'break them in' so to speak - Although this seemed like it may not be the best option.
  • sixballsixball Posts: 211 Baller
    Don't know if this will help or apply but I used wiley's large and I am just at the boarder of large and medium. I would get cramping sometimes also. I changed skies and decided to try mediums wiley's rather then the large. I have not had a cramp since. For the first few runs I thought I may have made a mistake but maybe three sets and I have not had a dough since. Love the tighter bindings.
  • east tx skiereast tx skier Posts: 595 Solid Baller
    Wiley's has a wrap in between the Slalom wrap and the Trick wrap for the front boot called the "Pro Build," which is, IIRC, the equivalent of the jump boot. I have used it as my front slalom boot for years and just recently went back to it after a few years on Strada boots. Stiff, but you can go longer than 10 minutes.
    Perpetual Longline Baller. Tyler Ski Club, Tyler, Texas.
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