Connelly Sync Bindings

vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 81 Baller
Does anyone have experience with the Connelly Sync bindings? I have size 14 feet but they are low volume so shoes don't always fit well. Also, how's the release? I know @Horton got a pair earlier this year but they were too small for him. Haven't seen much talk about them since.

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  • JayproJaypro Posts: 99 Baller
    I have the medium and love it. I have never came out of it from a fall. I replaced the upper lace with bungee lace
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 81 Baller
    I would much prefer to come out in a fall for safety.
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 99 Baller
    Then that's really not the binding for you in my opinion.
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 516 Solid Baller
    I have the Connelly Talon bindings -- their top binding before the Sync came out. They seem to be designed for people who don't want to come out of their bindings in a fall with the lower lacing section going high up on the foot. The Sync looks similar. I don't use the top lace loops of the bottom section and then use loose bungee laces for the cuff section. My foot will come out with this setup, but it reduces the amount of support provided by the binding.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 81 Baller
    It's interesting that so few seem to have the Sync bindings. What I'm really concerned about is if my low volume feet would actually keep from moving around but the real problem seems to be that the bindings don't let go.

    Anyone have the Shadow bindings?
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 516 Solid Baller
    What they are calling the Shadow looks pretty much the same as my Talon boots but with a plastic plate rather than the metal plate mine came with. See my comments above regarding the Talon. If you want good release I think you need to look at a different brand. I have narrow feet and just switched to a Radar Vapor front boot -- way higher performing boot -- much stiffer. A buddy of mine has the Radar Vector -- no release issues and he seems to like their performance.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 81 Baller
    I was just about to pull the trigger on a Connelly Carbon V. From what I've seen on here there are some compatibility issues between Connelly and Radar, at least one the rear binding. Is that still true? To be honest, the compatibility of bindings between companies is frustrating to figure out being new to the sport.
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 516 Solid Baller
    I'm pretty sure all the front bindings are compatible and there are ways of making the rear binding work, including drilling new holes in the plate (this probably works best on a metal plate).
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