RS1 vs. Strada bindings

skimsskims Posts: 14 New Baller
edited June 2011 in Skis Fins Bindings
I recently bought both but have not had a chance to try them out yet. I plan on selling which ever one doesnt work for me. What are the some of the performance changes Radar made from the RS1 to the Strada. I have put both on and the RS1 seems a lot stiffer than the Strada. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,479 Administrator
    edited June 2011
    Almost exactly the same. I like the old liners better but that is just me

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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,942 Mega Baller
    edited June 2011
    Strada boots have a little thinner liner, and a little better flex front to rear. I've had both and they're all good. The laces seem to be the wear out item, but are easily replaced when necessary. I got two full seasons out of my RS1's, and they were still in great shape when I traded them to Eric for a LeeTrickSki. If and when your liners get a little "packed-out" just a few minutes in a warm oven plumps them right back up - try that with your rubber binders !
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  • tsixamtsixam Posts: 373 Baller
    I went from rubber to Strada this year and I am more than happy.
    Tsixam
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,832
    I liked the RS1 better than the Strada. I could never get the right feel with the Strada's due to the changed stiffness and liner.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • frankfrank Posts: 3
    Like the others I had both RS-1s and now the Stradas. After 2+ seasons on the RS1 the front outer shell started a small split along the rear seasons. I take the liners out to let them dry after every set and this may have contributed to the split. I really liked them and I got a new set of Stradas. I like the new Stradas better. To me the Stradas lower adjustment lace is easier to dial in. Both work fine and I don't ever see myself going back to rubber
  • tjmtjm Posts: 262 Baller
    edited June 2011
    I tried the Strada's last year and ended up back on rubber, Wileys. Probably did not give them a fair test ride as I was not sure how tight I could go and still have them release if need be. Probably rode them too loose. Been thinking of giving them another try, How tight can you go and still be confident in a release should the need arise. With the bungee set up it was a guess as to how tight I was going.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,942 Mega Baller
    It's the lower laces that you can crank up tight, and just take the excess out of the uppers if you want them to release. I'm a bad guy and crank mine too tight.
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  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
    They work about the same dry as wet. On dry ground, test out different tightness and try to step out of the boot. If it feels acceptable in your test, it will probably be okay when it is inertia that pulls you up and out.
    Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.
  • tjmtjm Posts: 262 Baller
    Thanks guys
  • jaredH20jaredH20 Posts: 90 Baller
    just got my self a new pair of strada's and am wondering if they are not to small. My toes can touch the end of the liner but i cant stretch the toe up at all. They do stretch a bit don't they? Should i heat mold them?
  • jaredH20jaredH20 Posts: 90 Baller
    my new strada's are are a size 8, the old ones were a size 11. I have noticed that the new back binding sits 1 hole forward of stock on the plate and the old ones sit 1 hole back of stock on the plate, is this normal?
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,756
    If you are worried about them releasing because you pull the laces tight you can mount them to a G-10 plate (remove the sequence plate) and dual lock the plate to the ski.
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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,942 Mega Baller
    but then you'll have to bang on your ski with a hammer and a wooden block, which is just so wrong in so many ways......
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  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,756
    edited June 2011
    I have never had to bang on mine with a hammer, can easily lock 250/250 with firm pressure from a rubber handle. I agree that banging with a hammer is wrong, another reason not to use 250/400 which is hard to lock.
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