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Ouch! reflex hitting my shin

Hey guys, just wondering if there is any good ways of avvoiding the reflex boot hitting your shin while doing flips. When i go for the landing of the flip the boot releases and hits me in the shin. I have seen people use a shin guard but im thinking it might annoy me with my toe pass. Thx.

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  • ralral Posts: 1,762 Mega Baller
    @Nautiqueskier123, why is the binding releasing? Does it need to release (i.e. is it really protecting you?)
    Rodrigo Andai
  • Nautiqueskier123Nautiqueskier123 Posts: 18 Baller
    edited July 2014
    Thx for suggestion.
  • Nautiqueskier123Nautiqueskier123 Posts: 18 Baller
    i Have tried putting it on higher settings but it would really hurt when i crash, and would not release often in my other tricks. Thx ral.
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,121 Mega Baller
    @Nautiqueskier123‌ you could always take the shin guard off before your toe pass.
    isaacd3skis
  • ralral Posts: 1,762 Mega Baller
    I agree with @MattP‌. You can mount a shin guard on a neoprene leg spray protection, so you can put it/take off quickly.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 950 Mega Baller
    edited July 2014
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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    For flips you might be better off without a release. Use a snowboard strap across the top of the boot and lock it down. You can unclip it for toes easily. Lots of advanced flippers use this trick.

    Shin guards are a pain but widely used. There is a neoprene cap for the Silveretta but your shin will take a beating in any release. Don't fall. (Actually as your flips improve, the problem goes away. )

    Eric
  • Nautiqueskier123Nautiqueskier123 Posts: 18 Baller
    thx guys for the tips.
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 578 Crazy Baller
    Here the link to the cap @eleeski mentioned that Reflex sells. Sure helps you keep from cutting your leg for trick or slalom. The Shin guard seems common too on hand passes.

    http://reflexworld.com/product/reflex-release-protector/
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,315 Mega Baller
    That will cushion the release, but the shin guard will help if you click the boot heel ledge against your tibia.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    Remember, your shin may smash the edge of the ski if you release. The Silveretta is just one threat to your shin. My binding releases to a fairly clean ski but has still damaged my shin. I hate releasing. Unless I really need it.
    Eric
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