how tight do you cinch up rs-1 boots

velcrovelcro Posts: 1
edited August 2009 in Skis Fins Bindings
just wondering how tight others are cinching these boots up for ski control

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,750 Administrator
    Hard to exactly explain but not very much. My test is that I can simply pull the ski off at the end of a set. If you have to mess with the laces to get out they are way to tight

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,750 Administrator
    Scot,

    I think that is silly unless you are on a Goode (Yea I know you are). Just pull the laces down till just snug. Do not take the stretch out of the elastic. Everyone thinks that tighter is better but that does not really apply to these bindings.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,750 Administrator
    Scot what about taking up volume with superfeet or something like that.

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  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,531 Crazy Baller
    I wear mine tighter than it sounds like Horton does, but I do make sure there is some elasticity left as that is how the release works. While I "COULD" take them off without loosening the laces, I don't since I want the laces to last. I watched Chris Rossi put his on at our May record tournament at Okeeheelee and he wears them pretty tight, but with some stretch left (that is the important point to remember, the release RELIES ON SOME ELASTICITY REMAINING IN THE LACES).


    Scot, let us know when you give the superfeet a try. I also have low volume feet and use green superfeet to take up enough volume so I can leave some stretch in the laces. I've been on them more than a year now and have zero complaints.


     
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  • D WoltersD Wolters Posts: 139 Baller
    I wear mine the same as John. End of set, grab the tip of the ski, slip your feet/liners out.


    Feels just like old school rubber bindings use to!
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,999
    Mine are pretty loose. Once I got em where i liked em, I knotted the bungee just above the cinch. Now there's just enough room to slide the bungees over the hooks. When I'm sitting in the water, it feels super loose. But as soon as I come up and there's water pressure against the ski they feel great.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,750 Administrator
    edited August 2009
    Mine are not "Super Loose" Just loose enough to get out without messing with the laces.


    Scot - super feet go UNDER your liners not in them. If you put stiff arches inside the liner you will not release very well.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,750 Administrator
    edited August 2009
    I tried it In the liners and with the Superfeet I have - it stopped the release. I also have some softer inserts in a pair and that works great.

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  • DekeDeke Posts: 370 Baller
    I use Zip-Fit brand footbeds and have them inside the liner.  Laces are just barely "firm".  Trust me, they release fine!
  • mopowpowmopowpow Posts: 317 Baller
    I use Sole moldable footbeds in my RS1s.  They flex more than the green Superfeet.
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,531 Crazy Baller
    I use my superfeet IN the liners same as Rossi. I have not had a problem releasing.
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,030 Mega Baller
    My green superfeet are inside, and the laces are pulled tight.  It'll be my fault if I get hurt because they don't release.  I've had those velco booties pre-release years ago, and it was the only time I've ever seen stars.  Not something I'd recommend to others.   In my highly biased personal opinion (IMHBPO)  it's better to crash with both feet in. 
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
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