RTPs

I am looking to tryout a RTP setup on my V-Type. I was thinking Wiley's RTP.
Any suggestions?

Comments

  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 392 Crazy Baller
    Wise choice. The Wiley RTP gives some of the best lateral support out there.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 4,009 Infinite Pandas
    I can't make a pass on a toe kicker. I can't get up on a double boot. I made a hardshell that I could kick in with the liner on my off foot. I love it, I can slalom again.

    It's not an off the shelf product.

    Eric
    Than_Boganswbca
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,065 Mega Baller
    I like the HO RTP. I prefer ones that don't adjust as I am a dragged and they are easier to kick into. The molded footbed on the HO helps hold your foot in place. I haven't used the Wiley one but I wasn't crazy about the Radar RTP my foot tended to slide around.
    Mark Shaffer
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    I had the same problem as @Chef23 with my foot sliding around so I went with a HRT on my new ski and couldn't be happier.
  • mikeymikey Posts: 67 Baller
    +1 on HRT. Like it much better than standard RTP
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,889 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I prefer the Radar RTP's as they have a formed footbed rather than just being a flat hunk of rubber that your heel slides around on.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • Ralph LeeRalph Lee Posts: 492
    It's complete luck if you can find a RTP without customizing
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 944 Crazy Baller
    I have an HO RTP on my V Type. Tight at first, but great now that I have a few sets on it.
    elrphntmski
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,112 Mega Baller
    I've used a D3 RTP for a zillion years and very happy with same
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    elrskialex
  • Justin_CJustin_C Posts: 274 Solid Baller
    I use the HO adjustable rtp. I really like it. I don't know how many times I've crashed and still can't believe both feet stay in! Mind you I have had a few complete dismounts thrown in there...
  • dropskidropski Posts: 58 Baller
    I have a Wiley rtp on my VType. It's bare bones , durable and simple as you can get. You won't have to worry about it
  • two2onetwo2one Posts: 2 New Baller
    I had a rather too spectacular dismount losing balance crossing the second wake pushing too hard for the 4th after being late on the 3rd and getting out of shape. My right foot came out of the RTP and I completed the the crash by having my left foot ripped sideways and forwards out of the front Wiley ... ending up with an broken ankle.

    That was 3 weeks ago, still on crutches still with a swollen foot and knowing that's this season gone.

    I really want to ski again, but can't see me getting onto that setup again. It will always be in my mind.

    Considering all other binding setups now (except RTP + wiley)

    Any recommendations as to what you would consider the safest setup that will release before an ankle gets busted? pros and cons for Radar/Reflex - double release etc ?
    Any advice appreciated.

    The front binding may have been too tight for me, but having gone through the last three weeks of pain, I can't imagine ever skiing in a Wiley with RTP again.

    Thanks
  • Justin_CJustin_C Posts: 274 Solid Baller
    @two2one that's why I like the adjustable. I crank it pretty tight and then leave my front)(Radar Profile) semi loose on top and snug on bottom. No problem ejecting when needed.
    two2oneSlalomStevenzwaterski
  • raynrayn Posts: 430 Solid Baller
    +1 on the fixed HO rtp. Loyal user for 15 years. Well made. Good footbed. Doesn't stretch out.
    Ray Newmark -
  • two2onetwo2one Posts: 2 New Baller
    Thanks - I'll check out the MOB - it looks interesting
  • Mrs_MSMrs_MS Posts: 408 Mega Baller
    My HO toe plate ROCKS
    I ski for fun, just the wife!
  • skialexskialex Posts: 1,352 Mega Baller
    I like my D3 standard toe loop, over 10 years old still good as new. They don't make Standard any more but I have a spare so I guess I'm covered!
  • MazdaMazda Posts: 21 Baller
    @eleeski Like you I cannot ski with an rtp and trying to avoid getting up with 2 feet in (back issues). Can you please share how you modified your rear boot that allows to kick in once up? Any advice on the subject from the shared experience on this forum is greatly appreciated.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 4,009 Infinite Pandas

    Remove the cuff and clips of a hardshell boot. Cut down the back and use a heat gun to open up the back even a little more. Replace the clip with an elastic strap (old binding rubber). Put your liner on your back foot and wrap it on your foot with a rubber band (old racing bike innertube).
    It takes some effort to kick in but feels great when in. My front boot releases easily so I'm a "both out" skier now. One foot starts aren't magic - I missed one of three starts yesterday and barely made the other two (but that's not bad for my first slalom ride on the new hip).

    Eric
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