2011 HO Alpha bindings

WIskierWIskier Posts: 76 Baller
edited December 2010 in Skis Fins Bindings
I was wondering if anyone has skied on the new alpha bindings, I thought they looked pretty cool so I wanted to find out some more info.


  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,942 Administrator
    They look a lot like the Approach. I have not seen in person but do not think that is a new binding. If you want HO bindings, Animals are the gold standard.

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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,895 Mega Baller
    if you've got the right shape foot to be comfortable in an Animal
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  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    Picked from the HO site. The EXO liners are realy comfortable, I have them in my EXO Pro's. Animal and Approach bindings always killed my foot. EXO's are great!
    The Alpha’s lean profile minimizes drag on both sides no matter how deep you’re holding you edge.<span>  </span>The EXO liner and free floating tongue are encased in a composite textile shell delivering comfort and durability.<span>  </span>Dual lace zones provide an easy in and out experience and the ankle support strap allows the skier to adjust their ankle security.<span>  </span>Most importantly is the response you feel when skiing the Alpha, we achieved this with a 21cm cuff height.<span>  </span>The ski is responding to your thoughts quicker than ever.<span>  </span>
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    Alpha <span class="productPrice">$150.00 <img src="http://hosports.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Alpha_4ce9c055d747a.png" border="0" width="400" height="505" /></span>
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,064 Mega Baller
    That ankle strap scares me.

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  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 976 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I was thinking the same thing. Watched a guy totally destroy his foot when the strap kept his front foot halfway in the Approaches.
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  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,346 Crazy Baller
    Those look very much like a boot D3 made 3 - 4 years back, can't remember the name but someone here will.  Had one friend who used them and really liked them but if memory serves they weren't very well received overall and I don't think D3 makes them anymore.  FWIW.

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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    "Approaches Rock"
    The Alpha's look like a stiffer Animal that is a bit higher up on the ankle. I cant wait to try the new D3 binding. I would like to see the the D3 and Alpha side by side.   
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,625 Mega Baller
    Look more like Approaches to me.
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  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,540 Mega Baller
    Looks like a broken ankle to me

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