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HO Animal thoughts

wettek69wettek69 Posts: 114 Baller
Gidday guys

Anyone on the new 20/21 Animals? Read a few mixed reviews here from 2017/18, just wondering if HO sorted the issues and the new ones are worth a run. Using a Radar Profile at the moment, but like old style rubber.

Regards to all.

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  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 604 Crazy Baller
    check out tfactors. Outstanding rubber bindings
    disland
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,403 Administrator
    I'm unaware of any issues. I would think front animal and rear venom would be awesome.

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  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 114 Baller
    @MDB1056 I would get a T Factor tomorrow, but I am at the very upper end of the L sizing and bottom of XL (11 & 1/2 US foot size) so am concerned one will be way tight and the other a bit loose.
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,000 Crazy Baller
    @ get the L and put in hot water the EVA material will mold to your foot
  • MarkMMarkM Posts: 155 Open or Level 9 Skier
    They look good. I just wish they would have kept the laces in the back of the boot.
    I like my rear boot loose.
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  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 114 Baller
    @Deanoski Really, you reckon the L will mold enough to fit my 11 & 1/2 big wide foot?
  • kckc Posts: 242 Solid Baller
    @wettek69 For what it’s worth, my son uses large T-factors. He’s an average width size 12 shoe.
    wettek69
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,000 Crazy Baller
    edited March 19
    @wettek69 I wear at 11 shoe and wear the medium T factor front Wiley rear

    I believe you can adjust the width if needed the with the screw on the bottom of the plate
    Than_Bogan
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 604 Crazy Baller
    I’m a 9 1/2 and wear med Tfactors, I cinch down both laces a bit - nice and snug . @Deanoski - at 11 medium has got to be tight
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,403 Administrator
    edited March 19
    Any rubber binding that you can not get out of without losening the laces is unsafe.

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  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,218 Open or Level 9 Skier
    @MarkM me too, laces loose on rear animal.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,473 Mega Baller
    I use large and 9 /12 foot. Its what you like. some folks like it tight, I like that it comes off when I need it to
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • DWDW Posts: 2,307 Mega Baller
    Personal preference is the previous generation Animals with the rear laces. From a friend that tried new version, he thought the sizing nomenclature is not consistent with previous version Animals so choose carefully on size if you have a reference.
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 604 Crazy Baller
    yes we all agree that anything you can't get out of without undoing something is unsafe. I've had mine release just fine so not concerned
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 114 Baller
    Gidday guys.

    Ended up going with a 12/13 Animal. The 10/11 was impossibility tight, the 12/13 seems good.

    Thanks for all the input, like I said, read a few mixed reviews here back from 2017/18.

    Regards to all.
  • loewebloeweb Posts: 31 Baller
    Not having a handle on the back of the binding makes entry more difficult too. A couple buddies sewed on handles to eliminate this and are very pleased with the results.
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 114 Baller
    @loeweb Any chance of getting a close photo of how your mates have sewn on the handle? I would be keen to see it. Thanks
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