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Lesson learned- HO Attack binding

DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
I got my first ski in yesterday evening on my new-to-me HO CoX SL (yes, it took me that long) before dark in between the rain and storms. I picked up the Attack binding from Performance Ski on Sunday. I really think you need to have it pretty loose around the ankle (top lace). Had a stupid WTH kinda fall and it did not release, that hurt a bit. Must be just like the Radar Vector's I hear everyone talking about the top lace loose.
Jason Lord- 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Powerslot-OJ CNC 4 blade
2011 Best in Show 1987-2000 class MasterCraft Reunion
Show boat - Weekend slalom tug

Comments

  • skihardskihard Posts: 555 Crazy Baller
    I ski with HO Approach bindings. Double boots both front and rear and not a toe plate.
    The first year I bought the ski an OTF and roll cost me an injury to my front foot & ankle because my rear foot came out of the back binding from not being set up as secure as the front one. I ended up rolling and of course the ski didn't and I tore ligaments and sprained it terribly. Didn't ski for 6 weeks. When I went back I was scared of further injury so learned how to tape my ankle in a way that it wouldn't turn nor rotate.
    I now ski with both bindings tight so I will not, nor can not come out of the ski.
    I think one has to decide what they want? Stay in or have both come off during a crash? If you are skiing with only a front binding and rear toe plate my suggestion might be to keep it loose enough that you do come out of it when you crash to avoid the type of injury I had a few years ago.
    2014 Carbon Pro, Radar Pro Build Lithium Vapor w/ Vapor Carbitex Boa Bindings - life's about working hard and then having fun on the water! I am - are you?
  • DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
    I am on a RTP. I was on doubles for years HO Venom's on a System 8 and a Vengeance, but it never really felt great to me. For some reason I feel I have more response and control with a RTP. Just gonna have to learn these new style bindings.
    Jason Lord- 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Powerslot-OJ CNC 4 blade
    2011 Best in Show 1987-2000 class MasterCraft Reunion
    Show boat - Weekend slalom tug
  • danspencedanspence Posts: 66 Baller
    I had the attack binding on the front and rear last season and I dug the tip around the bouy and came forward, binding did not release. It stretched my front foot and all the ligaments and tendons around it cause a lot of pain. Was out for about 6-7 weeks. Came back having changed the bungee to a thiner one so that it would release and I was just getting back into the rhythm and flow of skiing again and the same thing happened, only much work this time. Spend the winter with the physio an lots of strengthening and still is weak. I should have torn all of my ligaments around my ankle and snapped my Achilles tendon however was very lucky (both times). I am staying well away from these bindings for good. I had the vectors before @DooSPX and they were a little better, not as stiff binding sides which I think helped. Rocking the Wileys till I can find something I am happy with. I would be careful anyone on the attack now.
    'Gotta Risk It, To Get The Biscuit'
  • danspencedanspence Posts: 66 Baller
    Here is what my foot looked like a few days after I did it.
    'Gotta Risk It, To Get The Biscuit'
    Brady
  • DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
    @danspence... OUCH!!! Looks like I am going to have to sit in the water and pull the ski off till I find a good medium...
    Jason Lord- 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Powerslot-OJ CNC 4 blade
    2011 Best in Show 1987-2000 class MasterCraft Reunion
    Show boat - Weekend slalom tug
  • danspencedanspence Posts: 66 Baller
    @DooSPX Yeah I used to have both laces really tight on the front and then just the bottom tight on the back one however I would recommend finding a happy medium. I liked how hard the bindings were, gave good edge control through the start of your pre turn however just the release put me off.
    'Gotta Risk It, To Get The Biscuit'
  • XR6HurricaneXR6Hurricane Posts: 327 Baller
    I tried a Basis boot on my new Co-X, which is very similar to the Attack except it doesn't have the top-most eyelets for the top lace. With the top lace set for safety, my lower leg was rattling all over the place and I almost crashed several times. Just my opinion but I still think a good fitting rubber binding has a better balance of safety and performance than these shoe type bindings.
  • bogboybogboy Posts: 699 Solid Baller
    I respectfully concur with @danense, &@HR6Hurricane, my wiiley's feel like a sports car, compared to the apex/ attack. Specially the "pro build".
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2013
    Apex, Attack and Basis are all made to fit loosely at the top so you will eject. Sounds like you are cranking the bungee too tight. Same thing happened on the Radar RS-1's (Strada) when they first hit the market. Takes a bit of time to get use to the feeling.
  • DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
    @chuck_dickey, that is what the guy said as well.
    Jason Lord- 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Powerslot-OJ CNC 4 blade
    2011 Best in Show 1987-2000 class MasterCraft Reunion
    Show boat - Weekend slalom tug
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