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Reflex boot spacing

Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
I am switching from HO's EXO Pro's to a Reflex front and a Radar Strada rear. My question is the Radar rear pushed all the way forward puts about a 1" gap between my boots. Any farther forward and it appears to interfere with the Silveretta release mechanism, any ideas?

If I cut off the front of the Strada rear it would just expose my toes and put them just under the release mechanism and might smash my toes when activated in a fall.

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  • KcSwerverKcSwerver Posts: 389 Baller
    Your toes shouldnt be what you are worrying about. I have a toe loop and reflex. I have never experienced an injury to my toes due to release
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    My toes actually touch the release mechanism with a RTP if I wiggle my foot in far enough. The only times I've ever hurt my foot is when I blow the tail and slide over the ski after it's already come off. Even then, it's never been anything that would prevent me from putting the ski back on and finishing the set.
  • Yeah, don't worry about your toes. With my rtp, my toes are within a quarter inch of the rear of the reflex and I've never had my toes hit by the release.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 130 Baller
    The only injury I have had from my reflex, is after release, kicking my rear leg shin with the heel of the reflex boot.
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    So, are there folks out there that chop off the toe area of a Strada rear to get your feet closer together? I don't want to go RTP but I could try the Reflex R if it gets my feet closer together?
  • I chopped an inch off the toe of my stradas and RS1's when I had them.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 561 Crazy Baller
    I'd like to hear from those who use the R-style?
  • savaiusinisavaiusini Posts: 337 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @Chuck_Dickey have you considered a Wiley in back? I think this is a great combo...
    Sam Avaiusini - Operations Manager, HO Sports Company, Snoqualmie, WA
    Deanoski
  • AKShortlineAKShortline Posts: 88 Baller
    I chopped off the R style to get closer. It is much better.
  • chris_loganchris_logan Posts: 355 Crazy Baller
    I am still making slight modifications to my R-style to get it closer...down to using a file now.
    Always looking for a pull... Will you be my boatdriver?
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    I have an RTP and I hit the back of the boot when I kick in sometimes but never the release.
    Mark Shaffer
    Ryota
  • KillerKiller Posts: 393 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    bringing this to the top as I'm considering going with a Reflex system and R style rear. Currently on double vapor's with my boots as close as possible. Concerned I wont be able to get my boots this close with the reflex system..

    Is it possible to get an R style rear binding as close as I have my radar's without interfering with the release? I'd be going with the newer 850 release if that matters.

    Post up your binders and any mods you've had to make to spacing the r style. thanks!
  • parkerc2112parkerc2112 Posts: 127 Baller
    I use a Wiley RTP and my toes actually touch the two release bars, never an issue. Only injury was banging my shin on the boot.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,724 Administrator
    When my front reflex releases it actually hits the top of my R style. It's not a problem.

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  • KillerKiller Posts: 393 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    thanks @parkerc2112 @horton I guess I wasn't as clear as I should have been, although you confirmed something else I was thinking about with respect to the release hitting the boot.

    Can you get your rear boot/rstyle/rtp touching or close to touching the back of the front boot? I'm concerned I wont be able to get my feet as close as I currently have them, but perhaps that is not as big an issue???



  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 295 Baller
    edited November 2018
    A few thoughts:

    Go to either 1/2 rears like the reflex-r or radar HRT or an rtp. If the front releases and your rear foot stays in - that will be bad...

    Second, whatever you decide to use as a rear boot make sure the silveretta binding can release cleanly and the shell can lift out cleanly. Easy to test this at the dock. My silveretta binding will contact my HRT rear if released, but it provides enough clearance for the heel of the shell to lift out.

    Don’t worry about your toes being under the release arms as if you have an OTF your rear foot is out before the front releases - atleast that has been my experience.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,724 Administrator
    This is how I set up all my skis

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  • parkerc2112parkerc2112 Posts: 127 Baller
    Over time, the rubber from the Wiley rtp has stretched to the point I think my rear foot is too close to front reflex boot thus reducing smear. Going to order another rtp(backup) and new rubber overlay for current rtp. Nothing worse than being stuck with no backup. Murphy’s law.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,724 Administrator
    @parkerc2112 How far are your back toes from your Reflex. I doubt your Wiley has changed that much.

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  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,576 Mega Baller
    Maybe just move it back a notch if you think that's a problem. No way is a new one going to be identical anyway
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • ghutchghutch Posts: 93 Baller
    Horton that looks like its on the good ole Denali. Still riding it?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,724 Administrator
    @ghutch I did some testing for @AdamCord a week or so ago.

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  • ghutchghutch Posts: 93 Baller
    Well don't keep us in suspense....
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,724 Administrator
    @ghutch 47

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  • ghutchghutch Posts: 93 Baller
    I'm still in suspense
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,775 Mega Baller
    edited November 2018
    47 aounda like 3(47) vs 3(65) sort of like x65 c66 c67 (34 mph) just guessing though.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,576 Mega Baller
    11
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    AkBob
  • parkerc2112parkerc2112 Posts: 127 Baller
    @Horton. I have a xl Wiley rtp, even though I only wear 10.5 E width shoe. It’s because my arch/instep is so high and foot is so wide I couldn’t get my foot in a large far enough to feel secure. I’m at the screw placement we’re I can’t move the plate back anymore. My toes almost touch my front reflex boot.
  • skialexskialex Posts: 896 Crazy Baller
    @parkerc2112 on the Wiley RTP you can move the rubber loop back on the plate so the plate would not have to be moved all the way back. Also Wiley’s makes a wide RTP that might be better for you. They sell XL, XXL, back they can sell you a size L if you ask them.
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 846 Crazy Baller
    @Horton I find it interesting that you use only one old rear binding faster what keeps your boot centered?
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