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dcav88

Using snowboard bindings and boots

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dcav88

I was looking to buy a new board recently and saw that hyperlite sells what they call "system bindings". They look exactly like snowboard bindings. I had an extra pair of brand new Burton synchro's as well as a really light weight boot. I have to admit, the control and support is unbelievable. Don't pay hundreds of dollars for hyperlite gear if you already have snowboard equipment.

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sp0tts

So you've used your snowboard boots and bindings on your wakeboard? I'd think draining and drying could be an issue...

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dcav88

So you've used your snowboard boots and bindings on your wakeboard? I'd think draining and drying could be an issue...

Not at all. I had that concern at first but it hasn't been a problem. Snowboard boots are pretty waterproof. I mean, they do have to handle melting snow at the end of the day.

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mnhays

Hey I use hyperlite system bindings on two of my boards with Murray boots, it's a solid tight feel and the board seems pretty responsive.

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Oberon

My main concern would be my leg breaking before the boots let go. I'm not a very good wake boarder but I've come out of my boots before. I imagine a wipeout from a big jump would exert more force than the fall the ejected me.

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SeanQ

My main concern would be my leg breaking before the boots let go. I'm not a very good wake boarder but I've come out of my boots before. I imagine a wipeout from a big jump would exert more force than the fall the ejected me.

HL's theory with this is that the most likely time you'll break something is when only one foot comes out of your boots, allowing the big wakeboard to torque your remaining leg around. So in theory you want to be able to guarantee either both feet coming out or no feet coming out. They went with no feet coming out on the systems. Plus it's worked alright that way for snowboarders for years.

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SeanQ

Did you have to do anything to the snowboard binding plates to get them to mount to the wakeboard hole pattern?

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