View Full Version : Wakeboard Boots????

05-18-2008, 10:25 AM
Moving up from my entry level boots, looking for opinions:

I have a 138cm Liquid Force board I have been looking at the Hyperlite 3DS and Murray Bindings. Since I am a novice I am about to ask a really stupid question!!

These Hyperlite bindings connect differently than my current bindings, will these work on my board?

I hear and read that closed tow is the way to go.... thoughts??

How about the hinge technology, I tried on a set in a store the other day and that just felt uncomfortable.

05-18-2008, 10:37 AM
I've got the hinge tech on my board and find them very comfortable. But that's just me. I can get in them and out of them rather quicky too.

moomba thing
05-18-2008, 11:06 AM
I ride with closed boots now and I like them way better then open toed. They are more comfortable and your more secure in them.

05-18-2008, 11:09 AM
A lot of it is based on personal preference, I ride Zeus hinge open toe. The closed toe I find to be confining and unnecessary. I've ridden a ronix closed toe binding and it was just not my style. The hinge I like because it sucks your foot in and really locks my heel into place. I've tried a handful of bindings but haven't found anything thatís given me more support than The Zeus (03-07).

05-18-2008, 11:13 AM
I have had several LF open toe bindings with no issues. I got 07 Murray closed toe this spring.. yesterday was second ride.. They are growing on me.. They fit real tight at first but are settling in.. have tons of support, and closed toe gives you a little more edge control..
Only complaint I have seen on Hinge was some guy on wakeworld crashed and the hinge hit him in the rear end pretty hard...

Guys I ride with keep buying 06 Murrays in internet pretty cheap.. they are closed toe and they really like them.. They use them on Roams, Murray Board and others. Seem to be a lasting design and there is inventory out there!

05-18-2008, 02:43 PM
I have learned that bindings are the most important equipment you can have, so make sure you try on and ride as many pairs as possible. Hinge bindings make me nervous because if they come undone its a quick way to hurt your ankle. Just make sure you find a binding with plenty of support. I use 07 lf shanes, Transits and sphynx. All are better than my older LF Elements that had little support. Supportive bindings lead to better board control.
As for how the bindings attach to the board, the spacing is all the same so all boards work with all bindings. How they attach is just a companyís preference. I have ripped hyperlite bindings and LF bindings off boards so I donít think any type of connection is better than any other.

Hope this has helped.

05-18-2008, 09:10 PM
i started riding closed toes last season. i have the 2006 version of the hyperlite 3ds'. i love them. huge upgrade from obrien argons. they are very easy on and easy off - no lube needed. the only thing i don't like about them is that if you crash hard enough and they get ripped off, it is a little hard on the back of your foot. i don't know if they'll fit a l.f. board - but i imagine if the hole distance is the same, they should fit. they fit my o'brien natural just fine.

i also bought a pair of closed toe 2007 l.f. shane's in the off season, but i haven't ridden them yet - review to come. they look sweet tho.

05-19-2008, 10:41 AM
I got the CWB hinge tech bindings, they are very comfortable able, but the problem is I am between the 2 sizes.. so the size below was far too tight and mine are starting to feel to loose now as they break in... So i dunno if I would get them again... probably going to look at a closed toe binding from Ronix next time, I have tried them on in the store and they are very comfortable..

05-19-2008, 11:48 PM
So a friend had the Murray closed toe boots, I liked the way the fit, so I ordered them today. Should be here in time for the weekend ride.

05-20-2008, 12:09 AM
I would love to demo the Ronix Cell's.

05-21-2008, 11:37 PM
How long to break in new boots after on land dry fit. will the water break them in or just use. I have pulled them out of the box to try on and they fit snug, like a snow ski boot.
I have HL Drive bindings on the ronix vault,

Water to cold 55 degree and have not been in yet.

this weekend mid 70's can't wait, might get them in.
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05-22-2008, 08:26 AM
Used mine 3 times and they are getting better.. They'll need a few trips out to stretch

05-22-2008, 11:06 AM
I have zeus open toe and i love them. at first they were almost to tight after about a few weeks of riding they were perfect. it takes a pretty nasty fall to get that hinge to pop down but even when it does the binding is still plenty tight on my foot. Im sure that some boots are better than others but when it comes to gear for anything i do its all the same.

Dont buy generic names-
Im all about trying new stuff but usually i get stuck on a brand and stick with them (cwb,honda,moomba,etc.)
I think of all the pro riders and they all have diff sponsors and all ride different things. A lot of them have prolly switched sponsors therefore switched equip. I doubt any pro would ever admit it but theres prolly some of them that would rather be riding a diff boot. hey you pay me and i'll wear your stuff!. if your buying top of the line equip. your gonna get a good boot. Alot of high end boots don't even change that much from year to year (besides looks) so you can prolly buy last years model and save a lot.
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Eric Z
05-22-2008, 12:46 PM
I got a great deal on some closeout boots last year. I bought the LF Shane, and love them. You get great response and when the water is cold your feet stay warm. I wouldn't go any other way. They also have great support.

05-22-2008, 01:09 PM
I got the Ronix scouts on clearout at xmas time.. they fit awesome Im just waiting to get them wet!

05-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Love the boots!!! GOt on them this weekend for a few sets and they were great. Money well spent!

05-30-2008, 01:35 AM
I havent really tried on alot of different boots, just some crap ones that were huge, my fusion, which break easy from the plate to the board, and some hinge bindings, but didnt like how they felt. My only problem with the fusion are, pinky toe goes numb, and front foot slides forward after a get jump. Anyone else have there feet go numb? My friend has the same problem too.

05-30-2008, 04:09 PM
I havent really tried on alot of different boots, just some crap ones that were huge, my fusion, which break easy from the plate to the board, and some hinge bindings, but didnt like how they felt. My only problem with the fusion are, pinky toe goes numb, and front foot slides forward after a get jump. Anyone else have there feet go numb? My friend has the same problem too.

Never had any toes go numb, but I have had some bindings that REALLY hurt. Currently I am riding a set of the '04 Hyperlite Parks bindings and I LOVE them. I like the ease of the hinge techs, but nothing I have tried so far compare to my old trusty parks bindings. I plan on using them until the come apart. Three seasons on them so far, I think they are more comfortable than my Nike running shoes. When i am done riding, nothing hurts unless a face plant was the reason for being done.

05-31-2008, 01:51 AM
They seem to go numb on a long set, like w/o falling lol. But they don't hurt, it just seems like you'll be riding and then my pinky toe goes numb. My friend said his whole foot did. But he kept riding and it didn't bother him.