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    Did a few runs in the new boots - they ski much better than the old ones and they seem to be more comfortable even straight out the box. I am sure once I get them fitted for next season they will be very good!

    Now I am getting back to the new skiboards project

    Have a few more questions for people with more experience than me.

    First regarding the Sticky Icky and the Crossbows. How would the bigger turn radius feel when riding? The Heads now have an insanely small radius 4 meters. I guess when carving I don't need that short turns, and the 7 and 8 meters of those skiboards should be fine. How does it affect the ride otherwise? I am not an expert in skis and their geometry and stuff, so I really have no idea. Would they be less maneuverable in all aspects? I.e. when skidding around? I love the ability to turn them immediately in any direction and the super easy pivoting, would I loose some of that with the Sticky Icky and especially the longer Crossbows?

    Then the riser plate and the bindings. This site offers "pro sport riser" and "pro prime plus riser", while Spruce's site only mentions "pro riser". I cannot figure out what the difference is? And the bindings offered along on the two sites are different. How should I choose? If I get the cheapest option would it be enough for me (if I don't need gripwalk)?
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    I cannot compare the SIIs or the Crossbows since I’ve not ridden them, but can take a stab at your riser questions.

    The pro sport/prime/plus uses the same riser the difference is the bindings that are affixed. The pro prime plus uses Attack 13s which are considered top of the line and will give the most solid connection/feel. The DIN of any other binding will be lower but unless you’re hard charging it shouldn’t be much of an issue. Since the only difference is the binding, you should be well-served by seeing the reviews of those bindings online to see what people think. I know there are plenty of people who love the pro sport and others who probably wouldn’t want that binding for their style.

    Personally I went with the Attack 13s because I crave the most solid connection possible, just like I prefer very stiff boots. But everyone has their preferences


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    The Stickies and Crossbows should feel a lot more stable and wobble less at high speed especially on flats. If you're doing super short, fast, linked, true carve turns then the Heads might feel more quicker edge-to-edge because the full lengths of the edges are always engaged. Stickies and Crossbows need to be at certain minimum angles to get the edges fully engaged due to their rockers. However, you can twist Stickies and Crossbows while they're flat, so if you change your technique to twist and pivot onto the edges you can turn faster - Stickies can probably keep up or turn faster than the Heads this way, but the Crossbows are probably too long. Also, if you like to slarve (slip-carve), Stickies and Crossbows are far superior to the Heads.

    The only real difference between the "Prime Sport" and "Prime Plus Pro" is the actual bindings on them. I think the aluminum risers are identical. The Spruce web site lists 3 different binding options - SX, RX-12 and Attack 11 - and are currently on sale. The "Prime Plus Pro" has historically been the Attack 13 bindings. It looks like SBOL is selling Attack2 13's now and Spruce is selling Attack 11's. The differences between the bindings - SX, RX-12, A-11, A-13, A2-13 - are around safety, adjustability and capability. Beginners through advanced intermediates probably won't be able to notice any performance difference. The Attack series are designed for the most aggressive and expert rider. If the cost difference is bearable to you, Attacks are highly recommended.

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    To elaborate on Stickies vs Crossbows in terms of turning faster, yes, Crossbows will feel heavier and more sluggish than Stickies. But, the more skilled you get as a rider, the less that sluggishness will matter. And when you ride faster and in more varied terrain, that "sluggishness" can turn into an advantage. I would not discount the Crossbows simply because they might seem too long right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyanr View Post
    Did a few runs in the new boots - they ski much better than the old ones and they seem to be more comfortable even straight out the box. I am sure once I get them fitted for next season they will be very good!

    Now I am getting back to the new skiboards project

    Have a few more questions for people with more experience than me.

    First regarding the Sticky Icky and the Crossbows. How would the bigger turn radius feel when riding? The Heads now have an insanely small radius 4 meters. I guess when carving I don't need that short turns, and the 7 and 8 meters of those skiboards should be fine. How does it affect the ride otherwise? I am not an expert in skis and their geometry and stuff, so I really have no idea. Would they be less maneuverable in all aspects? I.e. when skidding around? I love the ability to turn them immediately in any direction and the super easy pivoting, would I loose some of that with the Sticky Icky and especially the longer Crossbows?

    Then the riser plate and the bindings. This site offers "pro sport riser" and "pro prime plus riser", while Spruce's site only mentions "pro riser". I cannot figure out what the difference is? And the bindings offered along on the two sites are different. How should I choose? If I get the cheapest option would it be enough for me (if I don't need gripwalk)?
    So I wanted to comment starting on the Head 94cm myself. I am currently on the DLPs which are 110cm. If you are looking for something very similar but a little more stable, the SII will be your boards. Those and the Revolts are a great 104/105cm option. I can't talk up the DLP's enough, but if you have the money, get both. If you are only getting one, the SII will be welcomed from what you are currently on.

    Just wait until you get the boots completely fitted. They will feel amazing. I have recently gotten a pair of Fischer Vacuum boots and they are like bedroom slippers now that they have been molded.

    Best of luck on your search.
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    ^^
    Fischers were super comfortable to be, as I wrote earlier, unfortunately didn't have my size in the model I wanted.

    Thanks for clarifying the riser confusion, so it's the same plate , but with different bindings. As I'm fairly leightweight and currently ride at DIN 7, I can get lightweight DIN10 bindings - they should be sufficient for my skiing.

    Based on what I've read I'd probably slightly prefer the SII , but then the Crossbows package price is a very good deal. In any case I need to wait for next season stock, unless something interesting pops up second hand.
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