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deminimis
06-26-2013, 11:41 AM
Well, decided to give closed toe boots a try. They arrive today. If anyone is interested, Nor Cal Mastercraft, via Amazon, is selling 2012s for only $279 (size 11).

GoneBoatN
06-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Well, decided to give closed toe boots a try. They arrive today. If anyone is interested, Nor Cal Mastercraft, via Amazon, is selling 2012s for only $279 (size 11).

NorCal Mastercraft = http://www.wakerootsrideshop.com/ is their online water sports store. I suggest that you give them a call (925-460-9216) if there is something you want but don't see it on their web site. I'm local to them and I find that I can't really beat their prices with (other) online shops. I was there yesterday thinking of a getting a park board.

GoneBoatN
06-26-2013, 12:28 PM
Oh, and many times (maybe most) you will see items marked as free shipping.

deminimis
06-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Yea, they're my new bestest buddies.

GoneBoatN
06-26-2013, 10:59 PM
Yea, they're my new bestest buddies.

I've been looking for a park board for the last couple of days since I started to visit the Wake Island Watersports cable park. Board rental is $40 a pop so I figured pay-pack would be six visits. I picked up a 2012 Ronix Phoenix Project board for %50 off. Typically sell last year stuff at 40% and year before at %50, but being me they threw in the extra 10% - I get the feeling I spend too much money there. :rolleyes:

swatguy
06-27-2013, 12:16 PM
Love the ONES! ENJOY! Heat those baby's up and they are like pillows on your feet.

sp00ky
06-27-2013, 09:20 PM
I've been looking for a park board for the last couple of days since I started to visit the Wake Island Watersports cable park. Board rental is $40 a pop so I figured pay-pack would be six visits. I picked up a 2012 Ronix Phoenix Project board for %50 off. Typically sell last year stuff at 40% and year before at %50, but being me they threw in the extra 10% - I get the feeling I spend too much money there. :rolleyes:

Im enjoying my new Ronix parks boots so light and comfortable. Ronix blows away anything by Hyperlite.

nickespi
06-27-2013, 09:43 PM
Agree! Ronix bindings are the jam! I switched from some Hyperlite BDS the the Ronix Reliks and it's night and day.

GoneBoatN
06-27-2013, 10:01 PM
I have the 2010 Ronix cells and love them. My son has the Ones and even though they are as size bigger my feet just don't go into them. I have a wide forefoot and high arch so that most likely is the issue. It's like ski boots, your feet tell you which they like and really tell which they don't like!

swatguy
06-28-2013, 12:01 AM
I have the 2010 Ronix cells and love them. My son has the Ones and even though they are as size bigger my feet just don't go into them. I have a wide forefoot and high arch so that most likely is the issue. It's like ski boots, your feet tell you which they like and really tell which they don't like!

It's funny because when Ronix first hit the scene I rode their Cells. I have an A-B width foot and the Cells had the tightest feel. I was all over the place inside the Ones. In 2009 Ronix changed their mold, materials, and baseplates. I went to go pick up my yearly new pair and all of a sudden the new mold Cells didn't fit my feet. I waa slopping around inside there. I ended up swapping over to the Ones then. With the change in design the Ones got narrow all of a sudden and the Cells widened out. Crazy how that worked when their pro rider has stayed the same for the One series. I ain't complaining because I love thier fit whether it was the cell or the ones.....just kind of weird that huge shift in one season when the bindings were revamped.




And btw thanks for that link. Holy crap those are some deals. Dam u. Now I am gonna have to grab some gear at those prices.

GoneBoatN
06-28-2013, 12:27 AM
It's funny because when Ronix first hit the scene I rode their Cells. I have an A-B width foot and the Cells had the tightest feel. I was all over the place inside the Ones. In 2009 Ronix changed their mold, materials, and baseplates. I went to go pick up my yearly new pair and all of a sudden the new mold Cells didn't fit my feet. I waa slopping around inside there. I ended up swapping over to the Ones then. With the change in design the Ones got narrow all of a sudden and the Cells widened out. Crazy how that worked when their pro rider has stayed the same for the One series. I ain't complaining because I love thier fit whether it was the cell or the ones.....just kind of weird that huge shift in one season when the bindings were revamped.




And btw thanks for that link. Holy crap those are some deals. Dam u. Now I am gonna have to grab some gear at those prices.

For me it's worse because they are about 10 minutes from my house - not good!

You can never have too many boards - what the wife does not know will not hurt her. ;)

I tried the Ronix Phoenix today at the cable park. I removed all fins (decided to go without the "park" fins as well). It was sooooo easy to surface spin the board even in chop. No problems doing backslides. I had to get use to not pushing too hard on the tail when edging hard otherwise it would slip out. I hit a box and it was like I was gliding across butter. I hit a kicker and again glided right up it with practically zero resistance. No line at the cable park today - I think my arms are about 2" longer now.

Since it has removable fins, I'm going to put the 1" fins on and see how the new board feels behind a boat - hopefully on Sunday.

GoneBoatN
06-28-2013, 12:31 AM
It's funny because when Ronix first hit the scene I rode their Cells. I have an A-B width foot and the Cells had the tightest feel. I was all over the place inside the Ones. In 2009 Ronix changed their mold, materials, and baseplates. I went to go pick up my yearly new pair and all of a sudden the new mold Cells didn't fit my feet. I waa slopping around inside there. I ended up swapping over to the Ones then. With the change in design the Ones got narrow all of a sudden and the Cells widened out. Crazy how that worked when their pro rider has stayed the same for the One series. I ain't complaining because I love thier fit whether it was the cell or the ones.....just kind of weird that huge shift in one season when the bindings were revamped.




And btw thanks for that link. Holy crap those are some deals. Dam u. Now I am gonna have to grab some gear at those prices.

I typically get 2E in a running shoe since they are soft. For dress shoes I sometimes have to got to 4E. Add bunion on the outside joint of little toe and pronating foot = serious pain if boot/shoe does not fit correctly.

For me water sports stuff shopping is worse because they are about 10 minutes from my house - not good! You can never have too many boards - what the wife does not know will not hurt her. ;)

I tried the Ronix Phoenix today at the cable park. I removed all fins (decided to go without the "park" fins as well). It was sooooo easy to surface spin the board even in chop. No problems doing backslides. I had to get use to not pushing too hard on the tail when edging hard otherwise it would slip out. I hit a box and it was like I was gliding across butter. I hit a kicker and again glided right up it with practically zero resistance. No line at the cable park today - I think my arms are about 2" longer now.

Since it has removable fins, I'm going to put the 1" fins on and see how the new board feels behind a boat - hopefully on Sunday. I figure it will most likely be just a park board but might as well give it a try to see how it does.

swatguy
06-28-2013, 12:40 AM
That's the board I was considering. That and the 2012 Parks board. May have to flip a coin




My wife has stopped trying to keep track of my gear. I started grabbing her new stuff all the time as well and she yelled at me to stop changing her setup. Told me she doesn't care what new board I show up with as long as hers doesn't change......can't argue with that.

deminimis
06-28-2013, 01:39 PM
My wife has stopped trying to keep track of my gear. I started grabbing her new stuff all the time as well and she yelled at me to stop changing her setup. Told me she doesn't care what new board I show up with as long as hers doesn't change......can't argue with that.

Wife is working this weekend (I hope). This will allow me to install my secreted away Wet Sounds equipment and new One boots. She probably won't notice the Ones, but I have a sinking feeling she'll notice the Rev10s. As far as boards, might I suggest you get a three-sided coin and consider a Slingshot Lyman too. Oh my frick'n frick do I love that board.

_fng_
06-28-2013, 02:46 PM
Do you guys have any issues with your feet cramping/hurting after awhile?

I got 2012 ones this year and love them but after 15' of riding my feet hurt bad enough to make me quit, I figured they'd break in but I've rode them since February and not much improvement. It is probably from snugging them up too much but I love having that locked in feeling especially coming off velcro vantage bindings.

deminimis
06-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Did you heat mold them? I'm worried about cramping too. My Divides are my first boots that didn't kill my feet, so hoping the One's are as kind.

GoneBoatN
06-28-2013, 03:17 PM
Wife is working this weekend (I hope). This will allow me to install my secreted away Wet Sounds equipment and new One boots. She probably won't notice the Ones, but I have a sinking feeling she'll notice the Rev10s. As far as boards, might I suggest you get a three-sided coin and consider a Slingshot Lyman too. Oh my frick'n frick do I love that board.

The slingshot has that sliding binding mount. Someone told me they knew another person who broke two of those. I know it is hearsay but... There was a slingshot I was looking at as well but that tidbit made the Ronix a go.

GoneBoatN
06-28-2013, 03:22 PM
Do you guys have any issues with your feet cramping/hurting after awhile?

I got 2012 ones this year and love them but after 15' of riding my feet hurt bad enough to make me quit, I figured they'd break in but I've rode them since February and not much improvement. It is probably from snugging them up too much but I love having that locked in feeling especially coming off velcro vantage bindings.

That is what was happening to be because the One did not seem to be accomidating my high arch. Admittedly since it was my son's boot it was not like I could have it heat molded to my foot.

I know for snow ski boots, I get the best fitting even before any work to adjust to my foot for the best results. When I first started wakeboarding I tried every boot/binding available and settled on what fit my foot the best and never had to heat mold them.

deminimis
06-28-2013, 03:42 PM
The channel has been around for sometime. Even my snowboard uses a channel, as well as many of the kiteboards around here. Never an issue for me, so don't let the channel scare you, although, like anything, it could fail.

sp00ky
06-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Do you guys have any issues with your feet cramping/hurting after awhile?

I got 2012 ones this year and love them but after 15' of riding my feet hurt bad enough to make me quit, I figured they'd break in but I've rode them since February and not much improvement. It is probably from snugging them up too much but I love having that locked in feeling especially coming off velcro vantage bindings.

I found that if I pull tight around the ankle first and then not as tight over the foot they are more comfortable.

And they seem to get in just the right place. Ankle tightness is key.

_fng_
06-28-2013, 04:25 PM
I haven't heat molded them yet cause I was told just wearing them over time would accomplish the same thing and that heat molding can accelerate the break down of the bindings. Have way through my runs I'd usually loosen the lower laces to help a little but usually it is too late, I probably need to do this from the start.

bcd
06-28-2013, 06:34 PM
I heat molded my 2012 Ones, and my right foot sometimes gets a little cramping, but not too bad. I have pretty wide feet, so I'm not sure if that's what the issue is or not. Usually by the time the cramping starts, I'm pretty well done riding so it isn't a big deal for me.

kgrove
06-28-2013, 08:49 PM
I recently switched from Ronix Cells (maybe 2008?) to 2012 Ones... Same size. I found the Cells far more comfortable - easier to get into and softer around the foot without lacking structure and stiffness to control the board. I have had to cut multiple sets short in my Ones due to aching feet and lacking circulation in my foot. To counteract this I've resorted to leave the lower lace almost completely loose. I definitely find the One boot to be tighter fitting and less comfortable than the Cell, which seems very odd given that the Cell is stiffer than the One. I know it is not just a generational thing as my buddy has 2012 Cells that are the same size as my 2008 Cell and 2012 Ones and when I borrow his boots I do not have the same problem.

I quite sure this is a personal preference or individual foot thing - somebody with a different shaped foot may have exactly the opposite problem I do. Point being - try them on carefully before you buy. I didn't and have a lousy match between my boot and foot shape as a result due to assuming the same brand would fit me the same from one model to the next. Apparently that's not true.

swatguy
06-29-2013, 01:42 AM
Wife is working this weekend (I hope). This will allow me to install my secreted away Wet Sounds equipment and new One boots. She probably won't notice the Ones, but I have a sinking feeling she'll notice the Rev10s. As far as boards, might I suggest you get a three-sided coin and consider a Slingshot Lyman too. Oh my frick'n frick do I love that board.

I have tried to ride a Slingshot in several models. The recoil, the response, the reflex and the most recent being the Hooke. Their thin profiles just don't do it for me. For some reason they just feel real floaty under my feet. Their landings are pillow soft I just could not get used to their feel under my foot. The channel system was beefed up and has not had many issues at all in their new beefier channel line. It was the first year they introduced it that had a few more "issues" than Slingshot would have liked.

To answer the foot issues. I think the Cells are much less prone to the lace bite. Their tongue uses a thicker and stiffer material so think that helps in the lace bite/ kink area. The Cell also rides just a bit higher in the cuff are from the hinge point to the top as well if you put it side to side with the One. A few riders in the comps these days run regular shoe laces or hockey laces.

Molding them will not break them down quicker if done properly. If you keep molding them over and over than for sure it will hurt them, but one or two times will have no effect on integrity. It will help get a much better fit. Lot of shops will tell you they will break in just riding. True if you are in 90degree plus heat all day long 4 days a week, but for most heat molding them will speed up the orocess of comfort. Just wear a good sock when you mold them. I also know some of the pros wear socks in their bindings. Murray Byerly and Harf all did . Maybe give that a shot to hepl with the fatigue/sleepy foot syndrome.

Also if you a getting a lot of pressure inside your bindings try rotating them a degree or two in or out depending on the pressure. One notch makes a huge difference believe it or not in some cases.