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Direct Link To This Post Topic: LoBacks or no Highbacks, has anyone used them-
    Posted: Aug/24/2011 at 4:12am
I'm curious about the LoBack as they seem to provide more movement and freedom but I was wondering if anyone's tried them and if they can share their experience with them.  I read the reviews on this site and I didn't really get any information out of them. 


A follow up question to that is, has anyone gone w/o highbacks? How did it feel? Was it a big adjustment? Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 10:54am
Depends on how low you mean by low, my Contact SL's are lower than my Cartel's and they do feel like they provide more freedom, but I haven't ever used any bindings with Burton's lowbacks or anything too low.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 11:01am
Seems to me they'd be kind of dangerous for folks like me with bad ankles.  Anyone else have bad ankles that have tried these?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 11:07am
There is a thread somewhere on here about riding with no highbacks at all.  Or was it a discussion in a thread... I can't remember.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 11:11am
^^yeah, it was for folks who didn't want any response.

@OP - not sure what kind of response you're looking for.  I had a pair of Burton lo-backs but, completely different feel and minimum/no response.  It's completely an experimental setup and really for a skate like feel aimed at park/jib riding.
Did you google it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 11:23am
It can't be for people who want to hold an edge heelside, which incidentially is one of my favorite activities while snowboarding
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 11:47am
Originally posted by RideTimeless

^^yeah, it was for folks who didn't want any response.

@OP - not sure what kind of response you're looking for.  I had a pair of Burton lo-backs but, completely different feel and minimum/no response.  It's completely an experimental setup and really for a skate like feel aimed at park/jib riding.


^ exactly correct!
low backs R for park/ jibbin so U can tweak stuff out. Not recommended for anything but park.  As far as no highbacks.. U can really only get away w/ out highbacks in powder. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 12:02pm
i have used some bindings with slightly lower highbacks than union or burton (which i'm used to) like flux, and while i liked them, it did make me realize i do like a taller highback, higher on my boot.  or maybe i'm just more used to that.

i like a lot of response from all my gear and use extra forward lean on my bindings.  i don't think lowbacks are for me, but some people love them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 12:37pm
i had a pair of really old ride lx, which the highback is more like a lo-back.
is def. less aggressive and responsive, had to use more forward lean with lo-back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/26/2011 at 1:40am
I use a high back chair, they give more support for the back, just look for one with good lumber support :)
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