Christian  DeHaas

Christian DeHaas

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Christian  DeHaas

Christian DeHaas wrote a review of on July 12, 2011

5 5

I got these bindings after sending back my brand new Nitrane Contrabands to Dogfunk. While I love the one strap system and have ridden Contrabands for a few years now, the Nitranes wouldn't fit to my boots. The problem with Contrabands is that as the years progress, the toe strap seems to get worse. The only way I see Contrabands getting better is if they take all the new stuff they have thrown into the bindings and keep the original toe strap on it. I got these because I wanted a change up in the one strap system. I was a little skeptical about getting these bindings because I had heard that the toe strap slowly tightens less and less. I have only had these for 2 months now and have only been doing dry-land training, but haven't had any problems with them. They seem to be a good solid binding! They have "canted footbeds" which for me is a MUST after riding Contrabands with them. They are very easy to set up and don't take you an hour or more like the Contrabands did. The harshmellow is a great padding system which works well on their bindings as their boards. I have a K2 Jibpan which has Harshmellow in the board as well. Excellent dampening reduces chatter and keeps you solid at higher speeds. The only thing that scares me about these bindings is that the chassis is plastic and not metal. While the plastic reduces weight, it may not be durable enough. Only time will tell. So far I have found 0 flaws about these bindings. K2 has really stepped up and made some amazing products.

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Christian DeHaas wrote an answer about on July 12, 2011

Hey Streblo,
I got these bindings a few months back and even I was a little skeptical about getting them. I got these after riding Contrabands for a few years, and they are very similar if not better than Contrabands. The problem I have had with Contrabands is that they have never really tightened down my toes as much as I want. I got the Uprise's because they were a good price and I still wanted the one strap system. After getting them and setting them up to my boots and board, I found them to be an excellent upgrade from my Contra's. They hold down my toes very well and it is a simplistic yet advanced binding. They have canted footbeds like the Contra's which for me, is a MUST! I haven't had a single problem with the toe strap. It is not flimsy, and it is light! The only thing that I am wary about is that the chasis is made of plastic and not metal. While this reduces weight, I will have to see how well they hold up. I wouldn't be skeptical about getting these. If you get them and end up not liking them, send em back to Dogfunk and get a full refund. Hope it all works out for ya!

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Christian DeHaas wrote a review of on April 29, 2011

5 5

I have the green, purple and gray color way on this beanie and I love wearing it! Even though green is not my favorite color I love it on this beanie. It is such a styley beanie and can be worn with just about anything. Get ya swag on!

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Christian DeHaas wrote a review of on April 22, 2011

5 5

I never wanted to wear a helmet when I started snowboarding because it just wasn't cool and it meant you sucked. I wear my helmet every time I go now because that whole idea where if your not ok with dying from not wearing a helmet your not cool. I have taken many crashes where I've been so glad to have a helmet on. It really is such a good looking helmet and there is pretty much no gapper gap. Buy whatever size fits your head normally with the liner in it and if you want to wear a beanie under instead, take out the liner and earpads and shred the mountain in style. I would highly highly recommend getting this helmet.

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Christian DeHaas posted an image about on April 22, 2011

Helmet on head

I never wanted to wear a helmet when I started snowboarding because it just wasn't cool and it meant you sucked. I wear my helmet every time I go now because that whole idea where if your not ok with dying from not wearing a helmet your not cool. I have taken many crashes where I've been so glad to have a helmet on. It really is such a good looking helmet and there is pretty much no gapper gap. Buy whatever size fits your head normally with the liner in it and if you want to wear a beanie under instead, take out the liner and earpads and shred the mountain in style. I would highly highly recommend getting this helmet.

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