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UPZboots delivered!  Thanks Dan.

The sled seems to come with both size hex nut already installed now. 
In essence it's both large or small depend on how you choose to mount it.

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On 1/2/2019 at 10:11 AM, Grip said:

Any idea if it’s possible to make the SG a step in by using Intec parts from F2s?

Cannot I believe. 

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The things I like about these bindings over the F2s:

the beefy center disk, solid like a puck

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how the heel and toe pieces are bolted to the plate from the underneath the base plate so you wouldn't have to take out the lift/cant shims and move the bail

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the entire underside of the base plate is covered by rubber

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Gonna be testing it soon.

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On 1/1/2019 at 4:11 PM, Grip said:

Any idea if it’s possible to make the SG a step in by using Intec parts from F2s?

I dont think you can.

 

@pow4ever and @charliechocolate, did you get the SG bindings??? How do you like it?

 

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I’ve been on F2 race Ti’s for a couple of seasons, and have about 10 days on a set of this year’s SGs.

The new double T-nut in the toe and heel blocks means that you no longer have to disassemble the block to change sizes, another huge improvement over F2 and last year’s SG. 

Overall fit and finish of the SGs is head and shoulders above the F2s. Don’t get me wrong, the F2s are great bindings, but it’s like comparing a Chevy to a Mercedes. The machining on the SGs is top-notch, and other small things like the plastic center disks are easier to install & remove while having a much more solid feel when seated.

Some might say all this is overkill, but if you’re going to own a binding for 10+ years, the price difference pales over time if you’re “detail oriented” like me.  

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13 minutes ago, jburk said:

it’s like comparing a Chevy to a Mercedes. 

So the SG are overpriced and unreliable? :eplus2: joking! 

Gonna try SG next season myself! 

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7 hours ago, yamifumi said:

did you get the SG bindings??? How do you like it?  

Got the SG binding.  Took it out for maiden voyage today.
I should have leave everything the same as on my F2 titanium to compare it apple to apple.
But I am an undiscipline idiot.  Throw on cant in there; if it's good for Sigi it's good for me lol...  <-- this is what not to do.


FWIW:  It's been 2+ weeks since I last ride and condition are a bit choppy/icy.

Feel it's a more rigid binding but in a good way.  Like a good suspension; rigid but not harsh.
Didn't realized how "wobbly" the titanium was(my was getting long in the tooth).
Fit/finish are excellent.  Ridding through chop seems "easier"? 

When I first get on it:  A couple time I carved myself to a stall on shallower trail which tell me maybe more direct/faster of input?
But on chopy/late date snow it seem to also damping?

it could all be placebo effect...  it didn't make things worse so in my book that's always a plus 🙂

Thank you for being the trail blazer for us!

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3 hours ago, pow4ever said:

Throw on cant in there; if it's good for Sigi it's good for me lol...

Jasey Jay Anderson rides with flat cants using F2 cnc bindings...

Not gonna lie, this is the reason why I switched to flat cant! If it's good enough for jja...... 

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LOL... blind hero worshipping have gotten me pretty far in life.
Was running pure toe/heel lift for a long while and this is the first time try canting.
I am not "sensitive" to setup changes:  meaning can't tell know the change I made is "good" or "bad" off the bat. 
It will take me weeks to conclude what change does, the pro/con of it.  Under what condition it works.

my lazy-ness philosophy:  Try no to optimized for a particular condition but generally good enough setting for all condition.  

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On 1/13/2019 at 11:39 AM, yamifumi said:

 

@charliechocolate, did you get the SG bindings??? How do you like it?

 

My verdict is that they're no better or worse than F2s as far as the ride is concerned. In a blind  test, I probably won't be able to tell them apart. But, if you want better materials and bindings that are easier to set up, these win hands down.

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Dumb Question from me:  How can we tell the bail size is 53mm or 50mm?  is it mark anywhere?

There are 2 bails option: 
Standard Bail (53mm) -- Deeluxe/UPZ
Low (NW) Bail (50mm) -- North Wave/Mountain Sport/UPZ race heel options

It seems only the heel bail is different and toe bail are the same? 
(In SG's website they are only carrying heel bail for different size and not the toe)
Can one run Deeluxe with 50mm bail?

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On 9/13/2019 at 9:59 AM, pow4ever said:

Dumb Question from me:  How can we tell the bail size is 53mm or 50mm?  is it mark anywhere?

There are 2 bails option: 
Standard Bail (53mm) -- Deeluxe/UPZ
Low (NW) Bail (50mm) -- North Wave/Mountain Sport/UPZ race heel options

It seems only the heel bail is different and toe bail are the same? 
(In SG's website they are only carrying heel bail for different size and not the toe)
Can one run Deeluxe with 50mm bail?

You are right and only heel bail is different and toe is the same. I believe 50mm only runs with NW and all other boots utilizes 53mm. Upz won’t fit into 50mm

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