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mtnsmith
10-19-2007, 04:40 PM
Well my wife's O'Brien Nova bindings broke last night so now we need to find her something new. I'm not sure how many ladies there are that might read this but I know a fair amount of the guys that do should have some input from their counterparts. My wife is has a narrow foot and rides fairly aggressive. I have a local shop that can get just about anything and he matches online prices, so I will buy through him. I've been really happy with my LF Transits and will probably look at the Melissa and Minx bindings first, but any input is always welcome. Thanks in advance.:D

wannabewakeboarder
10-19-2007, 06:34 PM
I would say the Melissa, and then the Minx, I've heard stories of the Minx and Sphynx comming apart where the sides attach to the footing.

xpjim1
10-19-2007, 06:39 PM
My daughter is not all that aggressive but my niece is. One has the 05 Minx the other has the 06 and both of them love them. No issues at all with them.

Razzman
10-19-2007, 07:16 PM
Hey XP, check out the CWB Bliss, Sage or Embers with the hinge. My wife has a narrow foort as well and these are great for her. In fact my nieces use them as well and swear by them. The biggest advantage is that you don't need goop with them! The wife couldn't use the Bliss as they don't make an extra small in that one. The Sage is a nice mid point with the Ember being top line. I've seen them real cheap online right now as well. We fitted her at the local pro shop and then ordered online saving almost $100!

Bliss: http://www.cwbwakeboards.com/2007/index.php?mod=bindings_detail&id_prd=42&id_hed=5

Sage: http://www.cwbwakeboards.com/2007/index.php?mod=bindings_detail&id_prd=41&id_hed=5

Ember: http://www.cwbwakeboards.com/2007/index.php?mod=bindings_detail&id_prd=39&id_hed=5

ragboy
10-19-2007, 09:49 PM
I just bought my daughter the Hyperlite Syn/Noise package. 2 things, sexy, and sexy. And they are performers. She had a liquid force team before, and this board is so much better, and the bindings are beautiful and hold her in much better. This is what she used to compete at INT USC.

Also, and here is the kicker, wakeside has the combo for sale right now for 299, which is a can't beat price. This is a girl setup, that performs, and looks good without being TOO girly.

http://www.wakeside.com/page/W/PROD/girls_wakeboard_packages/hyperlite_syn_wakeboard_package_07

Ashley loves it.

http://homepage.mac.com/ragboy/INT_USC/pictures/picture-15.jpg

wannabewakeboarder
10-19-2007, 10:03 PM
The Board is exactly the same as the Hyperlite Era(different graphics) And the boots are the Same as the Hyperltie Drives(diff color).

ragboy
10-19-2007, 10:09 PM
Yes, that is one of the reasons I chose it. I liked the ERA. It is the same. Ruck rode the ERA last year, its a great board. I hate looking for girl boards, and they are all dumbed down, this is not.

http://homepage.mac.com/ragboy/GreatSeptemberDay/pictures/picture-48.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/ragboy/GreatSeptemberDay/pictures/picture-56.jpg

This was a great shot of her edging out, she was almost ahead of the boat. It was significant, because she could never do this on the LF Team. She was so surprised, she was laughing as she was edging, and we couldn't believe the difference.

http://homepage.mac.com/ragboy/GreatSeptemberDay/pictures/picture-62.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/ragboy/GreatSeptemberDay/pictures/picture-65.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/ragboy/GreatSeptemberDay/pictures/picture-70.jpg

Jason B
10-22-2007, 03:29 AM
I would say the Melissa, and then the Minx, I've heard stories of the Minx and Sphynx comming apart where the sides attach to the footing.

I have the Sphynx and my wife has the Mynx. Love 'em. No problems in any way with either set. they are super comfy and neither of us have had any issues with numb feet.
They are the only bindings that either of us has ever owned, so I can't really compare them for you, but I can say I will buy them again or what ever model replaces them when the time comes.
They look pretty cool too which really means nothing to a guy...your wife may care more like mine does though.

WestCoastWake
10-22-2007, 03:54 AM
everybody on here should be in hinge boots. They wil seriously change the way you look at boots. They fit better than anything out there and are SOOOO easy to get on and off.

hyper4life
10-22-2007, 04:48 PM
Go with the LF boots, they are the number one selling boots in the industry for a reason. Easy to get into with no gooo, fit perfectly out of the box and no warranty issues whats so ever! But if she tries them on and they dont work for her, try something else. Sometimes our feet fit differntly in different boots!

Wake Bandits
11-03-2007, 02:49 PM
My daughter is very aggressive, weighs about 90 lbs with a tiny foot.
Hyperlite Era is her favorite, and she has quite a collection.
No problems. Years of hard use.

kko
11-03-2007, 09:09 PM
i also love the hinge and would recomned them to anyone looking at a new boot. i went with the faction and love them.