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    Hey all, been a minute! I recently got new boots, so I took my gear to REI for a binding adjustment and function check with the boots, only to be told my bindings (Roxy, bought years ago from SBOL mounted on Spruce risers) are no longer indemnified and the shop can't work on them. They've gotta be at least 10 yrs old and probably should be replaced anyway.

    maybe a dumb question, but can any release bindings be used on the Spruce risers? As far as i can tell my risers are still in good shape, so i don't see a need to spend extra on replacing them too. Any recommendations? I am thinking about the Tyrolia TX10s.

    I am 5'3" and have slapdashes and tanshos that i swap the bindings between. Thinking about the SIIs this year, but need to sort the bindings out first! Casual rider, i can ski most anything but prefer groomed runs and am quite happy "cruising blues" all day with a few diamonds thrown in for fun. No park for me these days. I don't need anything crazy performance-wise. Being in the mid-atlantic i mostly ride locally at Liberty/Whitetail/Roundtop with 1 or 2 trips outside the local area per season.

    had non-release in the past and thought about going back to them, but i really like the safety and step-in convenience of release bindings.

    thanks in advance for any info/advice!
    Skiboard quiver:
    2024 RVL*8 104cm SII
    2021 RVL*8 90cm Tansho
    2013 RVL*8 98cm Slapdash
    2007 RVL*8 98cm BWP (retired)

    Alpina XTrack 70 boots
    Tyrolia SX10 bindings on black Spruce Risers that get swapped around

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    Hi Erin, you can only use the specific bindings that the particular risers you have were designed for. You can reach out to Jeff at Spruce for more information. I believe the risers you have were made before the current edition of the risers so Tyrolia bindings won't work with them. All binding manufacturers use different hole patterns and the risers are made to match up with these holes.

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    • #3
      Ah, makes sense! Glad i asked, thanks for the info Greco!
      Skiboard quiver:
      2024 RVL*8 104cm SII
      2021 RVL*8 90cm Tansho
      2013 RVL*8 98cm Slapdash
      2007 RVL*8 98cm BWP (retired)

      Alpina XTrack 70 boots
      Tyrolia SX10 bindings on black Spruce Risers that get swapped around

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      • #4
        Erin,
        I believe old Roxy bindings are now Look NX bindings.
        Skis/Skiboards:
        2019/2020 Lib Tech Backwards 166cm with Marker Squire 11 Bindings
        2018 Spruce "Woody" Sherpa with Marker Griffon 13 DM Track
        2018 "Dave's Face" DLPs w Snowjam Non Release Bindings
        2016/2017 Rossignol Soul 7HD 164cm with with Marker Griffon 13 DM Track

        2011 Spruce "Blue Board" Sherpa
        20?? Spruce Sherpa "White Board" Prototypes still in plastic

        Boots:
        2012 Salomon SPK 90
        2011 Salomon SPK Kaos 100
        2008 Salomon SPK Kaos 95

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ERiN View Post
          Ah, makes sense! Glad i asked, thanks for the info Greco!
          Jeff from Spruce emailed me and said:

          "Her riser will likely mount the current entry level bindings from Rossignol and Dynastar. If she takes her skis, risers and boots to a shop that sells Rossignol/Dynastar bindings that have the same screw mounting pattern, they can mount and adjust the bindings." However, a shop may choose not to do this if they are unfamiliar with how risers work. He also said "I can get her new bindings if she wants to send the old ones to me". Or, of course, "she can buy new bindings and risers from skiboardsonline.com"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Greco View Post
            All binding manufacturers use different hole patterns and the risers are made to match up with these holes.
            That's the things you need to be careful about. If you're going to buy bindings and install them yourself, you need to check the riser's pattern and see if it matches the bindings you have in mind. Particularly the front holes pattern. I've seen two (edit: correction - three) types of patters on the risers : front holes form two parallel lines - these match Tyrolia/Head bindings. Second pattern forms a sort of triangle, spear-fish shape: you have a number of frontmost holes, middle of the riser position, followed by the lateral, side of the riser holes, to fit bindings that use three screws for the front part. I think older Tyrolia or rather Salomon used this pattern, and some of the relatively recent Salomon bingings (I have a 10yo pair) match it as well.
            There is also a third riser pattern that mixes those two styles.
            You can clearly see the latest holes pattern here (front of riser is on the right side in the pics ) https://www.spruceski.com/riser-design.html

            Edit: attached pics with the other two patterns I am aware of Click image for larger version  Name:	20231218_130422~2.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.16 MB ID:	266244 Click image for larger version  Name:	20231218_130447~2.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.25 MB ID:	266245
            Last edited by newbie2011; 12-18-2023, 04:12 AM.
            Myself: RVL8 2011 KTP, Spruce 125 LE, RVL8 "Drooling Clouds" RCs, Spruce 2016 Osprey
            Daughter: Twoowt Pirania 95cm; RVL8 2015 Blunt XL; RVL8 2021 SII; Spruce Crossbows
            Past: RVL8 2010 Revolt Trees, RVL8 2014 Condor, RVL8 2009 ALPdors, Spruce 120 Yellow/Red

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            • #7
              Thank you all for the info and input! And thanks Greco for reaching out to Jeff on my behalf. My gear is still at REI because the boards needed a tune, so I can't see what the hole pattern is on my risers until I get them back in a couple days.

              Greco, are the TX10s getting restocked soon on the SBOL shop? I think the attacks are more than i'd need, and the TX10s are showing as sold out.

              spruce has these on their website which I'm also considering. I like the extra safety features. I rarely fall, but having spent time in physical therapy, anything that helps keep me uninjured is a plus!
              https://www.spruceski.com/store/p57/..._Bindings.html

              i also like the idea of being able to reuse my current risers with new Rossignol or Dynastar bindings so i will probably start there.

              good to know what all of my options are! Will update.

              thanks again, everyone!
              Skiboard quiver:
              2024 RVL*8 104cm SII
              2021 RVL*8 90cm Tansho
              2013 RVL*8 98cm Slapdash
              2007 RVL*8 98cm BWP (retired)

              Alpina XTrack 70 boots
              Tyrolia SX10 bindings on black Spruce Risers that get swapped around

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              • #8
                Yes, they will be back in stock later today.

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                • #9
                  Current update is that I ended up buying new risers with the Tyrolia SX10s from SBOL because looking around locally, new bindings + mounting fees were going to be about the same price, plus the convenience of not having to go out around the holidays. It looked like the local resorts were going to be opening soon and I wanted to be ready to go as quickly as possible. Also got the new Stickies with the bindings because why not Should be great for ice coast riding! REI did my binding check today, so now all I need is snow... Turns out 2/3 local resorts did open right before xmas, and then closed again after we got a bunch of rain and warm weather

                  Thanks to Greco for the great service as always, and to everyone for your helpful replies! I may yet take my old risers to the local ski shop and see about getting new bindings for them too - their website shows they have Look NX 11 bindings that will hopefully fit the mount holes on my old risers. Since I have 3 sets of boards now, a second set of bindings may be nice to have.
                  Skiboard quiver:
                  2024 RVL*8 104cm SII
                  2021 RVL*8 90cm Tansho
                  2013 RVL*8 98cm Slapdash
                  2007 RVL*8 98cm BWP (retired)

                  Alpina XTrack 70 boots
                  Tyrolia SX10 bindings on black Spruce Risers that get swapped around

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