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1234567Simon
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Advice needed: which size Naish Apex Binding

Postby 1234567Simon » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:41 am

Dear all,
I would like to upgrade my „cheap“ Bindings to a Naish Apex...

But what size?
5-12?
9-15?

What is the difference?

Is the pad longer/wider?
Is the strap different? Longer /wider?

Or is it just the velcros to adjust the straps, that are longer, and the Rest is identical?


I only have shoe size 8 (41) BUT I always wear boots.... normal 5mm Boots....nothing special...

I was told, as soon as you use boots, take the large bindings..🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ But not sure about that....


That’s way I asked for the differences...
I hate to long pads on my narrow board...

Thanks a lot
BR Simon

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Re: Advice needed: which size Naish Apex Binding

Postby Dirk » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:47 am

With your shoe size and boots I think you could use either. I would lean towards the smaller one. I have shoe size 8,5 (42,5) and with 5mm booties I can use the smaller one. But that is also always influenced by the shape of your feet.

I also have the larger one I use in winter with 7mm boots which do not fit into the smaller one for me.

The pad is longer and I think the strap overall is bigger in the large version. I use the large binding on my 41cm wide TT without issue.
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Re: Advice needed: which size Naish Apex Binding

Postby 1234567Simon » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:34 am

Thanks Dirk.

Just received the smaller one...

No chance to get in.
Problem actually is the front strap. And not so much the height, but the width.
Barfoot I have Full contact to the sides, and can not move left or right.
But with shoes.... no chance.

And yes. I know that in water it would get better, but for me personal it is just too tight.

A little disappointing for me.
But still I think: great Binding.

(Not sure if I will get the large on, as this again is not discounted beginning of the season)

Best regards
Simon


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