Any experience with Salomon Patriot Bindings?
A bit of followup to a thread I started over in the boarding section...I am a beginner boarder with a couple lessons under my belt looking to get a setup for this season. I'm 5'7, 142lbs, boot size 9. I'm currently looking at getting the following:
2010 Rome Crail 156
2011 Northwave Freedom size 9
2011 Salomon Patriot (med)
The Patriot is the only part of the setup I'm having a hard time finding reviews/info on, apart from a short blurb on the good ride saying that it lacks padding on the base, and is quite flexible. Is this a problem as a beginner? Should I be looking at other bindings? I tried them on in store and they seemed fine, but opinions would be greatly appreciated.