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Old 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
Have you ridden any other plastic bindings in the memorable past? I see you just mentioning the Rides. Interested to hear how u like the plastic vs metal or if u notice it.
I have never ridden any for a prolonged period of time. Just while switching up boards with friends and rentals years ago when I first learned to ride. So I haven't ridden them long enough to really know the Benefits of each. Also most of the ones I tried we're cheaper models and the just felt cheaper. That's one reason I want to get something other than ride. Personally I like the idea of metal over plastic. To me metal looks better and gives me a more secure feel metal tends to be stronger than plastic. I really want to get some days riding a good plastic set so I can get a broader view of products.
To put it in perspective
I started out riding rental Rossignal bindings. They were decent from what I can remember, but super heavy. First setup was k2 clicker way back in 03 then I soon realized step-ins are garbage and traded a friend something for some early 2000 liquid boots and bindings. Those were complete shit so the next year I bought ride LX's they were the best bindings I had road to that point so I road them for a year. Next year got the EX and they were better and the fallowing I got the delta movement. Had the deltas from 2008 until early last year. While I had my deltas I tried burton customs I thought were okay but liked my delta's better. Then I tried friends burton free style that outside the liquids and stepins were the cheapest prices of shit I've ever touched. I also tried out a set of flow flite 2 and I did like the flows quite a bit even tho they were a cheaper pair because of the ease of them and they were rather comfy. Only problem was they felt just a little looser than I was comfortable with. They fixed that with the NX2 so I will be looking into those next year when I can get a last year model. So I got another set of rides (capo) since I knew what to expect last year. I did have a friend buy some K2 something I forget what ones and I do like them outside of the bright ass colors. That's partially what made me want to try some other brands again, but just not the cheap models.
Originally Posted by Rookie09 View Post
I would've probably taken Cartels or Malavitas or Rodeos over the Cobrashark. The only thing that might sway me to the cobrashark is if it was a lot cheaper.
I have not actually got anything yet, but that was what I was leaning towards most. I want something not ride and that has more of a contrast to my Capo. And they are about $50 cheaper.

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