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Old 11-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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For what specific reason would a person need stiff bindings?
You have a $1500 board and are not sure why you would or would not want stiff bindings?

That's like saying I just bought a Porsche but I'm not sure if I want to put summer or winter tires on it...

Just because the Mystery has a fast base, doesn't mean you can make it go fast.

Reminds me of a kid I met on the slopes when I was an instructor. He had a Burton Method with C60 bindings and Burton SL boots... easily over $2000... and he fucking hated it. I couldn't help but get a lil chuckle out of it.

Stiff bindings are for carving and high response at high speeds. Choosing a stiff binding due to it's weight is the wrong decision to make. Choose a stiff binding, like the Diode, if you have a stiff board and want instant response at the cost of cushioning and flex.

The mystery is a 5/10 in flex but directional, so not a true freestyle board. I would say the Cartels would be great, but if you have to blow some cash the Genesis would be a better bet than the Diodes.

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