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Which of these bindings best for Ride Highlife 2011?


level: intermediate/advanced
style: freeride + fast carving on groomed pistes at high speeds, some small basic jumps - I'm not into freestyle at all
boots: northwave apx-5

I'm looking for new bindings suitable for my Highlife from 2011. Can you suggest the best match (quality, durability, stiffness) that will last for several seasons?

I like the idea of Ride's Wedgies or Rome's "Yes you cant" (titled/canted footbed to make knees happy) - I have some problems with knees...

Here's what I'm thinking of:

1. Hardest bindings - but aren't these too stiff for this board? AFAIK only Capo have canting here:

1.1. Ride Capo 2011/12 - I can get them in good price, but I'm worried because I've heard bad things about quality of the ratchets...
1.2. Ride Capo 2012/13 - are the ratchets better?
1.3. Drake Radar 12/13
1.4. Rome Arsenal 12/13
1.5. What else?

2. Softer bindings - too soft?

2.1. Ride Revolt 12/13 - I don't like the ankle strap - it looks too wobbly for me...
2.2. Drake Super Sport 12/13
2.3. Rome 390 Boss with canting system... - it's starting to be the favorite in this group...
2.4. Rome Targa with canting system...
2.5. Burton Cartel - I have a good price for 2011/12 model (75% of 390 bosses) - but no canting
2.6. What else?

3. Soft bindings

3.1. Ride EX 12/13
3.2. Drake Reload 12/13
3.3. Something from Rome?
3.4. What else?

What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions? K2 Formula? Burton Cartel?

I'm seriously thinking more and more about getting Rome 390 Boss bindings here... But I'm seriously concerned by the issue with sliding/self-opening ratchets brought in this thread:
Is this issue so common?

Best regards,

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