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Old 09-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I always swore I would never be that guy to ask "What's the best binding?" but after going to 3 stores today and reading all of the reviews on here and everywhere - I spent less time deciding to get my house.

Been riding Burton Cartels and Customs and am sick of the rachet on the toe. I know no one complains about that much but I'm turned off now.

Looked today and really liked the flex on the base plate toe/heel and soft sides of Ride bindings (El Hefe for example). The Astro Glide straps were pretty nice too. After reading though I found a ton of people saying they hated the toe strap which is exactly what I'm trying to get away from - my toe being loose after 100 yards.

Then the K2 Company looked nice. Nice highback & straps.

However, I am really digging what I'm reading here on the Rome 390 Boss but I couldn't find any in a store today to hold and see for myself.

So Flow is out for a lot of reasons, Burton I'm walking away from, Union I really didn't like, and now I'm down to these 3 companies. With the Ride's it would most likely be the Revolts.

I'm an intermediate rider, Gnu 156cm Carbon Credit Board, 32 Lashed Boots size 7.5, 150lbs 5'6", 80% of the time I'll be doing all mountain and every glade I can find. So with the glades there's some level of freestyle but nothing like the park.

I'm favoring Rome unless you guys think very differently. Love to hear what you think.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a personal experience from me, I own the revolts and used them last season got about 10 days in and the toe strap broke, I got a new one. But I wasn't to thrilled. Also the nuts and bolts seemed to always be coming loose.

Again, just my personal experience.
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That's huge.
I'm not seeing that happen with 390s or K2.
You got me down to 2. Awesome, thank you.
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I don't have a ton of experience, but I got one ride on my new K2 company's last season, and they were amazingly comfortable.
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Your aim seems a little off. You say El Hefe then Revolt then Company then 390. You've got a super stiff freeride binding, soft parky binding, Stiff all mountain binding, and an all arounder.

What are they going on and what do you want out of them?
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I had apair of el hefes, but sold them before i got to try them.
Really wish I had tried them out, they looked awesome.

I had a pair of 2011 LXs and loved them, traded them for 2013 burton freestyles plus $60.
Hated the freestyles, sold them for $80

Spent half last season trying to find a decent binding.

Ended up buying a Carbon Credit 56 with Ride EXs.
Lower end than most of the other ones I had tried.
They were pretty beat up, but I liked em.

Found a brand new pair of EXs for cheap.

I just bought a Never Summer summit 172 with Ride Revolts for $250.
Mostly to try the Revolts.

Also bought a Salomon Powder Snake 160 with Ride Capos for $275.

Haven't tried the Revolts or Capos yet but Ride seems to be my binder of choice lately



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Your aim seems a little off. You say El Hefe then Revolt then Company then 390. You've got a super stiff freeride binding, soft parky binding, Stiff all mountain binding, and an all arounder.

What are they going on and what do you want out of them?
You question helps a ton. Like my post says, I will be all mountain and bumpy glades almost all the time. Maybe every once in a while I'll go into the park. So if you're going in order I'm still down to the K2 vs 390s. By what you said though I'm liking the idea of the 390s. Thanks for pointing out all those specifics.
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I had apair of el hefes, but sold them before i got to try them.
Really wish I had tried them out, they looked awesome.

I had a pair of 2011 LXs and loved them, traded them for 2013 burton freestyles plus $60.
Hated the freestyles, sold them for $80

Spent half last season trying to find a decent binding.

Ended up buying a Carbon Credit 56 with Ride EXs.
Lower end than most of the other ones I had tried.
They were pretty beat up, but I liked em.

Found a brand new pair of EXs for cheap.

I just bought a Never Summer summit 172 with Ride Revolts for $250.
Mostly to try the Revolts.

Also bought a Salomon Powder Snake 160 with Ride Capos for $275.

Haven't tried the Revolts or Capos yet but Ride seems to be my binder of choice lately



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Never summer is a great board. I know this is off topic now but what do you think of the Gnu Carbon Credit. That will be my new board this year. The Gnu Metal Guru was a little over the top for me and all mountain so I'm going for the carbon credit. I'm in eastern MA so where I board most of the time gets icy so I'm really looking forward to the Magne Traction. I did find a Metal Guru on sale today though and the pop of it was great so I'm hoping the carbon will be comparable. Still, I will be all mountain so don't know if I need it but it was nice.
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Never summer is a great board. I know this is off topic now but what do you think of the Gnu Carbon Credit. That will be my new board this year. The Gnu Metal Guru was a little over the top for me and all mountain so I'm going for the carbon credit. I'm in eastern MA so where I board most of the time gets icy so I'm really looking forward to the Magne Traction. I did find a Metal Guru on sale today though and the pop of it was great so I'm hoping the carbon will be comparable. Still, I will be all mountain so don't know if I need it but it was nice.
I think it's a great board, the 56 is a little short for my liking.
So it was my spring park deck, had it been a bit bigger, it might have been my go to deck

I have a Skate Banana too & the Carbon Credit crushes it in every way.

The EX's were great for what I wanted to do on the board, if it was bigger like a 62, I'd be taking it into the steep & deep. Then I'd prolly want a stiffer binding

You'll like it, it's pretty hard not too


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Like the others, I have not tried nor own those other bindings, but I have 390's on my NS Cobra and they were great last season. All Mnt riding MT. Baker, Chrystal and then midwest short icy run hills. I like the amount of adj that can be made. No issues with rachets or straps. My 2c
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