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Old 11-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ride El Hefe or Flow NX2 GT

looking for some options on which binding to buy this year. I like a stiff binding and narrowed it down to those two. What do you think?
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Unless you want rear-entry, or an aluminum baseplate there are much better options
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The aluminum base plate was something that I prefer. As for rear entry, I wouldn't mind trying but not a must have. If that's what your talking about. What other options are you thinking about?
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Unless you want rear-entry, or an aluminum baseplate there are much better options
What he said.

Personally I'd opt to buy a pair of Flux DM or find something that will preform equally as well for less. But out of the two I'd go with the Flow, but again that's just me.
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The new Carbon Slimeback is amazing. If you're not familiar, Ride has been something the past couple of seasons called POPwalls. They have taken their Slimewalls and sandwiched in carbon fiber in the nose and tail portion.

They've taken this tech and moved it to the highback on the El Hefe. So you have a highback that is a sandwiched carbon fiber and polyurethane. The feeling of it as you carve down the trail is pretty crazy as it is extremely responsive, but smooth as can be.

I personally really like responsive bindings, which is probably why I like Ride bindings and the aluminum base plate. But, the El Hefe wasn't a binding that I really liked as the highback was a bit over the top. But the new Carbon Slimeback gives you the response of what the old El Hefe had, but it doesn't have the bite with the urethane sandwiched into it.

I haven't ridden the flow binding, but they've really made some significant upgrades over the past couple of seasons and I have a buddy that swears by them. But the carbon slimeback is pretty unique and worth checking out if you prefer aluminum base plates.
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other stiff options:
burton diode, mission, cartel/genesis/malavita a bit softer
union charger, factory
nitro blackhawk phantom machine
flux sf 45 dmcc others
salomon chief whatever the new caliber is
rome targa 390 arsenal
there's others these are the ones that come to mind
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For what board are these destined?
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The new board I'm going to be getting within the month. Right now I have a GNU Riders Choice 158W with Ride Capo bindings. So the board these will be going on is going to be either a Jones mtn twin, 2014 K2 Slayblade
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The new board I'm going to be getting within the month. Right now I have a GNU Riders Choice 158W with Ride Capo bindings. So the board these will be going on is going to be either a Jones mtn twin, 2014 K2 Slayblade
Frankly, none of those sound like a great binding-board match. Capo on the RC is still ok, but Hefe on the Mountain Twin (and to a slightly lesser extent on the Slayblade) is way too stiff a binding.
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Would a Burton custom be better in your opinion? And while we are on opinions what would be a good stiff binding on a camber board
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