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Old 12-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Binding Pickle: Ride, Flux, Burton?

Lets get a rider background here:

Been boarding forever, from traditional camber to rocker boards. My last two boards have been the 2011 DH2 prorise rocker to a Arbor Blacklist zero camber now. I am using the Ride Rodeo bindings. Consider myself an advanced rider, multiple trips out west to ride back country but love the park as well.

Looking for some advice as i am having a lot of trouble deciding.

My current binding setup is good, as it has a canted foot bed which helps rocker boards apparently and is a park styled binding. I put this binding on my salomon powder snake last year when i went to whistler and i felt like turning was extremely hard.

I was looking to change it up this year possibly, maybe something in the freestyle range rather than a park binding. The bindings i was looking at were the Ride Maestro, Flux DS , Flux DL, Burton Genesis.

The flux, burton bindings do not have canted foot beds which is one negative but other than that, reviews are great pretty much. Anyone shed some knowledge?

Should i just keep my rodeos or should i experience one of these bindings?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing anyone?
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I also have Rodeos and was just unhappy with how they handle all mountain riding and charging but they were great for just park. I like a playful binding with good response. Now I'm riding the Salomon Hologram which gave me exactly what I was looking for. They handle high speeds really good and have awesome response but have a loose skate feel from tip too tail. My girlfriend just bought be the new Genesis for Christmas because I want to see which one I like better. She's making me wait till we go ride Christmas eve to use them.

Its gonna be hard to pick one because the Holograms are just plain awesome after I got use to them.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have Rodeos and Maestros this year and you can tell the difference slightly but not slot. IMO the Maestro high (slim back) isn't soft. It's tweak-able but not a lot. The rodeo has a flatter top at the high back giving you that "skate" where as the Maestro has the curve to go around you leg for a tad more responsiveness, but also that playful ness when you want them. Both have infinity chassis and foot beds and mini discs so I'd say try the Maestros if a friend has them.

On another note. The Burton Genesis ratchet system is really fast with the slots on the top and bottom for faster "grabbing" of the buckle.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the response guys. no one has ridden flux bindings? what about the un-canted footbeds with rocker boards
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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fwiw, thousands of people ride rocker boards without canting.

Not saying you should too, as some people experience huge improvements in comfort with canting, just that it's not a requirement for riding rocker
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Yea. Canting is a preference not a requirement. Some people love it some people don't.
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think i am going to go with the genesis bindings.. reviews are just too good.. these bindings good in the park?
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I currently ride the DS30's from last year on my Arbor Westmark and love them!! good response as well as good flex and tweekability.

The inproved model for this year is the DS and I am thinking about getting it for my other board. They dont have canting but they do have a dual density footbed this year with it being stiffer on the outside and softer on the inside creating a Cant like footbed. It also has the semi winged highbacks this year.

I love my Flux's and dont think I will ride another binding. comfy, flexable yet responsive enough for all mountain riding!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I currently ride the DS30's from last year on my Arbor Westmark and love them!! good response as well as good flex and tweekability.

The inproved model for this year is the DS and I am thinking about getting it for my other board. They dont have canting but they do have a dual density footbed this year with it being stiffer on the outside and softer on the inside creating a Cant like footbed. It also has the semi winged highbacks this year.

I love my Flux's and dont think I will ride another binding. comfy, flexable yet responsive enough for all mountain riding!!
i thought about the DS but they dont make a neutral color binding.. blues and yellow.. its like i have a black and red board.. couldnt clash that bad lol
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