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dbrownie19 01-06-2014 12:26 AM

Bindings/Boots for NS Raptor
Hi all-- I picked up a Never Summer Raptor 159 towards the end of last season. Loving it so far, but have a set of Ride SPI bindings and Burton boots that are pushing 10 years old. They both did me well, but now way overdue for an upgrade..

I spend most of my time in back bowls, steeps, trees, etc. and am looking for a stiff, responsive combo to match my board and riding style. Hoping to invest in a nice set that'll last me, so durability and a reliable ratchet system is definitely important to me for bindings.

Bindings: Burton Diodes, Flux DM or Flux SF, Salomon Quantum and Ride El Hefe.. (Foot size 11)

Boots: Burton Ions, Burton Imperial, Nike Kaiju (Size 11)

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!

Eat Sleep Shred 01-06-2014 05:16 PM

Union Chargers have solid highbacks and their ratchets skip super smooth entry and release in favor of an extremely solid ladder hold and some great warranties. Sounds like what you're looking for if you ask me. Definitely take a look at them. For boots, find some boots that fit well first, then pick the stiffest boot you can find out the boots you can fit to your foot. I will speak from experience that getting a poorly fit stiff boot will punish you much harder than getting a poorly fit soft boot. I ride K2's stiffest boot, the T1, killer boot if you ask me, just make you you nail the sizing.

LadyFlinstone 01-07-2014 06:15 PM

FLUX DM and SF will be a secure, responsive binding if that is what you are looking for. The DM will be more lightweight and a bit stronger due to the carbon inlay, but both are solid!

Triple8Sol 01-08-2014 12:36 AM

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I had a Raptor and ran 2 bindings on it. The Flux DMCC (previous version of the DM) and SF. Both worked but the DM was the perfect match since such a responsive board deserves a super responsive binding. Loved the stealth fighter look of the combo too.

dbrownie19 01-08-2014 12:55 AM

Appreciate the feedback guys.. I checked out the Union Chargers in the shop and really wasn't a fan of the ratchet system..

I've narrowed it down to Flux SF/DM or the Burton Diodes.. Other than cost, any main differences to be aware of?

Also, the 159 is a bit on the smaller side and is fine with my current setup, but definitely don't want to end up with a pair of boots/bindings that hang over the edge (Size 10.5-11 feet).

Art_mtl 01-08-2014 10:34 AM

I have Flux DM on my 13/14 Raptor and they work pretty well together. Very responsive and it makes a pretty light combo.

dbrownie19 01-26-2014 12:27 AM

Thanks guys-- ended up getting the Flux DMs and really like them so far. Super light and love the toe caps on them.

Thanks again!

legends6spd 03-08-2014 10:18 PM

Is it possible to put DMCC light on the Raptor or is that binding too soft?

SnowDogWax 03-08-2014 10:22 PM

Raptor is a sweet looking board…

linvillegorge 03-08-2014 11:06 PM


Originally Posted by legends6spd (Post 1598825)
Is it possible to put DMCC light on the Raptor or is that binding too soft?

say what? no.

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