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so i just picked up a capita charlie slasher for cheap (which i'm pretty stoked about) and now i'm wondering what kind of bindings i'd want to use on it. currently i own two sets of bindings, flux ds and some ethan morgan switchbacks. not sure how these will end up pairing with the charlie slasher. my initial thought is that the flux bindings might be too soft? but i don't know. looking forward to giving the switchbacks (using the no-back option) a shot in the pow but i haven't actually gone no-backs yet so not sure how well that will work either.

obviously i'm gonna some setups out and see how they feel but was just curious if anyone else out there has any preliminary thoughts or ideas. thanks!
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I'm not familiar with the Switchbacks, but the Flux DS is definitely too soft. I have a Charlie Slasher and I like a medium to mid-stiff binding on it. Stiff would work too, I just personally don't really care for stiff bindings in general.

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I'm not familiar with the Switchbacks, but the Flux DS is definitely too soft. I have a Charlie Slasher and I like a medium to mid-stiff binding on it. Stiff would work too, I just personally don't really care for stiff bindings in general.
yeah...kind of figured that might be the case. when i bought the ds i thought i was getting more of an all mountain binding. i like em but they turned out to be softer than i thought they'd be...
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I'm not familiar with the Switchbacks, but the Flux DS is definitely too soft. I have a Charlie Slasher and I like a medium to mid-stiff binding on it. Stiff would work too, I just personally don't really care for stiff bindings in general.
out of curiosity what binding(s) do you have paired with the charlie slasher right now?
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I ride my CS with either NOW IPOs or Burton Triads (an older binding that was essentially an upgraded Cartel).

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yeah...kind of figured that might be the case. when i bought the ds i thought i was getting more of an all mountain binding. i like em but they turned out to be softer than i thought they'd be...
That's Flux for you. I love their bindings, but I really wish they had some more true medium to medium stiff bindings. Pretty much everything in their lineup is either really soft or really stiff with not much in the middle. They have the TT that they market as their medium flex, all-mountain binding and it suits that purpose fairly well, but it's overpowered on a stiffer all-mountain board - I have the TTs and they're too soft for the Slasher. They really need something in their lineup to fill the huge gap between the TT and the SF.

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That's Flux for you. I love their bindings, but I really wish they had some more true medium to medium stiff bindings. Pretty much everything in their lineup is either really soft or really stiff with not much in the middle. They have the TT that they market as their medium flex, all-mountain binding and it suits that purpose fairly well, but it's overpowered on a stiffer all-mountain board - I have the TTs and they're too soft for the Slasher. They really need something in their lineup to fill the huge gap between the TT and the SF.
yeah for sure, kind of strange that they don't

i've heard really good things about the now ipo's. my biggest concern is i did see a review where someone said if you're a size 10 boot there could be a sizing issue because you're right in between a medium & large size...i'm a 10.5 size boot. any thoughts on sizing?
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yeah for sure, kind of strange that they don't

i've heard really good things about the now ipo's. my biggest concern is i did see a review where someone said if you're a size 10 boot there could be a sizing issue because you're right in between a medium & large size...i'm a 10.5 size boot. any thoughts on sizing?
also, any experience with the union contact pros? i was looking at them too
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yeah for sure, kind of strange that they don't

i've heard really good things about the now ipo's. my biggest concern is i did see a review where someone said if you're a size 10 boot there could be a sizing issue because you're right in between a medium & large size...i'm a 10.5 size boot. any thoughts on sizing?
10.5 = large

I wear a 10 and have the mediums and I'm right on the line between medium and large, neither are ideal. I went with the mediums for a tighter fit because I like to ride them without the highbacks, but I have to set them all the way back toward the heel edge to center them and I'm still ever so slightly toe heavy on them. Not enough to impact the ride, but not ideal.

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also, any experience with the union contact pros? i was looking at them too
Union contact pros are fine have them on my fish and jib board.

Not good for chop up snow conditions but powder is ok .
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