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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Help me decide on some new bindings!!

My current setup is a Bataleon Riot with Technine MFM Pro bindings. The board is sweet, but the bindings could be better. The toe strap and really stiff so it doesn't really conform to my boot and it's difficult to keep it tight. Also, the screws that hold the high back in place are coming loose. Time for some new bindings. My riding style split evenly between cruising, taking big jumps, and pipe. I don't do rails or boxes that often. After research these are the choices I've come up with:

Burton Cartels
Flow NXT-AT
Rome Targa
Rome 390's
Flux Titan/Super Titan
Flux Feedback

I'm leaning toward the Cartels because I like how the base pad covers the entire base, not just the toe and heel. What do you guys think?
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Cartels for sure, nothing bad to say about them. They can just do everything on the mountain.
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It's pretty much between Flux Feedback/Super Titan or Cartels. Can anyone tell me the diff between the feedbacks and supertitan? They both seem to be geared toward all mountain/freestyle, which is what I want.
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It's pretty much between Flux Feedback/Super Titan or Cartels. Can anyone tell me the diff between the feedbacks and supertitan? They both seem to be geared toward all mountain/freestyle, which is what I want.
Not sure where you ride, but I would take a close look at the Flow NXT-ATs. My wife and I have a pair (she has the Primas). We've really enjoyed them this year. Once they are dialed in, they are a pleasure to ride. We pretty much ride full time in the Midwest, so having the quick entry feature is really nice.
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I ride in Minnesota/Wisconsin area. Are those flow's good for all mountain/freestyle? Also, I hear about these union bindings being good, but I've also heard some complaints about their toe straps. Are those legit complaints, or did some people just get a lemon?
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I ride in Minnesota/Wisconsin area. Are those flow's good for all mountain/freestyle? Also, I hear about these union bindings being good, but I've also heard some complaints about their toe straps. Are those legit complaints, or did some people just get a lemon?
Flow offers both the NXT-FSE and NXT AT for a all mountain/freestyle binding. The NXT-FR is the freeride option. I currently sport the 09' NXT-AT in red. I think it provides a happy median between a freeride and freestyle binding. It is very responsive when bombing midwest blacks and also playful when goofing off in the park or hitting small natural features. I can't say for sure how it rides on rails and boxes since I mostly hit jumps in the park. Since your a midwestern rider, I think you will really enjoy the quick entry features of the binding. The binding also holds up well to abuse. Shit, I had it out in -15 F weather and nothing broke. They take a bit to dial in, but they are heaven when they are set up right. No pressure points, and every trip down is the same feel and ride. Don't let past discussion prevent you from checking flow out. Most people will agree now that Flow has made drastic improvements on their design. As long as my wife and I are midwest riders, we won't be going away from Flow any time soon. Do a search for Flow NXT-AT reviews on this forum. I wrote a lengthy post on them a while back that describes their pros and cons. Hope this helps.

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technine had problems with those bindings when a new manufacturer for them put faulty screws in them. all their 2009 and 2010 bindings are good and no longer have that problem
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I rocked a Riot last year with Union Forces and Rome 390's. Both worked great on that board.

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Did you have problems with the toe strap or ratchets with those Unions?
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i have the 2010 union ones for sale if m/l is your size. toe caps have improved. i just got a good deal on them and well little cash on the side helps
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