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Old 01-11-2010, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SPi's, Cartel's, Force-SL's, or Targa's

Looking for a good all mountain/freestyle binding to pair with my Riot. Right now I have Technine MFM Pro bindings and I feel they are too freestyle focused. I'm looking for something that will give me better response while providing good cushion and stability when coming off big jumps. I don't do boxes or rails, but I do attempt spins.
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I have Cartels and I love 'em. They are first pair of strap in bindings I have ever owned and let me just say that my experience with them has been fantastic. Unfotunaetly though, the only other bindings I have ridden were K2 Clickers (never again), and some Liquid Step In's so I'm not much help in the brand comparison. Still though, love my Cartels and will be upgrading them to a newer model next season since mine are starting to get worn out.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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force sl's super light, stiff but you can still do freestyle in em
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I have Cartels and I love 'em. They are first pair of strap in bindings I have ever owned and let me just say that my experience with them has been fantastic. Unfotunaetly though, the only other bindings I have ridden were K2 Clickers (never again), and some Liquid Step In's so I'm not much help in the brand comparison. Still though, love my Cartels and will be upgrading them to a newer model next season since mine are starting to get worn out.
I second that. The Cartels are sick. They weigh almost nothing and they're super padded all over & comfortable as hell. Burton Triads are similar but i think more park-focused. They don't have nearly as big a highback as the Cartel.
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targa or spi.
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Def Targas. I had Forces on my Riot and it worked just fine but seeme a tad too soft for the board.
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If you love forward lean, then go for the cartels, if not, then the targas. I own a pair of cartels, and i've grown tired of the constant forward lean.. it is way better on the rome's, where 0* forward lean is actually true
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds like I'll go for the Targa's but I have one question on them. It looks like the ankle strap is hollow to allow the inserts to be placed. Does this mean that the Targa's ankle strap isn't that cushy?

And the forward lean on the Cartel's, is it really that extreme?
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I give my vote to Spi's
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