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Old 01-14-2010, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I haven't been in the game for MANY years...my old Lib Tech Matt Cummings is being replaced soon with a Lib Tech T.Rice C2 BTX and now I need some bindings as the ones on my MC are the archaic 5 bolt mounting system. The only experience I have with new equipment is my son's Burton Chopper with Custom Smalls bindings. I heard the Burton Customs are low end and get slammed by many but WOW are they nicer than my old K2 bindings.

So anyway I have been looking around for a deal on a good set of bindings...I am an advanced rider and do mostly free riding. One option I have found is the Rome 390 which I think gets decent reviews...will I be happy with these? Should I go with a Flow M9 or M11 instead? I would like to keep it under $200 which is an issue with the Flows but if they are superior...maybe we go there. I think I like the entry system of the Flows but have always used the standard 2 strap system so no problem there either.

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you do mostly freeriding, you should check out the rome targas, they have a stiffer highback and are more freeride oriented. or you could check out the union force or datas. im sure you'll get lots of opinions though!
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i would look into rome targa, or ride Spi/NRc
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go with targas over 390 for freeride.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm ok so everyone says go Targas...but my local shop doesn't have them They do have 390s for $145 so I am looking at an extra ~$70 or something like that for the Targas...plus the time to get them here.

So they are worth it?
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what other bindings does your shop have available? while I love my 390's, they are on my jib deck, they are pretty soft.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the M9's or 11. If you can, find last year's NXT-AT and you'll be even happier.

Other than that, the 390s are a really great choice. Go with that if you really don't want to stretch your budget too much.

EDIT: I searched for you...

New Flow NXT AT White Mens M snowboard bindings 2009 - eBay (item 380163262129 end time Jan-26-10 23:12:44 PST)

New Flow NXT FS Red Mens M snowboard bindings 2009 - eBay (item 360193790890 end time Jan-26-10 23:13:00 PST)

NEW Flow NXT FS Freestyle MEDIUM Snowboard*Bindings - eBay (item 230424079862 end time Feb-13-10 01:54:35 PST)

Flow NXT AT Men's Medium 2009 White Snowboard Bindings | Overstock.com

Flow Men's NXT FS 2009 Snowboard Bindings (Medium) | Overstock.com

Flow M11 Men's Medium 2009 Black Snowboard Bindings | Overstock.com

Flow M9 Black Men's Medium Snowboard Bindings | Overstock.com

Dunno your size, but eBay has a lot of great deals for Flow NXT AT/FS bindings.
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i would look into rome targa, or ride Spi/NRc
If your shop doesn't have the Targas, look at the SPi or NRC as Redlude stated. You should be able to find last year's models for pretty cheap right now.
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Ride SPI Snowboard Bindings 2009

Ride NRC Snowboard Bindings 2009

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what other bindings does your shop have available? while I love my 390's, they are on my jib deck, they are pretty soft.
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This shop is in my town and I have been buying gear from them for >20 years so I would like to keep it local if possible.
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