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Old 02-23-2010, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered a pair of Burton Custom bindings (they're currently in transit to me). If I made a "meh" joice and there are better options out there, then I'll return the customs upon arrival and buy another pair instead.

Here's the deal:
I've been riding for 2 seasons. Been renting till now and the rentals just suck. I ride mostly out east on groomed mountains. No park or freestyle for me and I don't plan on it. I'm not needing anything hardcore or aggressive just something for some nice easy carving down the mountain. I'll take the occasional bump but that's about it. More about just loving the flow and easy ride.

I ordered an Arbor Formula (158) which also is on its way to me.

I'm 5'8
165-170lbs (solid)
This season I bought a pair of Burton Motos (size 9).

So please share with me your recommendations for the best binding for me. I'm keeping the price (including sale items) under $150.

Thanks to all in advance.

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just ordered some Ride RXs for $139 from evogear. Supposed to be a nice binding that is decently stiff for all mountain use. I found that most of the cheaper bindings under $150 are soft for park use.
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well if there's no park, freestyle or aggressive use I would just stick with the customs since they're already on their way...sounds like they'll work fine for what you want to do, in my opinion
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K2 Auto Bindings Snowboard Bindings

Ride Delta MVMNT Snowboard Bindings 2009

Ride SPI Snowboard Bindings 2009

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for those suggestions. The K2 won't fit my size 9 it looks like but both Ride's will. So would you return the Burtons for either of these 2 given my usage? I've heard that the SPIs are lacking a little in comfort. Have heard mixed things about the Burtons and know nothing about the Deltas.
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you may be able to find union forces for around $100. if you can i would definiteky suggest picking them up.
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Anybody have any thoughts on the Burton Missions? I know Burton is not a favorite around here, but the Missions are a step up from the Customs and seem to have excellent reviews. I saw the 2010 Missions for $114 ($13 less than the Customs).....so I bought 'em.

Looks like I'll be sending the Customs right back as soon as they arrive.
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Missions are better than the Customs imo. It's what Shaun White uses now (used to be Customs). I'm not a fan of Burton bindings at all. The only Burton binding that I like is the Infidels. I've tried the Customs, Cartels, Missions, and C02s. Cartels sucked for me, Customs weren't comfortable, Missions were okay, and C02s were overrated and expensive.
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With sales going on, you can find (for instance) Rome 390's and Union Forces for under your budget at Sierra.
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With sales going on, you can find (for instance) Rome 390's and Union Forces for under your budget at Sierra.
Yea, jump on those 390s if you can. Ours sold out the same day they got marked down
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