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Beginner Wanting Bindings That Are Easy To Get In And Out Of?

So basically, I'm a beginner, I want to eventually get into freestyle snowboarding and hitting terrain parks, and I want a decent pair of bindings that are pretty easy to get in and out of (I absolutely hate having to fumble with straps and wasting time to sit down and strap in). I've heard about flow/k2 cinch bindings, but people seem to think they are a waste of money based on the search I did, so does anyone know any bindings similar to this that are pretty easy to get in and out of? I don't want the bindings to be too lose, because I also want to be able to turn easily (this along with the ability to do freestyle and be fairly simple to strap in are my main concerns), so any recommendations?

In case location matters, I'm from Oregon where we have big mountains, which I hear diminishes the value of bindings like this, but to me, this is still worth it, so yeah.

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Im new to the forums and snowboarding. But I figure I can help you with this!

I bought my first board used, and it had flow bindings on it. They are plenty tight for me (I have never used other bindings to compare it to.)

My friends all have to sit down and strap in, but I can strap in standing up or even moving down a small elevation.

Buying these bindings new would probably be expensive, but I dont see a problem with buying them used. As long as you look them over for any mechanical damage, or even cosmetic damage if that bothers you.
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I have k2 cinch bindings. They were my 1st set of bindings and have used them for 2 seasons now. I don't see why people say they are useless. I have had no problems with mine. The only downside I have, would be dependings on how you skate with your board, as in slide with your foot in front vs back. I do it with my foot in the front and once in awhile it can it the strap and tighten it. Besides that, I have zero issues at all. They get as tight as you want them to be
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sierrasnowboard.com has sales on Flow binding if that is what you're looking for.


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are bindings really that difficult to get in and out of?
i've never had a problem, and i'm about as impatient as it gets, if that's your issue.
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Have you considered the Ride Contraband or Nitrane's??





Note some people have had issues with the strap on the Nitrane's but not the Contraband's just to let you know.
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You might want to stay away from k2 autos and ride contrabands. They are tricky to setup properly, and sometimes to get in/out of. Faster ratcheting, but barely. Look into the k2 cinch and gnu fastec binders.

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uber easy to set up, check this out.

Nitrane set-up video

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sit down on the snow...place left foot into left binding, strap in. Place right foot into right binding, strap in.

If ur getting off a lift, then you should already have one foot strapped in. so all u need to do then is sit on the snow again, and strap in the other foot.

Cant get easier than that

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You might want to stay away from k2 autos and ride contrabands. They are tricky to setup properly, and sometimes to get in/out of. Faster ratcheting, but barely. Look into the k2 cinch and gnu fastec binders.
2011 K2 Autos are nice. They changed the notorious toe strap system. I actually liked the 2011.

As for Nitranes/Contrabands... Let's not recommend a binding that is notoriously hard to set up along with boot compatibility issues for beginners. Put it this way, at the 2011 test fest, the Ride reps couldn't set my co-worker up on the Contrabands. They fiddled and fiddled with it for a good 15 minutes. I finally told them to stop messing with that crap and give him the Deltas. Ride's own reps can't effin set them up properly.

K2 Cinches or Flows all the way for speed entry bindings.

Flow: M9, M11, anything NXT is good. Even better are the 2010 SE editions of those bindings. Get at least a 2009 Flow and your setup will be a breeze.


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