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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-10-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Bindings for a big dude?

Long time lurker.. Hello all...

I live in FL, so pls bear with me. I get to go boarding like 10-15 days per year. Until recently I've rocked a 15 year old pair of Airwalk boots (the ones with the carrot on the back).
Currently have an old pair of Burton Custom Ratchets but have been looking at either the K2 Cinch (CTX ?) or the Flow's (NX AT)

I am a 6'5" 275 so my questions are three fold. Since this is the bindings section I will post the one question (about bindings) here.

What bindings would you recommend?

The ratchets are alright I guess but I am looking to get into something that makes it easier to get in

I went to look at a pair of the CInch's and the guy talked me out of them saying the ratchets are better.

Thanks for the help
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the cinch straps have rachets on them...

the only thing i dont like about the cinch is their weight. but i like the design better than flows.
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I'm 230lbs and had similar concerns. Flow recommended either the NXT-FSE or NXT-NRX. I ordered the FSE which is slightly lighter and not quite as strong as the NRX. The main reason I went with the NSE, it's not as stiff as the NRX, which I was told would work an Intermediate pretty bad. If I was you I'd probably go with the NRX.
Flow told me to stay away from the AT series because it uses a nylon highback that is not as rigid as the one used on FSE or NRX.
I chose Flow over Cinch because the plastic chassis didn't seem as logical as the forged aluminum used on the Flow NXT line-up, at least for a heavy guy. I was told Gnu makes a Cinch type binding that uses an alum base, but I didn't hear about it until I ordered my Flows, so no research was done on those.
My conclusion was that Flow is the most widely used rear-entry system and the number positive reviews speak for themselves. I should get my Flows today, so I have no comment other than research related.
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Ride XL sz bindings are pretty big, the metal frame is very durable, and their ratchets are solid. Go with a stiffer one like the CAD or SPi.

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If you are big (or just care about foot to board interface) go with aluminum or carbon/nylon blends. Stiffer is better for bigger guys...it is amazing hoe much force you put into bindings and if they can't support your weight, you will know it quickly.
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I use Flow NXT ATs and FRX. While I've lost weight, I started at 252 pounds with these. Never had a problem. I suspect that at 220 - 225 pounds, I'm putting them through more than at the previous weight. I will be buying new ones with my new board next fall.


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I have an old pair of Technines and if they are still made the same, they have like a whole bunch of screws and nuts to adjust it all over the place. Must make it a little heavier, but if you're that big, it's not much of a difference anyway.
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ahha...I found this that might interest you. It looks like an older model but it's pretty cheap.

The Technine Dominator XL is considered the largest binding in the world.
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I'm 230 lbs and I have been riding the 2010 Flow Flite 3 since the first week of Feb and have been on them for about 8-9 days now. I dont hit the park or anything I just enjoy riding the slopes and carving. The Flow Flite 3's are pretty soft and I want to start getting more into Freeriding so I just ordered the FLow NXT-ATSE's they're 50% off right now at Sierra and I got free 2-day shipping so the total came to $163. Such a great deal. The NXT-ATSE is supposed to be a much stiffer binding. I'll post more on how they feel when I get them.
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I'm 230 lbs and I have been riding the 2010 Flow Flite 3 since the first week of Feb and have been on them for about 8-9 days now. I dont hit the park or anything I just enjoy riding the slopes and carving. The Flow Flite 3's are pretty soft and I want to start getting more into Freeriding so I just ordered the FLow NXT-ATSE's they're 50% off right now at Sierra and I got free 2-day shipping so the total came to $163. Such a great deal. The NXT-ATSE is supposed to be a much stiffer binding. I'll post more on how they feel when I get them.

leaning toward the FRX's but am interested to see how u like the ATSE.
thx.
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