Im looking to get some good bindings for an all mountain/free style style. I just finished my first season with some old salamon bindings and a new DC HDK pro devun walsh board. I love the board, its light, quick and responsive. However, I felt like i didn't get the best out of that season due to the old bindings/boots. Now that I have past the forgiving era in which id beat the hell out of my equipment im ready to move onto something bigger and better. The bindings that i was looking into were some brand new 08'09 triads for $100, or 09'10 cartels for $120 or some p1.1's for $160. I want something that is responsive and that can take a good impact on jumps ect. What do you guys recommend? ?
if you have to go Burton, the P1s would do you good. The cartels are very responsive yet flexible enough (for me at least, a lot of people think they're stiff) but they get uncomfortable after a while.
Comfort wise, nothing comes close to the Rome 390s from what I've ridden. I suggest you do a lot more reading and searching... tons of other threads like this. I typically try them for a few weeks then decide if I keep them or sell/trade/give them.
As said above, if you are going to stay with burton...Triads all the way, way more comfortable than cartels with virtually same response. I haven't ridden P1's so I won't comment there, but alot of people have asked about triads on here, I sold my cartels after 1 season and bought triads. Cartels are fun, but I don't feel any loss of response with the triads. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks for responding everyone it helps out a lot. So far at the moment from what you guys have told me the runner up are the P1.1's and maybe the triads and rome 390s. Could anyone else give their 2 cents on these bindings? I would really appreciate it!