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Ride bindings

all my googling hasnt really given me any good information. im looking to get some of the ride RX or Spi bindings and was looking for some more in depth comments. i havent had a chance to get my hands on these bindings and look at them. but i can get either at a pretty good price.

most of my riding is high speed, hard carving, big kickers, and pipe.

i want something rigid. i made a pair of technine icons work for the season (got them for free) and can feel them flexing under pressure. NOT ideal to me.




or should i stick with cartels?
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... did you check out their website...? 2010-2011 | Ride Snowboards

Both of them should be stiffer than the Technine bindings. The RX is an upgraded form of the EX basically, apparently a bit more flexible than the EX. If you want something that's meant for hard charging, however, I'd go with the SPI.
(Both should be an upgrade over the Technine's though)
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Between the RX and SPi for hard charging, I'd go SPi. They are stiff bindings but they are incredibly responsive and parkable (to a point).
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Also look into the nrc's - same chasis as the spi, but with adjustable cant beds (at least that was the diff when I bought my '09s). Good solid binders and the webbed cap strap is super grippy. Cant beds are nice too. Basically Ride binders are solid and have great features.
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I rocked SPi's for years until they just got too stiff for my back and knees to deal with. That said they are super responsive, like instant your body moves the board reacts responsive. Definitely solid but not forgiving at all...I'd also suggest you look into the NRc's. They do share the same stiff chassis as the SPi but with the canted footbeds and IIRC they have the RX high-back which allows for a bit more flex than the super stiff SPi high-back.

I'm looking into the NRc's myself for next season if I don't decide to go with the Flow NXT-AT's instead.
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Between the RX and SPi for hard charging, I'd go SPi. They are stiff bindings but they are incredibly responsive and parkable (to a point).
most of my "park" riding is jump, kickers, and hips. rails are not my friend... on ANY board.
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Also look into the nrc's - same chasis as the spi, but with adjustable cant beds (at least that was the diff when I bought my '09s). Good solid binders and the webbed cap strap is super grippy. Cant beds are nice too. Basically Ride binders are solid and have great features.
i think the turn off i had to the nrc binding was the price point. at that much id rather go else where and pick up a pair of 390s.

thats what i REALLY want. the shop im looking at has some really good deals. i may just pick up a lid and go elsewhere for bindings though. is it just me or are 390s hard to find (size 12 boot)?
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I'm looking into the NRc's myself for next season if I don't decide to go with the Flow NXT-AT's instead.
ive ridden a pair of flows and like the binding itself. but i have boots with the BOA and dont like how the strap sits right up against the wheel. so im going to stick with strap ins, and i do know that i like the toe cap.

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i may just pick up a lid and go elsewhere for bindings though. is it just me or are 390s hard to find (size 12 boot)?
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If you want something stiff, rigid and responsive then the 390's are not the way to go. Dont get me wrong I love the 390's and they are sick binders but they are just to soft and more of a park binding for what you seem to want. If you like the Rome line the Targas are my all time favorite bindings park to pow they do it all. But if your set on Ride then the Spi's are your best bet. very responsive but as someone esle said they are hard on your feet and legs. I had to return mine not because performance but because they were killing my feet. And finally you mentioned the cartels, this is one of my most hated bindings, the forward lean on these things is rediculous, your quads will be burning all day. My friends that ride the cartels never noticed it untill they rode my board with the targas now they cant stand there bindings and since then bought new ones. IMO they are just way over rated and every pair of burton bindings ive owned has given me nothing but problems from the ratchets freezing, ripping through latters constantly, straps snapping of while riding, and cracked heel cups. anyways good luck with what you choose
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thanks for the thoughts.
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i think the turn off i had to the nrc binding was the price point. at that much id rather go else where and pick up a pair of 390s.

thats what i REALLY want. the shop im looking at has some really good deals. i may just pick up a lid and go elsewhere for bindings though. is it just me or are 390s hard to find (size 12 boot)?
I'm not sure if you're anywhere near it, but the Alpine Store in Kirkswood (St. Louis suburb) has a bunch of 390's priced at $125 (granted, last I checked). You might try giving them a call and seeing if you can pick one up or have them send one out to you if that's what you really want.
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