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Old 07-28-2010, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys just wondering which bindings would be the best for an intermediate rider. Going to be riding mostly park and no pipe. Mostly jibbing and jumps. What do you guys think? I'm just looking for good stable bindings that wont be too heavy and something i can jump jib with and jump with freely, at the same time being durable.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend the 390 Bosses. 390's with a cantbed and some other added wizzers.
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Both are great bindings. The Formulas are stiffer than the 390s, so if you're looking for a jibbing/jumping binding, by far the 390s.
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I would recommend the 390 Bosses. 390's with a cantbed and some other added wizzers.
I concur 390 bosses best binding I've ridden to date hands down.
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I concur 390 bosses best binding I've ridden to date hands down.


how would u say the 390s are for all over the mtn. riding? also do they have a toe strap or regular, i didnt know?
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Between the two I would probably say k2 Formulas if you want an all mountain binding and the rome 390's (specifically, as everyone said the boss) if you want a true park binding, which it sounds like you do.
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Regular 390's from this past season are softer but a bit heavier than the Formulas for this past season. Now if we're talking 2011 product 390 boss is where you want to go for all mountain versatility unless you like a high back that comes over your boot then go with the new Formulas.
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Regular 390's from this past season are softer but a bit heavier than the Formulas for this past season. Now if we're talking 2011 product 390 boss is where you want to go for all mountain versatility unless you like a high back that comes over your boot then go with the new Formulas.
So if I was going to have a "whole mountain as the park" type of board then you would suggest the 390 bosses?

Apologies, I was under the misimpression that the Formulas would be stiffer.
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The 390s are park bindings you can ride around the entire mountain whereas the formulas probably more mountain bindings you can take to the park. This is my comments on the current year bindings (ie 2010 models) as I haven't seen any of the 2011 gear on the shelves. BA, on the other hand, has crazy access to equipment, so if he says you can take it all mountain, he's probably right.
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People don't realize they're 2 differently constructed bindings that offer 2 entirely different things. The highbacks on the 390's are softer laterally due to how they're milled out while the Formula's (2010) were designed to be stiffer on the outer and softer on the inner so when you drove into a carve you had support but when you jibbed it would give. Also 390's are 2 part construction with metal heel cups and plastic bases where as the formulas are a unibody construction. Toe straps are shaped different and designed for 2 different types of boots. The heel straps are also different as the 390's is softer and has gel in it while the formulas has plastic. But come 2011 everything I said just gets blown out of the water completely.
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