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Old 09-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Binding advice...? Freeride + comfort!!!

Well 2 years ago I finally upgraded my board to a very nice NS Heritage. Now it is time to upgrade the rest of my gear. I know boots will be the biggest issue in comfort, but for those I will mostly just go try them on and get a feel. However, I figured a little advice on bindings couldn't hurt. I pretty much freeride, hardly ever go into the park and my biggest #1 concern is comfort. My feet have been killing me the past 2-3 years and I just have had to deal with it and it REALLY affects my riding, probably more than a binding being a little too soft or stiff. Right now I have 07/08 Burton Customs and Burton Moto boots. No matter what, an upgrade should be a big difference.


Right now I am considering Rome Targas, Ride Anthems, or Ride SPi... I'm not sure if I need all the stiffness people say the SPi's have though and have been reading they may be uncomfortable.

I am trying to keep the cost under the $180 mark.

So:
#1) comfort
#2) freeride
#3) light?
#4) < $180


thanks
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ive never ridden the targas but if they are anything like the 390s they rip. another binding to look at would be the flux TT30's 2010-2011 FLUX BINDINGS | TT30 (GREEN)

they were called the titans last year but flux changed the way they name all their bindings this year. i have a more park oriented flux binding but they are super comfy and bomb proof, had the same pair for 3 years now and still holding strong.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very similar situation, same boots, Burton Cartels '06. FOr the feet pain one thing you can try is to upgrade the intersoles of the boots throwing away the original ones.

I just got a pair of 09/10 K2-CINCH CTX (160$), and tried them home to set them up. Beside the materials that look really sturdy and well assembled, the whole binding feels very comfy and solid.
I tried the SPIs too at the L.Day Weekend sale, the are really light, but also because there is no padding at all, beside the footbed, and it's a really minimal binding. The lightest I tried.




K2s are not much heavier than the Cartels I have, and if you freeride all day like me, you want something comfy and solid...




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Well 2 years ago I finally upgraded my board to a very nice NS Heritage. Now it is time to upgrade the rest of my gear. I know boots will be the biggest issue in comfort, but for those I will mostly just go try them on and get a feel. However, I figured a little advice on bindings couldn't hurt. I pretty much freeride, hardly ever go into the park and my biggest #1 concern is comfort. My feet have been killing me the past 2-3 years and I just have had to deal with it and it REALLY affects my riding, probably more than a binding being a little too soft or stiff. Right now I have 07/08 Burton Customs and Burton Moto boots. No matter what, an upgrade should be a big difference.


Right now I am considering Rome Targas, Ride Anthems, or Ride SPi... I'm not sure if I need all the stiffness people say the SPi's have though and have been reading they may be uncomfortable.

I am trying to keep the cost under the $180 mark.

So:
#1) comfort
#2) freeride
#3) light?
#4) < $180


thanks

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