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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Binding suggestions/advice

A little info:
5'10", 220, all mountain rider. when I do head to the park, it's for the jumps more than the jib lines.

I currently have Burton Ruler boots, which I plan on keeping.

I'm planning on getting a NS Heritage X board. was thinking of the Custom X, but have changed my mind it seems.

Binding choice is really up in the air right now. here are my thoughts so far:

Burton CO2, Cartel
Rome Targa, 390 Boss, 390
Flux SF45, TT30
K2 Cinch CTX or Auto Ever
Ride SPI
Flow??

I know that's a lot of choices, so any and all help is welcome.

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Personally I'd say stay clear of Flows... but other than that, I ride with Union Forces for all mountain, I really like those but I see those aren't on your list so I'd say go after the Rome 390 Boss bindings, I've only heard good things about them (and I'm also thinking about picking up a pair for my park board)
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I'm also trying to figure out which binding to pick for my set up. The flow's I was looking at was a the NXT-AT. An all-mountain binding, that is very comfortable and easy to get in and out of I hear. Lemme know what you end up going with, it'll help me out with my decision.
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Flows are only good for like the first year and then you'll want something new. Avoid flows IMO, they aren't that great
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Flows are only good for like the first year and then you'll want something new. Avoid flows IMO, they aren't that great
Aight cool. what would you recommend for an all-mountain binding? I was attracted to flows for style and they look really easy to get in/out of.
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Flows are only good for like the first year and then you'll want something new. Avoid flows IMO, they aren't that great
Yeah, that's just one man's opinion. You have a right to it, and I ain't gonna flame you for it, but I have Flow Fives and I love'em. I've owned other bindings, and used them, and gone back to the Flows. This is one of those items that really comes down to personal preference. The question to the OP is do you have the $$ to take a chance? You'll have no problem selling them if you decide you don't like them.

I think though that one common theme with quick entry bindings is that that cheap ones really do suck. So don't buy the bottom-of-the-line model.


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The question to the OP is do you have the $$ to take a chance? You'll have no problem selling them if you decide you don't like them.

I think though that one common theme with quick entry bindings is that that cheap ones really do suck. So don't buy the bottom-of-the-line model.
I have the $$ to buy the bindings, but I don't really want to be selling them on because I don't like them. I want them to be perfect, of course. who doesn't?


back to the point: is there any difference in feel/quality between the flows and the k2 cinch? same idea, different company?
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so after some more thought, i've got it down to two bindings:

Rome Targas or Flow M11's

any more advice?
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I'd say go with the Rome Targas for sure
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back to the point: is there any difference in feel/quality between the flows and the k2 cinch? same idea, different company?
For the record, although it looks like you've made your choices, I've owned both the Flows and the Cinches. I think the Cinch has a better design in principle but the bindings were heavy, bulky, and unresponsive. Got rid of them. BUT, it was the bottom-end version of the Cinch.


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