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Old 11-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New womens bindings

As of now, I'm riding on used bindings which are getting a little old and worn. Mostly I'm interested in riding powder and groomers. I'm looking to upgrade and I've narrowed it down to three choices:
  • Gnu Girls B-Real
  • Flow Flite 2W
  • K2 Charm

All are lady bindings, but I was hoping anyone could tell me any considerable advantages to one over the other, or if you have a bitchin' recommendation apart from these three.
Also I like the concept of Gnu's toe strap being more towards the front of the toe pushing it back rather than on top pushing it down. Has anyone tried Gnus and noticed a difference to the toe strap position?

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Old 11-08-2010, 07:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Price will tell you a lot about each binding. The K2 Charm is an entry-level binding and won't be an upgrade for ANYTHING. Just say no.
I don't know anything about Flow, but those look like a mid-range binding. The Gnu B-real is looks to be of a higher quality, but again I've heard very little about Gnu bindings. If anyone has any feedback on them, I'd love to hear it.

If you're looking to upgrade, I would look at K2: the Agogo and the Cinch Tryst both offer interesting technology. The Burton Lexa is a high-quality, reliable binding. The Rome Madison is another well-regarded binding. I have a pair - they are all comfort and quality. You might also want to check out the Ride DVa or the Union Trilogy.

All in all I kind of think your choices are pretty random. How did you narrow it down to these?
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Very random choices, and all pretty low end. Look into the Flux GM30/GU30, Ride DVa/VXn, Rome Madison, Union Trilogy/Milan.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've never tried Gnu binders, always heard that they are pretty much trash.

Couldn't say for sure, just what I've heard.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess by "narrowing down" I really meant, these are some different styles I've been looking at.

Thanks for you advice, much appreciated
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Also I like the concept of Gnu's toe strap being more towards the front of the toe pushing it back rather than on top pushing it down. Has anyone tried Gnus and noticed a difference to the toe strap position?
This is certainly not unique to Gnu. E.g., Burton's had "cap straps" for years. These days, I think many two-strap bindings have convertible toe straps that can be used either on top of the foot or around the end of the boot. Ride's bindings use a soft, web-like toe strap that molds particularly well around the boot.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would look at K2: the Agogo
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Flow MinxSE, Union Milan, Flux GU30, or Salomon Absolute Pure.
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I just got the Flux GU30s. I'll probably get to test em out next weekend, so I'll let you know how it goes...
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I haven't heard much about Flux bindings for the ladies, so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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