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Old 11-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The only binding I have found for my size 9.5 boot in last years binding are the c60's. I can get a NEW pair for $200. Any advice? I looked at the SPI's. All I could find was mediums. I can't find a shop around that carries much for me to get my hands on. Suburban Blend, can you tell me if it would be advantageous in your mind to look at force sl over the force?
$200 for a brand-new pair of medium 2010 C-60s is a pretty darn good price for some pretty darn good bindings--I'd say get 'em while the gettins good.

I have a pair of 08 CO2s and they're basically my favorite binding of all-time because they're super-responsive and plenty-comfy without ever feeling overly-stiff. That being said, I picked up a pair of 09 C-60s mid-way through last season that I feel aren't all that different from my 08 CO2s with the main--and basically the only--difference between the two being the highbacks. And even though my 09 C-60 highbacks seem to be considerably stiffer than my 08 CO2 highbacks when hand-flexing both--it's hardly noticeable when riding.

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Last year's Rome Arsenals, Ride SPi or CAD. Stiff bindings and, given that they're last year's model, probably going for a ridiculously low price (if you can find it in your size). GL!
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Last year's Rome Arsenals, Ride SPi or CAD. Stiff bindings and, given that they're last year's model, probably going for a ridiculously low price (if you can find it in your size). GL!
I got 09-10 CADs for about $120. They're user a bit, but overally i got what i want.
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Ride SPi XL for 138 bucks.
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Wow, you got a fantastic deal!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow, you got a fantastic deal!
I'll do ya one better. I just got a set of brand new Ride CADs at a local pawn shop for $100! I'd been searching for a good month or so for a set when I found them.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just picked up a pair of 2010 Rome Targas for my Dad, $175. Good luck finding another deal like that, but they are awesome bindings. I have 2010 Rome 390's and I'm quite jealous, even though the Targas work out much better for him since he is in the same boat as you and is a freerider and not a freestyler.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Last year's Rome Arsenals, Ride SPi or CAD. Stiff bindings and, given that they're last year's model, probably going for a ridiculously low price (if you can find it in your size). GL!
I'll agree that Rome Arsenals are a pretty good stiffer binding that are also very reasonably priced. My cousin has some that he loves and he got 'em for super cheap.

I bought a set of Ride SPIs about 7 or 8 years ago and I liked everything about them except the ratchets. I got rid of 'em pretty quick because of those awful ratchets.

I've always been interested in trying out some CADs, but never have...

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I got 09-10 CADs for about $120. They're user a bit, but overally i got what i want.
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Wow, you got a fantastic deal!
Didn't you get your CADs used off of geartrade.com, TLN? If so, I think that most people would agree that such an occurrence is highly unusual and therefore abnormal.

It looks like Principal has US 9.5 boots, so for Ride SPIs he would need Larges and all that REI have available are Mediums and XLs...

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I'll do ya one better. I just got a set of brand new Ride CADs at a local pawn shop for $100! I'd been searching for a good month or so for a set when I found them.
That's just luck and even more unusual/abnormal than TLN's experience...

Gotta love pawn shops...

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I ride Catek FR2 Pros. They are the stiffest most responsive binding I've ever ridden but they are $449....
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