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Old 01-14-2011, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Canted footbed binding ideas

I need some new bindings for a NS SL. I want something with a canted footbed because I do run a fairly wide stance plus Ive never tried the canted footbed but it sounds like a good idea.
My first thought is the 390 Boss. I love my 390s on another board but I think I should put something a little stiffer on the SL. I was going to go Targa but I would like to keep the budget a little lower if possible.
I see Leo recommending the K2 Uprise so I am thinking about those too.

Anyone have any other recommendations to look into.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Targas are worth it. You get what you pay for!
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rome Targas are definitely an option. The highbacks are stiffer than the 390s, but the ankle strap's flex customizable. It also has the same Yes I Cant system as the bosses which give you a few options for canting.

I do love the 2011 K2 Auto Uprise. They redesigned the toe straps on these. In previous models, people complained about the bottom lip of the toe strap not conforming to their boots. Now you are able to independently adjust the top and bottom lip to fit whatever boot you put in it.

Looks very flimsy, but I didn't have any issues with em. The ones I demoed were set up by the rep. Took some dialing in, but afterwards I was good to go. I ended up using it on a few other K2 boards because I liked it. Dunno if that was a bad idea or not because I didn't get to try any of their other bindings because of this decision lol.

K2 Uprise Mens Snowboard Bindings 2011

If you are looking to spend a little more dough, I would highly recommend the Ride Deltas. Awesome bindings. They will likely be my next pair if I get another setup. Stiffer than the 390s for sure. About mid-stiff I would say. I'm a huge fan of Ride's Thingrip toe straps and their Stealth highbacks from the MVMNT line.

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I have the SPi's and like them, but as far as the canted footbed...it does help with fatigue and pressure on my feet, especially on the outside of the foot.
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How does the stiffness of the Uprise compare to the 390s? I like the older 390s but the newer ones seem softer and I would like at least the stiffness of the older ones.
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Rob, quit buying shit!

Hey, I love my auto evers. You are welcome to try them when I see you in Feb.
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Hmm, from what I have heard (haven't tried older 390's), the 2011 version has stiffened up a bit. I used the boss in some great pow runs and it did a pretty good job. I feel that if my boots were stiffer, it would have fared much better.

It's pretty dead center of medium flex spectrum in my opinion. Great for my style: I dabble in everything I can (minus jibs).

It's hard to recall whether or not the Uprise was stiffer than the Boss. I only recently picked up the Boss and I rode the Uprise last Feb. I do remember it being a mid-flex binding as well.

To the best of my memory, I would say:

Boss: 5 flex

Uprise: 6
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Rob, quit buying shit!

Hey, I love my auto evers. You are welcome to try them when I see you in Feb.
I was hoping you might chime in. Are they the ones I already tried when they were totally adjusted wrong? Your love of them is actually what is steering me towards them. Gotta respect the opinion of someone else that likes to go get lost in the woods looking for a golf course.
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I was hoping you might chime in. Are they the ones I already tried when they were totally adjusted wrong? Your love of them is actually what is steering me towards them. Gotta respect the opinion of someone else that likes to go get lost in the woods looking for a golf course.
Yep. I have them in XL and L, so you can adjust and try both if you can wait that long. The new autos(or whatever the F they are called now) look sweet.

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