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Binding Universal Plate? need help!

What's up fellas,

So I helped my girlfriend when she was buying a setup and of course she wanted the cutest stuff. We found a demo Burton snowboard for super cheap and when we were looking for bindings, I kept looking for Burtons because I remembered reading somewhere that they would fit better. We ended up buying a pair of Raidens and now they won't fit because they come with a 4 screw plate and the board uses the 3D system. I searched the forum and everybody says "go to a snowboard shop and ask for universal plates, they should be able to help you". The problem is that I'm living in DC and we don't have any shops here other than REI and Sports Authority and the people that work there don't know much about snowboarding. I'm looking to buy something online.

If anybody had to deal with this issue before and could offer a litle advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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I'm kind of new and this post is a little old to be replying to I guess, but I found it in a search about bindings that work with the 3D system, go figure! I'm going to have to deal with the issue pretty soon since my boyfriend is giving me his old board... haha

As for shops around DC, it's not just REI and Sports Authority. Not sure exactly where around DC you live, but if you have access to a car you could try Willi's in Fairfax (they're moving in a few weeks to a new location in the same city, so they will be closed for a few days around Valentine's Day), Alpine Ski Shop out in Sterling (been around forever, I bought pants from them like 10 years ago for my first ski trip). There's also Fairfax Surf Shop in Fairfax City that also should be able to help you out and I believe they are metro/bus accessible being smack dab in the middle of the city. Ski Chalet has a few locations around here, one in Arlington, but not particularly close to a metrorail stop, might also be bus accessible. Not sure how helpful they are, though. I'd probably try one of the other places first.

Plenty of shops you could get some real help at. My best advice as a relative noob would just echo what you found via search and try one of the places I listed. Good luck and if you already found a plate that works, now you know some awesome places to check out in the future.
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Originally Posted by BORICUAenDC View Post
I kept looking for Burtons because I remembered reading somewhere that they would fit better.
You can get Burton elevator plates. Nice thins indeed. You can install 4x4 on 3d and vise versa.
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