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Old 03-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a roundhouse 159. I don't ride park too much just little jumps here and there. I mostly just ride groomers and was wondering what kind of binding would be good for this board? looking at all the reviews and there is just too much info. just wanted to get some personal opions since that's the people who really use them. looking at flows, ride, or Rome bindings.
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I own two pairs of Rome bindings and have rode several Burton bindings, albeit only on rentals/demos. I can tell you I've been very satified with the tech, durability, fit, and overall ride of my 2009 Targas, paired with F22s and an Arbor Element. That's why I bought some 390 Bosses without riding them -- same comfy straps, customizable fit, plus canted footbeds and Vrod. If you want a do it all binding you really can't beat the Targa, especially since you don't sound like a park rat currently. You can adjust the stiffness quite a bit with inserts. Plus this year's Targa also has canted footbeds.
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I can't say what will be right for you, but my advice is to stay away from anything Burton. I dislike Burton for many reasons and the list is long. Main one is they use sweat shops in china for manufacturing in their efforts to monopolize. Stick to the smaller companies of the industry and you will find better quality gear for an equal or cheaper price.


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That may be true... but hawaiinboarder didn't say anything about considering Burton. Plus you really didn't offer what SHOULD be considered. I don't necessarily disagree but what was your point?
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thanks for the insight mal001. took a look at the 390 bosses. those look good. gel on the strap? sounds comfortable to. the bindings I have now are no where near that quality.
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I can't say what will be right for you, but my advice is to stay away from anything Burton. I dislike Burton for many reasons and the list is long. Main one is they use sweat shops in china for manufacturing in their efforts to monopolize. Stick to the smaller companies of the industry and you will find better quality gear for an equal or cheaper price.


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Really? Wow. Go educate yourself and stop spewing bullshit.

OP: Try some Flow NXT-AT's or the SE version, Rome Targa's, or Flux SF45's.
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Main one is they use sweat shops in china for manufacturing in their efforts to monopolize.
Almost all companies make their bindings in china. How can Burton monopolize snowboarding when there are larger companies such as Quik and Jarden in snowboarding?
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Stick to the smaller companies of the industry and you will find better quality gear for an equal or cheaper price.
No. That was true five years ago but not now. I'll admit that high end Burton bindings are overpriced but their mid and low end bindings are well priced. Small companies aren't necessarily better quality then Burton. I do agree that supporting small companies is good for the industry.

Disclaimer: I'm not a Burton fanboy, I ride an Omatic with rome bindings. The only Burton products I own are boots and a cheapo pair of park gloves.

390 Bosses will be great. Also look at Burton Cartels and K2 Indys. You can't really go wrong with anything they show you in a shop.
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I have a roundhouse 159. I don't ride park too much just little jumps here and there. I mostly just ride groomers and was wondering what kind of binding would be good for this board? looking at all the reviews and there is just too much info. just wanted to get some personal opions since that's the people who really use them. looking at flows, ride, or Rome bindings.
All 3 of the companies you are looking at have really good bindings. I have both Flow and Ride bindings, like them both and would personally recommend Flows if comfort is a factor and money is not tight.

The real question is not which company, but which model binding in their line up is appropriate for your riding style. I think the Roundhouse is a medium stiff all-mountain board and you seem inclined to the freeride side of the spectrum so look for something medium to stiff ... as opposed to really soft.
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thanks for the recommendations. I think I'm narrowing it down to ride spi and flow m9.
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Just so you know, the spi's are pretty stiff. Not trying to sway you, just want you to know what you'll be getting if you go with those.
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