Looking for some insight on which bindings to get with this board. Currently have Ride EX bindings from my old set up, but I'm mainly looking at the burton cartels and flow nxt. I tend to ride groomers due to my location, a bit of pow (when i have the chance) and I do hit up the park.
I recently picked up the 161 (pointy) T.Rice and put Flow NXT-FSEs on it (after previously having Ride bindings). It makes for a stellar combo, IMHO. The Flows are more comfortable than any other binding and with great heel/toe response, are great for groomers and POW.
I almost never hit the park, but if you are there a lot, you should know that a potential minor downside is their tip/tail response where, from what i've read, they may not be optimal for some park moves.
Yeah, I have been hearing a lot of great things with the flow nxt, but haven't had the chance to try them out yet. I wanted to see what some of responses are on these bindings or any other ones. The cartel I have tried out I like them a lot due to the response and the feel. I'm leaning towards the cartel cause of the price I would be getting them for, '11 model brand new for $140.00. Kind of hard to pass up on.
As for the board, I haven't had any issues riding in the park that I'm aware of yet. It's very responsive and stable when hitting jibs and what not. What park moves are you referring to exactly?