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Old 04-29-2011, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As some of you might have seen I am from South Africa and our options are limited.

I am now looking at getting bindings, but the options are limited as we dont have multiple snowboard or ski shops.

As to not get only the shop assistants opinion, which of the below would be the best route for me to go?

My riding will consist of slope/mountain boarding, no park.

- Burton Cartel
- Burton Cobrashark
- Burton Cloak
- Burton Custom
- Burton Progression Custom
- Burton Freestyle
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What board do you plan to mount them on? I have a couple of pairs of Cartels and they pair up nicely with the Grail boots you just bought. The Cobrasharks are also nice but more of a park binding. The Custom and Freestyle are low-end and I'm not familiar with the Cloak.

I rode a lot of different bindings this season but kept going back to the Cartel.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I currently have a 2008 Gnu wide board i plan on mounting them on, and then later as i get better will change the board.

I picked up the board for very cheap, so was a steal and the reason i took it,
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Hey Ric

I've been looking at the possibility of getting gear from the UK, as it is frustrating being limited to what have here in SA. It also seems that many of the US based online stores don't ship to SA. Which shops have you looked at in SA?

Where did you get your board?
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Well at this point on the only shop that has a reasonable amount of gear to choose from is Gone Skiing,

I got the board secondhand from a dude on Bid or Buy,

Yeah i should have bought gear when i was in Cervinia, so much to choose from and the prices were not bad when i looked around compared to the SA prices.

Where you based? Town?
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I have no complaints on my Cartels. Great bindings, and I just bought another pair for my next board since they were on sale for $149.00.

I also like Ride Deltas.
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Thanks for the feedback, i think based on what is available i am going to go for the Cartels.
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Well at this point on the only shop that has a reasonable amount of gear to choose from is Gone Skiing,

I got the board secondhand from a dude on Bid or Buy,

Yeah i should have bought gear when i was in Cervinia, so much to choose from and the prices were not bad when i looked around compared to the SA prices.

Where you based? Town?
I am from Ladysmith in KZN. I also regret not getting gear soon after I started boarding, I've spent so much on rentals, I could've already had a complete set of gear.

Gone skiing now has a better selection than before(believe it or not), hopefully they have better informed staff as well.

There is a shop in Durban called Mega Ski, maybe give them a call to see what they have. I'll be going there in 2 weeks time.
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Lekker man,

Will went to get some bindings the weekend, they only had white cartels and no blacks ones, i want black as the white looks girly, then opted for Cobrashark and there was only one in teh shop, they couldnt find the other one.

So i am still without bindings.

Do you board / ski at Afriski in Lesotho or do you do the overseas thing every year?

I really enjoyed Cervinia this year, it was awesome with more slopes than one would be able to cover in a week....
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Who gives a crap if they're white? I would use bright pink bindings if it was all I could get.
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