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Old 05-29-2011, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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female HELP pick girl bindings

Hi Guys!
I need help to pick bindings. What I'm looking for:
I'm looking for a system built specially for women, comfortable (where I don't have to sit down) but still has a fair grip.

I'll be as specific as I can:

Gender: Female
Age: 33
Weight: 121 lbs (53kg)
Height: 5'7" (1.70m)
Boot size: 9.5
Riding style: Freeride. No tricks
Type of snow: Groomed trails & some ice
Level: Intermediate

When you suggest a model, please add the size you think would fit me based on the detail info I posted (this is great help since this changes so much from brand to brand)

I'll look forward for your recommendations,
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll check these out. However, I'm interested on alternative strap systems like backdoor or contraband. Any suggestions on these or similar systems?
About the spending: $300 tops

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Old 05-29-2011, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I recently switched to flows (NXT-At's) and my daughter boards a lot with me. Last time out she was sick uf sitting and getting ready when I would step in and be good to go. Needless to say I will be getting her flow bindings as well either the Essence or Muse (Essence being stiffer from my understanding)can't help you on size though sorry
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My wife has the K2 auto Agogo which uses a self-tightening toe strap. They are a medium-stiff freeride bindings and according to her, very comfortable. Although, she has decided she doesn't like the auto toe strap system because it can be hard to get out of on occasions (stuck in powder etc). I think you'll find that with each alternative binding system (flow, contraband, etc) there are always going to be some negatives associated with them.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd take a look at the Flow Muse or Flow prima-se. My girlfriend switched to the prima's and has been really happy with them. The one annoying part is setting them up the first time, will take a run or two to tweak them.

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If you do go with a rear entry system like the Flow or K2 Cinch just be aware that they can take some oomph to snap up into place.If you are strong and flexible then they can be really efficient.
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If you do go with a rear entry system like the Flow or K2 Cinch just be aware that they can take some oomph to snap up into place.If you are strong and flexible then they can be really efficient.
I rode with the women's K2 Cinch Tryst bindings for awhile and I agree with this -- at first I had a really hard time snapping the backs up and down, but after awhile I didn't have a problem 95% of the time. I don't know if I just got used to them or if they got broken in and became easier to snap in and out of place and it did save me a fair amount of time at the beginning of runs. If you are really into the quick release idea I suppose they're fine, and they seem to have less problems than the auto agogo bindings from K2.

One of the main reasons I personally didn't stick with the Trysts is that my boots didn't fit well with them even after I'd adjusted them as best as possible, so that's another thing you want to check out when you are choosing bindings. I ended up going with the Burton Lexas because they fit my Burton boots (stupid, stupid Burton boots but that is another post altogether), and I like them because they are not only a better fit but softer and significantly more responsive. But, you do have to put them on the old-fashioned way.
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