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Old 09-20-2011, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So a bit about me as it's my first time on this site...

I was a competitive skier for most of my younger life and then started skiing more recreationally. Last season at age 20, I started snowboarding. I did about 12 full days on Mount Sutton in Canada, and I was able to handle almost any trail (except the icy ones). I spent some time in the park, but didn't attempt much of what I can do easily on my skis.

I'm 6' 5" tall, about 225 lbs and wear a size 15 show. I rented different boots and bindings last season to get a feel for the different stiffnesses and styles. I became a big fan of the Flow bindings because (as a skier) I hated waiting for the snowboarders to strap up and it let me strap up as I started down the mountain.

Right now I bought a cheap Ride Fleetwood to kinda beat on instead of borrowing other people's boards like I did last year. I got it mainly because it's a wide board.

I'm looking into buying the comfiest boot possible for a reasonable price. A friend pointed me to the Burton Rulers, so I'm headed to try those on tomorrow. With that in mind, I've been looking for the final piece of the puzzle--bindings.

I think I like the style of the flow bindings, but I've read that most people aren't big fans. Is that true? I just feel like they do the same job more or less and why would anyone choose the option that adds 2-3 minutes to every run--over a full day you easily lose more than a half hour to fixing bindings!

However, I am worried about my large boot size, and I was pointed towards the ride LX and EX bindings since Ride tends to make things for riders with a bigger foot. I'd love to hear what all of y'all think about my situation. Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i am 6'6" 200lbs 14 foot, i have a pair of flow m9s and ride ex. If you don't have a reduced foot print boot i would go with the flows. the m9s are very comfortable and i like the high back alot better. the ex high back tends to dig into my legs. if you can find the m9s from last years they are a good deal. If you go with ride i would try to get something with a higher high back. if you go with the rides then try to take your boot in to the store to make sure they fit.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i am 6'6" 200lbs 14 foot, i have a pair of flow m9s and ride ex. If you don't have a reduced foot print boot i would go with the flows. the m9s are very comfortable and i like the high back alot better. the ex high back tends to dig into my legs. if you can find the m9s from last years they are a good deal. If you go with ride i would try to get something with a higher high back. if you go with the rides then try to take your boot in to the store to make sure they fit.
I do have a reduced footprint boot, but why does that affect the decision?
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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becuase my old boots were not a reduced foot print and they were hard to get into my rides. with my new boots its fine. im just thinking if you get a size 15 boot it might not fit into the ride bindings. they might be fine if you have a reduced foot print though.
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