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Old 10-11-2011, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about the new tech with the various companies? Like Burton's re:flex.. canting / wedgie tech, etc.. I'm looking for a new pair of bindings for some all mountain, some freestyle and some park.. I've been looking at the Burton Malavita's.. unfortunately I can't use EST.. and would prefer not to fork up the cash for the 2012 Malavitas... but they have the new re:flex disc. Anyone have any comments on this tech? Is it worth it?
Anyone ride both the malavita's and union contact pro?
Any suggestions for something similar or what bindings have similar tech?
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What do you guys think about the new tech with the various companies? Like Burton's re:flex.. canting / wedgie tech, etc.. I'm looking for a new pair of bindings for some all mountain, some freestyle and some park.. I've been looking at the Burton Malavita's.. unfortunately I can't use EST.. and would prefer not to fork up the cash for the 2012 Malavitas... but they have the new re:flex disc. Anyone have any comments on this tech? Is it worth it?
Anyone ride both the malavita's and union contact pro?
Any suggestions for something similar or what bindings have similar tech?
Best thing from Burton is the Hinge. But you don't get to have it unless you have EST. So yeah. Malavita's are solid well done bindings, but Re:Flex was ghost tech for me, I couldn't feel it. Barely felt Forum's Good Vibes and their flex window is wider than Re:Flex (i.e. should allow more bend). Contact Pro's are decent bindings, but I think there are still better to be had. If you're looking for an all mountain freestyle kinda binding look at Raiden Phantoms, Flux SF45's, and Flow NXT-AT's.
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Using Malavita ReFLEX this year. I don't expect huge benefits from the ReFLEX disc, nor did I notice much on my Contact or Contact Pro's from last season. I bought them for ergos, durability, and weight. One day, there might a binding/board combo which truly eliminates dead spots in the flex pattern but I'm going to guess it will look wildly different than what we currently have. EST/ICS is an incremental step in that direction, but to truly achieve free flexing, I think the entire idea of snowboard bindings will have to be redesigned.
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For short hills with lots of strapping\unstrapping I love the K2 Cinch system(now that they have the bugs worked out), have about a 60 hard days on mine and not a single issue as fast as any flows I've demoed but have a full healcup and crank down insane tight.

As far as conventional strap bindings this is what I really want, Karakoram Split30 check the video they have on the below link

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For short hills with lots of strapping\unstrapping I love the K2 Cinch system(now that they have the bugs worked out), have about a 60 hard days on mine and not a single issue as fast as any flows I've demoed but have a full healcup and crank down insane tight.

As far as conventional strap bindings this is what I really want, Karakoram Split30 check the video they have on the below link

Split30 Splitboard Bindings | Karakoram
You're posting split bindings in a normal all mountain binding thread why?
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