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Old 12-05-2011, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bindings for experienced rider w/ Skate Banana

Hey!

I want some new bindings for christmas and therefore I need some help!
Currently I ride with some very stiff and old Nitro Team bindings as my GNU Fastec bindings were crap.
The bindings need to work for allround riding and high speeding.
Ive thought about getting either the 2012 Burton Cartel re:flex, Malavita re:flex, Union Force or Union Atlas, but Ive simply not been in the market enough 2 take the "risk" myself :P
And by the way, it also needs to fit a size 45EU/11US 32 Lashed boot.

What are you guys suggestions?
Thx alot
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nobody that can help me?
By now Im leaning most towards the Malativa Re:flex duo its a little softer then Cartels, but also have a comfyer strap
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not the best person to give advise but I was in the same position you are in until last night when I got the union forces. After my research they seemed to be a solid choice so I went for it, I was just looking for a light, responsive, do anything binding that integrated well with my K2 Maysis. I also like the cartels though and they were my second choice but I have ridden Burton for the past 4 years and decided to try something new. Your boot size is the same as mine so go large whatever you get.
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My two cents: cant go wrong with the cartels or the union atlas. I would lean more torward the atlas. (Had a bad experience with burton) Good way to get an idea for whats better for you is to check out some reviews. Posted a site thats a good place to start.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm, that site made the Burton Prophecy look very attractive :P
Damn its hard to choose, even tho its gonne be a major upgrade from what I use atm
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I haven't tried the Prophecy, but that sounds like a better match than the Cartels or Malavitas. I tried both the Cartels and Restricted Malavitas though... awesome bindings. I really dig Burton for 2012.

The Cartels aren't as aggressive as they used to be now that the forward lean is defaulted at 0. The Malavitas are rated the same flex as Cartels on Burton's site, but I would say they have a bit more play to them.
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No the Malavitas is a 6/10 binding were Cartels are 7/10, so I would asume the Malavitas are just a softer Cartel with comfier asym ancle strap? :P
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No the Malavitas is a 6/10 binding were Cartels are 7/10, so I would asume the Malavitas are just a softer Cartel with comfier asym ancle strap? :P
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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K2 Auto Ever is pretty good if you're looking for light and stiff bindings. It's easy to get in and out too since you only have to do the ankle strap.
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K2 Auto Ever is pretty good if you're looking for light and stiff bindings. It's easy to get in and out too since you only have to do the ankle strap.
I wouldn't go with the Auto Evers. Those are stiff bindings and the Naner is a mid-soft board. The Auto strap system is great. I would do the K2 Nationals if you go that route. Urethane highbacks, canting, and harshmellow. Mid-flex binding that would match well with the Naner IMHO.
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