Chef Jer: The Heritage was my runner up choice for hard charging. Thanks for the feed back on the strap. How do you find the RE:flex baseplate?
The Big city was my runner up LOL. I can't really comment on the reflex as my entire combo is new. I've never rode my heritage without reflex and never rode reflex on another board. I'm not sure what differences to attribute to the board and what to the bindings .
I just know that I have been extremely pleased with the combo of the Diodes and my Heritage!
I decided to go with the Diodes. My runner up were the Atlas SL or MC, but there is just no good information out there on their stiffness, including on their website; a rather large oversite if you ask me. That and the complaints about their toe straps, combined with how amazing I'm finding the Malavitas and multiple recommendations for the Diodes. My choice wasn't too hard.
Now that you decided on the bindings, how do you find the Big City? I really like mine with the exception that is wasn't as damp as I expected it to me. Jamie Lynn and T.Rice seem to be much more damp to me. What's your opinion?
Mail ordered it so it will be a week or so before I get it, but I'll report back once I get some experience on it. I've read elsewhere that people think it cuts through the chop well, but we shall see, I sure hope it does. You got me a little worried.