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Old 01-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I've been snowboarding for a long time(about 11 years), but lately I haven't been riding much due to my location and going to school, and as such I'm a bit out of the loop now as far as equipment goes. In the spring I'll be moving out to Colorado, so I'd like to upgrade my bindings, since I'll be riding more again. I have an 08 154 Rome Agent, and my current bindings are 05 Technine MFM's. They were decent bindings, but seemed to fall apart rather quickly, so I wasn't too impressed with Technines. I used to be more of a park rider (probably about 70 Park/30 All mountain), but that was more because I was in the midwest and there wasn't much "All mountain" riding to actually do. In CO I'll probably still be more of a park rider, but since the mountains are bigger and more to do, I'd wager I'll probably be about 50/50 or 60/40 in favor of park to all-mountain riding.

The price range I'm looking to do is around $130-$200 and I've heard good things about the Union Forces, Forum Republics, and Rome 390's. Any other recommendations, or things to say about the bindings I've listed? Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also taking a look at the Flux TT30 now.

I'm mostly looking at these three bindings:

On Sale Flux TT30 Snowboard Bindings Ashbury Black Mens 2012 - Snowboards, Binding, Snowboarding Gear, Equipment fl1tt306ab12z-flux-snowboard-bindings

On Sale Forum Republic Snowboard Bindings Dark Mens 7 - Snowboards, Binding, Snowboarding Gear, Equipment fo1rep04dk11

On Sale Rome 390 Snowboard Bindings Black Mens 2012 - Snowboards, Binding, Snowboarding Gear, Equipment rm139024bk12

I know the difference between the 2011 and 2012 Republic is the addition of canted footbeds. I've never had bindings with canted footbeds before so I'm really unsure if I'll need them, or even like them. I also know that the main difference between the 390/390 Boss is the ability to adjust the canting angle.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know about the need, but I'm betting you'd prob. like a canted footbed. I noticed a very slight correctness? in my ankle\knee\leg positioning, and that I could widen my stance a couple cm's. Good luck.
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I don't know about the need, but I'm betting you'd prob. like a canted footbed. I noticed a very slight correctness? in my ankle\knee\leg positioning, and that I could widen my stance a couple cm's. Good luck.
Thanks, I'm leaning towards the 390 Bosses now. I can't seem to find any other binding on the market that has adjustable canted footbeds(not to mention adjustable highback cant angles, if I am wrong somebody can correct me). Ride has bindings with varying angles, as does Forum, but nobody has the flexibility that the 390 Bosses have right now. Now I just have to decide if I want to get these before my spring break trip, or if I want to wait until spring after the season is over. My current bindings have a broken ratchet on the right foot ankle strap, which makes strapping in off the lift a pain but not impossible . They also have issues with certain base plate screws loosening up.
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Just a FYI if you haven't seen this thread on the 390 Bosses
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...90-bosses.html
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Just a FYI if you haven't seen this thread on the 390 Bosses
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...90-bosses.html
Yeah I read that thread a couple of days ago, I don't usually ride with any forward lean(guess I just learned to carve correctly without it and it hasn't bothered me yet ). As Snowolf and the Rome rep pointed out, putting blue loc-tite on the screw can help this issue, and I won't be adjusting the lean of the highback much, if at all, so I don't think it would be an issue for me. If it is I'll just use the DIY solution. Thanks for pointing it out though!
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