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Old 01-31-2012, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yay, first post.

This is my second season riding, and I recently bought a set of used board/bindings. However, every time I went this season my outer foot (pinky toe area) would hurt like hell. Eventually I figured out that my bindings were too small for my boots and decided that I had to replace the bindings. I plan on buying a new board next season, as I don’t really have the funds to buy both a board and bindings right now. I’m hoping to get some gear that will last at least 3-4 years.

I mostly do all-mountain riding with the occasional jump here and there. I never venture into the park. Boots are size 10 New Balance.

I looked at several bindings, and was wondering which ones I should go for, or if anybody has any suggestions as for what to get. Unfortunately, I’m in Canada so some brands (Union) come at a huge premium... (+$100 for the Atlas, seriously?)

Burton Cartel Restricted ($270)
Flux TT30 ($195)
Flux SF45 ($240)
Ride Capo ($270)

Also, I've heard that the TT30s don't have as much dampening/shock absorption. Does anyone have any extra info about this?

I need bindings by Feb 18th, as I'm heading out on a trip on the 20th

Thank you very much!

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you already adjust out the toe strap that's giving you issues?
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Yeah, everything is maxed out. The heel cups and the toe straps
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Bummer...

I love my K2 Auto Uprise

My buddy has a pair of Flux tt30 and they look like fisher price made them

Don't buy a pair of Union bindings.... They havn't made any real changes in years and the competition has passed them.

I havn't had a chance to use a flux binding because they're to small for my boots so I can't speak on how they ride, my buddy likes them though
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i really like my '12 cartel's, they are sweet, no durability issues so far.
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+1 for the '12 Cartels. They feel really well built and they're the most comfortable bindings I've worn.
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Anything you don't like about the Cartels? I figure I should go into the shop and try on the 3 bindings that were mentioned.
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Anything you don't like about the Cartels? I figure I should go into the shop and try on the 3 bindings that were mentioned.

Cartels are great but the cost not so much, if your on a budget there's better bindings out there.
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+1 For Cartels (get the restricted if you can)
+1 for the K2 Auto Uprise
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