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Old 02-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got into snowboarding this year. I made the mistake of not buying rear-entry bindings. Instead I bought Burton two-strap ones. Long story short, my friends got POed at me because I was taking forever. Now that the season is over it is the time to buy new ones. What bindings would you recommend? They need to be rear-entry, work with a standard snowboard, and give me outstanding control like my Burton's do.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you could just get better at the regular straps, it shouldn't take very long to put them on, learn to strap in standing up, then while moving. I have Flow bindings on one board and Ride on the other. Either wait and get the new 2013 Flow's or buy one the many used NXT's that'll be for sale when the new ones come out.
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K2 cinch CTX. Wait for summer sales get them for like 70% off.
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no contest. Flow 2013 nxt2
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have both. The difference is 30-40 seconds extra to strap in. So you're going to drop $125-$250 to replace bindings that you sound like you're pleased with, just because your crew doesn't want to wait for you? Buy your friends a beer and/or burger (or hey, don't) and tell 'em to get over it. That money could be spent better elsewhere if you like your current bindings.

Just my two cents...
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^^^^ agreed
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Season just started here (Fkn Finally!) Use those money for a mid season pass?
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It takes you that long to strap in? If I timed myself I'd say by the time I sit down, hit my boot (knocks off loose snow) step in, and synch both straps up, it's under 15 seconds. My buddy had rear entry bindings and he was really quick with his, probably ahead of me by 5 seconds. I'd catch him about a 3rd the way down the hill and wait for him at the bottom.

Buying bindings to please your friends?

My girlfriend takes a while to strap in, you have to get a routine. Mines developed over 19 years on the snow.

- sit
- hit
- open the straps
- step
- toe strap on
- wiggle foot to make sure to strap is tight
- heel strap on

You shouldn't need to constantly adjust, tighten, etc. Burtons ratchets and toe straps are nicer than a lot of the other units out there too, so they should be plenty quick. Just practice!
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I agree with other posters that you are possibly buying new bindings for the wrong reasons. However, if you must get some, I would ONLY consider the 2013 Flow's with NASTY or the Gnu Fastec series.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea i take the longest to strap up but i pass their asses up 10 seconds later. Either get faster with your strap in or get faster down the mountain.
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