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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Flux ds30's not the right binding for me??

Ok, here's the deal guys. I picked up a pair of 2012 ds30's for my evo, because I'm getting a little more into park. I read some reviews from other owners online about having no issues riding them all around the mountain as well. That was the one of the reasons why I bought them, and second, because they look so damn cool on my board. I took it out yesterday to our local mountain (which got dumped on the night before), and took it for a rip. As soon as I hit steeper terrain going fast, my heelside carves would chatter so bad that I'd fall on my ass. Luckily I took my tt30's off my other board for backup just in case. So after about 5 or 6 runs, I got so fed up that I went back to the car to switch the bindings. I took the board back up for the rest of the day, and the combo worked like a dream. So what's the deal?? Am I riding too aggressive for the ds30's or are they really only meant for the park and nothing else??

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The TT30s are the binding for the Evo. IMO, the TT30s are a park oriented binding that can be used all mountain while the DS30s are for pure jib rats. It's a pure park binding.

I have Titans (what are now TT30s) on my Evo and ride it all over the mountain.

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That's strange. I rode RK30s and have not had problems all season. Maybe it is some strange harmonic resonance between the binding and board and the type of snowpack that day? Maybe try them on another day with different snow conditions and if it still exists, it's likely the binding itself and not the binding/board combo. I haven't ridden the DS30s but I can't imagine them being more buttery than the RK30s.
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The only really effective difference between the two is the highback. If anything the alpha baseplate should be a bit stiffer, but the highback is for sure softer. It felt like a urethane back to me when I rode them.

Use the mounting points to give it some forward lean and you should be good. They're a bit on the softer side for what works well with the Evo, but they shouldnt be unrideable by any means.

This is why I was so confused in that win a pair of Flux's and a NeverSummer contest thread when everyone was pairing DS30's with the Proto. They are softer park bindings and would be kinda awful on the Proto.

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i think you should switch to tt30..
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Thanks for the responses guys. I will definitely give the bindings another try this weekend. It is weird though, because like you said Cheese, I too have heard from others that they can ride the rk30's all around the mountain with no problems. I know for a fact that their highbacks are softer than the ds30's, because I was fiddling around with them at the shop before deciding on which pair to buy.

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That's strange. I rode RK30s and have not had problems all season. Maybe it is some strange harmonic resonance between the binding and board and the type of snowpack that day? Maybe try them on another day with different snow conditions and if it still exists, it's likely the binding itself and not the binding/board combo. I haven't ridden the DS30s but I can't imagine them being more buttery than the RK30s.
That has to be the first time i've seen 'harmonic resonance' used to address the lack of response in a set of bindings...haha
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That has to be the first time i've seen 'harmonic resonance' used to address the lack of response in a set of bindings...haha
Well the lack of response is probably the nylon glass blend in the highback; the DS30 is supposed to softer. My RK30's are similar but use Urethane to achieve a similar feel.

I was actually referring to this comment:

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As soon as I hit steeper terrain going fast, my heelside carves would chatter so bad that I'd fall on my ass
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You can buy new highbacks from flux for like 20-40 bucks. Holler at em.
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You can buy new highbacks from flux for like 20-40 bucks. Holler at em.
You mean they have a different highback for the DS30's or do you mean buying highbacks off of a different binding down their line?

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