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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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I honestly love my EXs (minus the problems everybody has with their ratchets).

I don't care too much about aluminum vs. plastic but I do, very much, like the "wedgie" canting that Ride bindings have.

Is the Burton (Cartels or Malavitas) "auto cant" similar to the Ride "wedgies"? The canting definitely made a difference in my comfort last season.

I've ridden the Ride SPIs which had the 2.5 canting (less than half a season if anyone wants to buy 'em) but found them too responsive for my not-terribly-great skill level.

I think the sweet spot in terms of responsiveness would be between the EX and the SPIs.

Any thoughts in that regard?
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I think the sweet spot in terms of responsiveness would be between the EX and the SPIs.

Any thoughts in that regard?
That sweet spot in between would be the Capo if you stick with ride.
Honestly I don't think you will be dissapointed by either the Capo or Cartel.


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Damn -- this is hard.

To recap:
What I want -- solid binding to pair with 2012/2013 Ride Proto CT. I ride all mountain, mostly east coast. Nothing more than a flat box in the park.

I'm 5'7", size 8.5 boot and weigh in about 180 or so.

I want canting (must have for my 40+ year old knees). That's what has my list shortened to Ride, Burton and Rome.

I want something stiffer than the EXs but softer than my old SPIs.

I currently have Ride EXs on a cambered Ride Antic.

I have no idea how the scales, across manufacturers, relate.

Ride:
Their scale is one to ten (one being most "flexy and forgiving").

EX: 4 with wedgie 1.5
Capo: 7 with wedgies 2.5

Burton:
Same scale as Ride

Malavita: 6 with autocant (not really sure how that gets quantified)
FullBED Cushioning System
B3 Gel

Custom: 7 with autocant
They don't have the "FullBED Cushioning System"

Rome:
The 390s are listed at the middle of Rome's range.


I am finally picking up my Proto this week and wanted to look at some bindings while I was out and about.

Anything on that list (other than the EXs) that should be struck off?
Anything missing from that list?

Thanks
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if youre really not hitting that much park... id look at the targas rather than the 390s...theyre a bit stiffer and seem to fit youre riding style more. also they still
have the canting options

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