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Old 10-15-2012, 03:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I really like Ride. I have the capo and love them and had delta's for a few years and did those also. I just want to try out some other brands and broaden my experience with other equipment.
Have you ridden any other plastic bindings in the memorable past? I see you just mentioning the Rides. Interested to hear how u like the plastic vs metal or if u notice it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Have you ridden any other plastic bindings in the memorable past? I see you just mentioning the Rides. Interested to hear how u like the plastic vs metal or if u notice it.
I have never ridden any for a prolonged period of time. Just while switching up boards with friends and rentals years ago when I first learned to ride. So I haven't ridden them long enough to really know the Benefits of each. Also most of the ones I tried we're cheaper models and the just felt cheaper. That's one reason I want to get something other than ride. Personally I like the idea of metal over plastic. To me metal looks better and gives me a more secure feel metal tends to be stronger than plastic. I really want to get some days riding a good plastic set so I can get a broader view of products.
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I started out riding rental Rossignal bindings. They were decent from what I can remember, but super heavy. First setup was k2 clicker way back in 03 then I soon realized step-ins are garbage and traded a friend something for some early 2000 liquid boots and bindings. Those were complete shit so the next year I bought ride LX's they were the best bindings I had road to that point so I road them for a year. Next year got the EX and they were better and the fallowing I got the delta movement. Had the deltas from 2008 until early last year. While I had my deltas I tried burton customs I thought were okay but liked my delta's better. Then I tried friends burton free style that outside the liquids and stepins were the cheapest prices of shit I've ever touched. I also tried out a set of flow flite 2 and I did like the flows quite a bit even tho they were a cheaper pair because of the ease of them and they were rather comfy. Only problem was they felt just a little looser than I was comfortable with. They fixed that with the NX2 so I will be looking into those next year when I can get a last year model. So I got another set of rides (capo) since I knew what to expect last year. I did have a friend buy some K2 something I forget what ones and I do like them outside of the bright ass colors. That's partially what made me want to try some other brands again, but just not the cheap models.
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I would've probably taken Cartels or Malavitas or Rodeos over the Cobrashark. The only thing that might sway me to the cobrashark is if it was a lot cheaper.
I have not actually got anything yet, but that was what I was leaning towards most. I want something not ride and that has more of a contrast to my Capo. And they are about $50 cheaper.
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Idk if this got touched on yet, but did you consider Rome 390 Boss? If not, check them out! They are a big favorite as far as comfort, canting, durability, all-mountain/freestyle riding. There's also the Raiden Phantom which sounds like an awesome pair of bindings and gets great reviews. Not saying you shouldn't get cobrasharks, just saying there are a lot of bindings that are generally considered better than them and fit your needs.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:02 AM   #44 (permalink)
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First off I just want to say I hate you all. Every time I have it narrowed down and think I'm done other stuff gets thrown back in the mix... So here is where I stand now with prices. I want to stay south of $150.

These are my final choices and I can then let this thread die:
1) Flow the five: $120 - I like the convienance just worried about if I can keep them snug how I like and how cushie the base is.
2) Burton Cobrashark: $107 - I would like them to be canted but they do sound like what I want still. Have an asym strap like the mala's.
3) Union contact pro: $145 - I know I keep thinking they are not what I want but I just want to see if they live up to their hype... Plus love the styling. Only found one pair of 2012's and they are S/M but I think I could fit my 9 1/2 ride triad in them.
4) Rome 390 Boss: $115 - by far the best deal and have the features I'm looking for, but just never have really been into the Rome for some reason.
5) flux ds30: can't find any 2012's or in my price range.
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First off I just want to say I hate you all. Every time I have it narrowed down and think I'm done other stuff gets thrown back in the mix... So here is where I stand now with prices. I want to stay south of $150.

These are my final choices and I can then let this thread die:
1) Flow the five: $120 - I like the convienance just worried about if I can keep them snug how I like and how cushie the base is.
2) Burton Cobrashark: $107 - I would like them to be canted but they do sound like what I want still. Have an asym strap like the mala's.
3) Union contact pro: $145 - I know I keep thinking they are not what I want but I just want to see if they live up to their hype... Plus love the styling. Only found one pair of 2012's and they are S/M but I think I could fit my 9 1/2 ride triad in them.
4) Rome 390 Boss: $115 - by far the best deal and have the features I'm looking for, but just never have really been into the Rome for some reason.
5) flux ds30: can't find any 2012's or in my price range.
Dude get the freaking 390 Boss if you can get them in your size for that cheap! I'd say they better than everything else you have listed except maybe the flux ds30 which I don't know much about but have heard good things. 390 boss are going to have cushioned footbeds, comfy ankle straps, AWESOME toe straps, canting, and more. If I could get them for $115 I wouldn't even think twice about it. Rome is one of the best snowboard companies out there (including their boards but especially their bindings!). GET THEM!
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I got last year's Malavita's for 140. So why not upgrade your choices to last years used? Then it will be even more difficult!
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I got last year's Malavita's for 140. So why not upgrade your choices to last years used? Then it will be even more difficult!
I am down for used. I don't trust eBay and nobody has anything on Craigslist really around me. I do look at gear trade frequently and that's where the contact pros are but the only malavita's they have are EST.
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I am down for used. I don't trust eBay and nobody has anything on Craigslist really around me. I do look at gear trade frequently and that's where the contact pros are but the only malavita's they have are EST.
I got 2012 Contact Pros last year on geartrade for $125. Unfortunately I had to sell them when I downsized my boots 1.5 sizes. I sold them for $100. Too bad I don't still have em for you.

But still, I'd go for the 390 Boss if they're 2011 or newer, used or new. They're great bindings at a nearly unbeatable price!
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I got 2012 Contact Pros last year on geartrade for $125. Unfortunately I had to sell them when I downsized my boots 1.5 sizes. I sold them for $100. Too bad I don't still have em for you.

But still, I'd go for the 390 Boss if they're 2011 or newer, used or new. They're great bindings at a nearly unbeatable price!
I think I may. They are 2012's brand new at shorelineoftahoe.com only have them in black one size left witch I believe is my right size and that ugly ass green. I just really don't know too much about Rome, they have never been a brand on my radar. I have herd a lot of good about them tho on here.
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I think I may. They are 2012's brand new at shorelineoftahoe.com only have them in black one size left witch I believe is my right size and that ugly ass green. I just really don't know too much about Rome, they have never been a brand on my radar. I have herd a lot of good about them tho on here.
Definitely top notch stuff! just read reviews about them here on this forum and you'll know. I think the green ones actually look quite cool but you can never go wrong with black.
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