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bisteinee 10-09-2012 01:34 AM

binding rating for Nitro Team
It's gonna be my 2nd season on the snow and I am looking for gears to buy.
Snowboarding is my new obsession…

I already have the boots: Nitro Anthem (27,5).
I am probably going for the board: Nitro Team Camber 155
I guess this is the right size? I am 168 cm / 80 kg
I am mostly riding on the pist (80) and hit pows if possible (20%).

So I still need bindings…
I checked the followings… but it would be helpful, since you do have much more experience than I do, to comment like, "this one is good", "this one sucks", "this one is too soft for you" or "this is way too expensive"
All bindings/prices are of the last season (2011/2012)

Burton Cartel (170 Euro)
Nitro Phantom (170 Euro)
Nitro Battery (160 Euro)
Nitro Blackhawk (140 Euro)
Union Force (160 Euro)
Rome 390 trippy (135 Euro)

I read lots of good things about the romes in this forum, but I heard that these are going to be too soft for my needs. Is this correct? Price is really good… but you can see, that I am trying to stay in the 150 Euro area.
The Rome Targa and the Burton Cartel restricted are over 200…

Thanks for any replies!
Cheers from Germany.

bisteinee 10-09-2012 03:33 PM

let me try a more direct request…
I can get the Nitro Zero 2011 for 80 Euros (new).
Shoud I take them or are they too soft?

bseracka 10-09-2012 03:56 PM

Phantoms, why? because. Do you ride park, trees, jumps, jibs, skill level, more info is needed to give you a better answer.

Nivek 10-09-2012 04:00 PM

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Probably too soft for a cambered team. Go for Phantoms or Blackhawks.

bisteinee 10-09-2012 04:32 PM

Ok. here comes the needed info about my skills.
As I sasid, it is going to be my 2nd season.

My roommate described me like this: "You are really good for the short time, you have been on the snow (8 days). But it stills feels like the board is more in control of you than you are of the board…"

The reason why I am going with the Team Camber board is to get in "full control" of my board. So, I will basically stay on the pist most of the time. Perfecting small turns, big turns, carving, and so on.
Eventually I will hit some powders here and then, depending on with whom I am boarding with.

Getting familiar with switches, so I am comfortable on both sides, but I will skip the park completely, i guess…

Hope, this is ok for the info?

bisteinee 10-11-2012 09:53 AM

So… I just got a message that I could get a once rode "Rome 390 boss" for about 90 Euro. Are they too soft as well?

Somehow the Raiden bindings are getting bad reviews in the german forums. In this forum they seem to be proven good. How come?


bseracka 10-11-2012 10:05 AM

Can't say why they're not popular in the German forum. What are they complaining about and which models? I'd say the phantoms or the blackhawks would be the best Raiden binding for what you're looking to do. The 390 Boss are great bindings, but are probably a little soft and more park oriented for your board and what you want to ride.

FWIW I'm buying into the hype behind Raiden and picking up a pair of Machines

bisteinee 10-11-2012 10:18 AM

Thanks for your info about the Rome 390 boss.
So I will not look further into it…

About the bad Raiden reviews… there are mostly complaints about the quality.
How the straps are made cheap and how the straps snatch easily.
Then they compare them to the Burton Cartel and say, how good the Cartels are. No specific models, just in generel: Raiden are bad…

So, I couldnt get any objective reviews about the raidens yet.
One quiestion: When you are saying that the Phantoms or the Blackhawk are good bindings. Are they going to be ok for me? Since I am beginner/advanced rider?


bseracka 10-11-2012 10:44 AM

Yup, the blackhawks and phantoms would be good for you, your board and how you plan to ride. For you it will be personal preference between the 2. Both are at the higher end of the Raiden lineup, so I wouldn't expect any major quality issues and the ratchets/ladders are smooth. Worst case, if you don't like the quality when you get them return/exchange them.

Without knowing what models people are bitching about it's hard to say if it's a quality issue, or a pricepoint issue. Every binding has little things people can and will nitpik, but overall the complaints on a quality binding are not something to concerning. There's always exceptions to this, that's why specifics are needed.

bisteinee 10-12-2012 09:01 AM

Thanks for that.
Do you have any opnion to the "Union Force"?
Not that I do not have interest in Raiden bindings, just would likt to have the facts and choose what fittest the most.

Thanks again.

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