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Old 10-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Specific Binding Comparison- Raiden/K2/Rome/Flux

Was wondering if you guys could provide a quick comparison of bindings for me and an opinion of which you think I may like best/which would be the best fit for me.

The bindings I am looking at are the Rome 390 Boss, Raiden Phantom, Flux DS30, K2 Formula bindings. Any other recommendations, feel free to make.

These will be attached to most likely a NS Evo. My boot size is about an 8. I usually ride mostly mountain, but want to try and get better in the park so I would say maybe a binding that is good for a 50/50 mix of mountain/park.

The only bindings I have used are the base k2 cinch. I am looking for something not overly heavy like my cinches, good straps, and comfortable. I like the idea of canting to easy the fatigue on my legs (which I do get but maybe I just need to exercise more) and also like shock abosrbtion on raidens (air bags) and flux (cushion) as I like jumps more then rails. Any insight provided on the 4 bindings would be awesome. Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you looked at flux's dmcc light. Fits your description perfectly
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Have you looked at flux's dmcc light. Fits your description perfectly
I haven't, but they are a bit out of my price range. I am looking to stay roughly in the $250 range
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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390 boss is always a decent go to. The Formula's are easily the best bang for you $$ and more than likely the most durable and easiest to replace parts on. DS30's are probably the most comfy but least responsive and least damp. The Raidens have the best dampening but are going to be the hardest to find parts for if something breaks.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How about a burton malavita.
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How about a burton malavita.
Don't know much about Burton to be honest. I think since I started riding, I always read on forums or wherever about Burtons boards and how they are/were or had the reputation of being sub par compared to others and I think since then I was always anti-burton for some reason.

Based on Nivek's response, I don't want to go with the DS30s based on his description of them, and with K2 (my current binding brand) I hate how my shoe size (8) is right in the middle of their line up (at the top of M or the very bottom of L). I have a large binding, and I hate having like 4 inches of extra crap and ratcheting in so much I feel like I'm at the very end of the straps sometimes.

That leaves the 390's and the Phantoms. I like the 390's canting and I like the Phantoms air bags and mini disc to allow for less of a dead spot. Nivek or anyone else, can you elaborate any further on which binding you think is overall just more confortable, which has the better ratcheting between these two, or anything other imput that could narrow it down?
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