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Old 11-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all

I just bought a Burton 2012 Hero 155cm board and i have Rome Libertine boots (44,5 cm).
Now i'm looking for Bindings that are matching with the EST system.

I'm looking at the Burton Mission & Burton Custom.

I'm a low-weight person, and in the shop they advice me because of that to go for the Custom bindings, but if i look at some pictures i noticed the Missions are a bit stronger? they look stronger...


Hopefully someone can help me!

Thanks!
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I just bought a Burton 2012 Hero 155cm board and i have Rome Libertine boots (44,5 cm).
Now i'm looking for Bindings that are matching with the EST system.

I'm looking at the Burton Mission & Burton Custom.
All Burton bindings should be similar in "strength" baseplates are guaranteed for life, I've heard of issues with the highback on the Diodes but you're not looking at those, and I'd also expect the ratchets and ladders to be better on the more expensive bindings.

That said: The missions have a feel rating of 6, the customs have a feel rating of 4, the board you bought has a feel rating of 3 I'm pretty sure, so the customs would probably be a much better match.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks!

This is the board but only is the bottom green instead of yellow
http://vimeo.com/43464575

Would the Royal Blue custom EST 2013 match? (colors only then)
http://www.owsports.ca/winter-2012-2...oard-bindings/
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ive got a pair of brand new in box size L customs for cheap
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Thanks, i think i'm going for the "Royal Blue" ones from 2013! that would match bit the Hero, no? Here's a picture of it (the one on the picture is not the EST version but it's just for the colors)

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Would it be a bad idea to go for Cartels for all-mountain use?
I can have the 2012 model for 180 euro's (new)
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Would it be a bad idea to go for Cartels for all-mountain use?
I can have the 2012 model for 180 euro's (new)
Nothing wrong with them... they may be a little stiff for the board but it's not going to be unrideable or anything.
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I'm afraid the board is already very flexy for me (allmountain, pistes & powder), i'm not really into freestyle.
So i think the Cartels are just fine then, is that right?

Thanks for the reply!
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I'm afraid the board is already very flexy for me (allmountain, pistes & powder), i'm not really into freestyle.
So i think the Cartels are just fine then, is that right?

Thanks for the reply!
Cartels are a solid, mid-stiff binding that will be great all over the mountain, whether that's in the park or riding around off-piste/groomers. It's one of Burton's best selling bindings for a reason.

They will be more responsive than both the Customs and the Missions, due to being a stiffer binding, overall.

You'll be fine, don't worry.

I have no idea where this theory that "matching" board and binding ratings came from. It's a huge, huge generalization, and shouldn't be used.

Both the Customs and Missions are solid bindings as well, just not as stiff/responsive as the Force. They'll both be "strong", so don't worry about that. The main differences between the two is that the Custom is a basic, no-frills binding whereas the Mission is a bit more responsive, and has some added tech featues like the Asym highback and an Asym ankle strap (on the Restricted models) and in the snowboard industry, you pay for the added tech.
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If you are getting this year's Cartel, I would look for the regional love restricted model. Those come with the upgraded Genesis strap. They also have the same base as the Malavita (not sure if all '13 Cartels are this way).
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