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my take
Stiff: Intermediate/ Expert
Soft: Begginer/Intermediate
(Usually)
Obviously, that must be why you see lots of pro riders with soft bindings... [/facepalm]
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Obviously, that must be why you see lots of pro riders with soft bindings... [/facepalm]
Thats why its my opinion, I didn't express it well but that was my progression and what I've seen works best for my progression from begginer-Intermidiate/advanced
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For what specific reason would a person need stiff bindings?
You have a $1500 board and are not sure why you would or would not want stiff bindings?

That's like saying I just bought a Porsche but I'm not sure if I want to put summer or winter tires on it...

Just because the Mystery has a fast base, doesn't mean you can make it go fast.

Reminds me of a kid I met on the slopes when I was an instructor. He had a Burton Method with C60 bindings and Burton SL boots... easily over $2000... and he fucking hated it. I couldn't help but get a lil chuckle out of it.

Stiff bindings are for carving and high response at high speeds. Choosing a stiff binding due to it's weight is the wrong decision to make. Choose a stiff binding, like the Diode, if you have a stiff board and want instant response at the cost of cushioning and flex.

The mystery is a 5/10 in flex but directional, so not a true freestyle board. I would say the Cartels would be great, but if you have to blow some cash the Genesis would be a better bet than the Diodes.

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You have a $1500 board and are not sure why you would or would not want stiff bindings?

That's like saying I just bought a Porsche but I'm not sure if I want to put summer or winter tires on it...

Just because the Mystery has a fast base, doesn't mean you can make it go fast.

Reminds me of a kid I met on the slopes when I was an instructor. He had a Burton Method with C60 bindings and Burton SL boots... easily over $2000... and he fucking hated it. I couldn't help but get a lil chuckle out of it.

Stiff bindings are for carving and high response at high speeds. Choosing a stiff binding due to it's weight is the wrong decision to make. Choose a stiff binding, like the Diode, if you have a stiff board and want instant response at the cost of cushioning and flex.

The mystery is a 5/10 in flex but directional, so not a true freestyle board. I would say the Cartels would be great, but if you have to blow some cash the Genesis would be a better bet than the Diodes.
to save some cash I would probably go with the Cartels
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You have a $1500 board and are not sure why you would or would not want stiff bindings?

That's like saying I just bought a Porsche but I'm not sure if I want to put summer or winter tires on it...

Just because the Mystery has a fast base, doesn't mean you can make it go fast.

Reminds me of a kid I met on the slopes when I was an instructor. He had a Burton Method with C60 bindings and Burton SL boots... easily over $2000... and he fucking hated it. I couldn't help but get a lil chuckle out of it.

Stiff bindings are for carving and high response at high speeds. Choosing a stiff binding due to it's weight is the wrong decision to make. Choose a stiff binding, like the Diode, if you have a stiff board and want instant response at the cost of cushioning and flex.

The mystery is a 5/10 in flex but directional, so not a true freestyle board. I would say the Cartels would be great, but if you have to blow some cash the Genesis would be a better bet than the Diodes.
I get your point here thanks for clearing some of my issues. I have only been snowboarding for 3 years with only 3 trips to New Zealand in that time so i do not class myself as a expert snowboarder.

I think ill stick with my cartels and see how they run on the mystery, if i feel i want a stiffer binding then ill just buy some in Niseko Japan as long as they are not crazy expensive. If anyone has had to buy some snowboard gear in Japan some input here would be greatly appreciated on expected pricing.

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they will probably be crazy expensive... i was in the snowboard / ski shop area of Tokyo last week and found that most things were around 50 to 75% above USA prices. although I cannot say for certain, I highly doubt that prices in Niseko or Kutchan would be any lower.
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they will probably be crazy expensive... i was in the snowboard / ski shop area of Tokyo last week and found that most things were around 50 to 75% above USA prices. although I cannot say for certain, I highly doubt that prices in Niseko or Kutchan would be any lower.
Lol well im in Aus now and i can only buy burton gear from the states because over here the method is $1500 still and diodes (if you can find them) are up to $550.

I was hoping that Japan would be in the same price range as the USA but i guess not.
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Reflex diodes are 47,250
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Reflex diodes are 47,250
around AU$590
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WHOA they arent even the est, Thanks for the info.
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