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bpow 12-22-2012 01:56 PM

Raiden Phantom or ?
I havnt bought a decent pair of binding for a while so need a little help.
I recently ordered a Flow Drifter and was thinking of getting some phantoms to go with it. I will ride mostly mountain, love pow, doing freestyle stuff all over the mountain, laying down carves and and say 30% park. Looking for something to compliment the drifter that is nice and padded (phantom) as i have a bad knee from to much surfing. Or would i be best of with a canted binding like the rome 390 boss?
Others i was looking at were the flux tt30 and k2 formula.
Or is it worth spending a little extra and grabbing some Cartels?? I really want a binding that will last this time as my last ones only survived a few months.

dkzach 12-22-2012 02:35 PM

Dont know if this helps but I have last years cartels, solid binding, but longevity wise there not so good... lol all the stitching is breaking. that is from over 50 days of riding but still don't know how much longer the structural integrity will last XD.

I also have bad knees and tbh I think auto cant doesn't work at all, but I know canted bindings like Ride do work, and phantoms are canted so it should be good

I can tell you my next binding will be phantoms though from what iv heard they was a extra high, highback, im very interested in that.

bpow 12-22-2012 06:29 PM

Thats weird i would of thought the cartels would be one of the best options for a well built durable binding.
Anyone have any experience with the phantoms?

Mpjames 09 12-22-2012 09:49 PM

Check out Amplid Balance 2.0's. these are off the radar of most riders outside of Europe. I bought a set to match my Ultralight. These bindings are very sick looking and I like it that not a lot of people use them. Good luck.

Nivek 12-22-2012 10:42 PM

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Phantoms aren't canted. The airbags are awesome though.

Formulas or the ideal match up, Flow NX2 AT's.

bpow 12-23-2012 01:05 AM

Any reason formulas over the phantoms? Quick search shows i could get both at similar price (2012 models). Formulas being canted sounds like it would be good for my bad knee but i havnt tried canted bindings yet? So might be worth a try. It was the padding in the phantoms which got me interested because its the impacts that effect my knee. Can anyone tell me how the formulas compare in this regard?
Love the look of amplid stuff but its hard to get hold of at a good price like the other options im looking at.

Nivek 12-23-2012 01:12 AM

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Airbags are better, but the Formula's are by no means bad. EVA all the way down to the board is pretty damn good.

bpow 12-23-2012 01:26 AM

Thanks Nivek
Your a legend!

Nivek 12-23-2012 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by bpow (Post 556079)
Thanks Nivek
Your a legend!

While airbags absolutely helps, I think canting is more effective on bad knees than they are.

cjcameron11 12-23-2012 02:26 AM


Originally Posted by Nivek (Post 556080)
While airbags absolutely helps, I think canting is more effective on bad knees than they are.

After riding my new phantoms i would say that i miss the canting from my targas, BUT i think the phantoms are awesome, actually apart from the canting they are almost my fav.

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