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Old 12-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a Legacy, the wide SL.

I went with the Burton Cartels but was seriously considering the K2 Formulas.

The Cartels have auto-canting, not the traditional canted footbeds. Basically the instep of the footbed is made of softer material that gives more than the outside edge of the footbeds. I like them and find them super comfortable.

I do find myself tightening the forward foot binding after a bunch of runs, literally just one click of the ratchet every few hours on the ankle and toe cap. Nothing crazy.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think the main problem with my bindings (07/09 missions) that I found was that even with adjusting both the buckle and the side option on the straps, it still wasn't tight enough... it was as far as it can go but I still found some "wiggle". They are a medium binding.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've seen Flux advertised since the days of the Technical Difficulties video back around 2000 - but never really saw anyone or knew anyone with them. They look decent. The problem is being able to test them with my boot. Kind of limited to what's around.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ah, I don't know you'll be able to figure that one out unless you try them at the store with your boots. I don't have that issue with the large Cartels and size 12 DC Judges.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I ride both the Union SL and Atlas and both would suit this board well.

I currently covet the Union Team Atlas with carbon infused baseplate (the SuperPro) for my all mountain board. It's the same as the SL with a stiffer highback. I'd recommend that over all.
Can you notice a real major difference between the highback of the SL and Atlas? One is about $30-$40 more.
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ah, I don't know you'll be able to figure that one out unless you try them at the store with your boots. I don't have that issue with the large Cartels and size 12 DC Judges.
Hmm alright. I'll see what models are in the stores around here and go from there. I know one place as the SL and Atlas from Union. Think another shop here carries the cartels.... time to check. Not sure on the other brands if they are carried.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The Rome 390 Boss works great with the SL too. Don't know if it's the best option don't have anything to compare to but feels good in every way.
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The Rome 390 Boss works great with the SL too. Don't know if it's the best option don't have anything to compare to but feels good in every way.
I found the Rome 390 BOSS worked well with the SL for a mix of park and freeride, but got rid of them because the toecap didn't fit my boot (Nitro) well and kept sliding off. I ended up switching to a pair of Burton CO2s and I like them (there are a little bit stiffer though, and I generally like more responsive gear as before the 390 BOSS I had a pair of Burton C60s on it).
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Not had too much problem with the toe strap slipping because I found that I way prefer the feel rocking them over the top rather than cap and have worn them mostly like that. More responsive, completely comfortable and works well with my foot shape.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Is it worth it spending the money on new bindings versus my current ones? I'm trying to save a bit of cash... not sure if the upgrade of $250 is worth it from my 2008 Burton Missions to a newer set.

My options are limited. I like the idea of auto-canting, however I'd have to spend $300 on burton cartels in Canada. I can get a set of Union SLs or Atlas for around $260.
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