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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry fella,

Just seems like we would be looking at similar bindings so I threw myself in there.

Problem is in Japan there are real limits on whats available. The NOWs are the hot item and I just can't find them in large.

Cartels and other burton bindings are everywhere.

Just did a search and the raidens are off the list, again not available.

K2 company IPOs are available in my size any thoughts on these people?
I was kidding no offense was taken Hence the

I'm intrigued by the NOW's but am a little reluctant to buy a first year product.
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There is another recent thread on the NOWs, several forum members who have them love the way they ride, but it seems the ladders are soft and they got chewed.

On contacting NOW they said they will send new ladders and they are aware of the issue and everyone will get new ladders if required.

Sounds like good quality customer service, if I could I would jump on the NOWs as my first choice.
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I'm gonna check out that thread tonight. I'm definitely intrigued by them.
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Yes strap is at the slot furthest from the toe and is set up so that the cap is at angle over the boot. Won't stay put.

Not gonna spend another $40 to fix something that should work out of the box. Time to go a different direction.
So spending $260 on a new set is better than a $40 fix?

Second choices would be Ride Capo, Rodeo, or the Raiden Phantom.
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Snowolf will probably say Rome 390s or arsenals, Nivek will say NOW ipos, raiden phantoms, something by flux and maybe something by flow, i dunno what BAs on now - he was stoked on ipos i think as well as raidens. any one of them will have better toestraps than Union.

i know you don't want burton suggestions but just curious what you didn't like about your diodes?
Wow, I don't even have to come here anymore...

Only thing I'd add is K2 Company's or Company IPO's. IPO's if you want more play up top. One of my new favorites.

Flux DMCC Lights for something a bit softer. And Flow NX2 SE's so you can use them easier in pow.

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Wow, I don't even have to come here anymore...

Only thing I'd add is K2 Company's or Company IPO's. IPO's if you want more play up top. One of my new favorites.

Flux DMCC Lights for something a bit softer. And Flow NX2 SE's so you can use them easier in pow.
Thanks Nivek!!

I think I've narrowed it down to DMCC lights and Phantoms. I don't hit the park, I like hitting natural features and live for tight tree runs on powder days. Which of the two do you prefer for this type of riding?
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Thanks Nivek!!

I think I've narrowed it down to DMCC lights and Phantoms. I don't hit the park, I like hitting natural features and live for tight tree runs on powder days. Which of the two do you prefer for this type of riding?
If you're not hiking that much Phantoms probably. DMCC Lights if you hike more cause they're way lighter.

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If you're not hiking that much Phantoms probably. DMCC Lights if you hike more cause they're way lighter.
Thanks. Which of the two do you feel is more responsive?
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Thanks. Which of the two do you feel is more responsive?
Probably Phantoms.

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Probably Phantoms.
Thanks. Phantoms it is
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