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I don't share tokyo's view on burton ratchets, but the main thing is to buy from a shop with a good return policy. That way if you buy and try, and they're just not working for you, you can go in and swap them.
And that there is the truth. Havent heard of service like that from shops in Japan, but it would be saving me a lot of pain right now if i could just swap out my boots/bindings.

No more buying bindings online for me.
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k8xp: i recommend going to talk to Adam Gerken at Snowboard Connection.
Whatever that guy recommends for you, is what I'd consider. Even if it not the product i make. He's an honest guy and been snowboarding for years.
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k8xp: i recommend going to talk to Adam Gerken at Snowboard Connection.
Whatever that guy recommends for you, is what I'd consider. Even if it not the product i make. He's an honest guy and been snowboarding for years.
All of the employees there are awesome but I don't live close. Have $100 store credit at NW Snowboards in Tacoma so trying to find some bindings there. They just don't have a website I could use for reference.
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Damn. I wanted the Burton Stillettos since you posted a pic. I saw a board with a weird binding hookup that looked like a track and it appears the Stilletto only fits those boards, don't think I can get them now : (

Also, should I buy a stomp pad?
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Damn. I wanted the Burton Stillettos since you posted a pic. I saw a board with a weird binding hookup that looked like a track and it appears the Stilletto only fits those boards, don't think I can get them now : (

Also, should I buy a stomp pad?

Burton makes EST bindings that only work on the channel system... but they also make ReFlex and regular disk bindings that'll fit on every other board out there. I ride burton reflex mission and cartels on my salomon boards and they are super comfey.

stomp pads are great for having more control of your board when getting off the lift... not a bad idea for someone learning
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Here's the good news. There's a model called the Stiletto Restricted and it will mount to your Salomon, and it has Re:Flex and I'm pretty sure Northwest Snowboards in Olympia carries them.

Go talk to Mike Cummins and you'll be happy with whatever you walk out with.

As far as the stomp pad goes, i'd say this:
A lot of folks don't use them and a lot of other do.
I don't find them beneficial what-so-ever. But, if you'd feel more confident with one; it's a low investment for piece of mind and you can always peel it off if you hate it.
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That's awesome! Thanks a ton guys.
Ah, ok well if stomp pads aren't expensive I'll just go ahead and throw one on there just in case.
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I walked out with some Union Lady Flites. Pretty good decision? They match my board : )
Flite Lady Snowboard Bindings | UNION BINDING CO. 2012/ 2013
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