Burton Freestyle - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 31
Default Burton Freestyle

Hi guys. I'm a new snowboarder. I currently have Burton Freestyle bindings, but they don't fit my boot, and people say bad things about them, so I will have to return them. What bindings should I get? I'd like to get something that I can grow into, as I get better, because I think I'm progressing quickly. I'm 5'8, 140 lbs, I have Thirty Two Summit boots, and a Ride Agenda board. Thanks.
caunyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-31-2013, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
AssassinMonLV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mt. Hood Area
Posts: 49
Default

First, what are you wanting to do mostly? Park, slopestyle, freeride? That will help us give you advice.
AssassinMonLV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Incline Village NV
Posts: 195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by caunyd View Post
Hi guys. I'm a new snowboarder. I currently have Burton Freestyle bindings, but they don't fit my boot, and people say bad things about them, so I will have to return them. What bindings should I get? I'd like to get something that I can grow into, as I get better, because I think I'm progressing quickly. I'm 5'8, 140 lbs, I have Thirty Two Summit boots, and a Ride Agenda board. Thanks.
#1 who cares what people say about Freestyle's, research the product for yourself, that's what the internet Is for.
#2 If we stick to Burton, and you want to step up to a little more snappy binding and your obviously into what everyone else likes, so burton makes a really popular bindings including one of the most popular bindings called the Cartel, staple binding. too many people love Cartels.
RockSteady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
AssassinMonLV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mt. Hood Area
Posts: 49
Default

^+1. Burton's are extremely popular just because of their marketing and their previously good track record(when their things were made in the US). They get all the snowboarders that are very well known. Point and case, Shaun White. He's very well known. But the Cartel's are very well made, BUT their are "better" (better in quotation marks because it's up to your personal preference. There is no such thing as a binding being better than other's) bindings out their. Flux, Ride, Rome, Union, all make more comfortable bindings, and they just handle better in my opinion. Take a look into these companies.
AssassinMonLV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 24
Default

1) Everyone here is correct so far.

2) Burton freestyles are not bad bindings. Just because they dont fit your boot properly and "people have been saying bad things" doesn't mean they are awful. I have them with Ride Anthem BOA boots and I love them. Great "beginner-intermediate" bindings.

3) If you want popularity and snazz, stick with Burton. But I must say Union makes some awesome looking bindings as well as great quality.

Last edited by KrisBKreeme; 01-31-2013 at 09:04 PM.
KrisBKreeme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Incline Village NV
Posts: 195
Thumbs up

QUOTE " I have them, and I love them. Great "beginner-intermediate" bindings.



straight from the cat's mouth, shows what people know
RockSteady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 31
Default

I don't need popularity or snazz. I just want good quality, and hopefully at a good price. Freeride is mostly what I'll be doing. I'm new to snowboarding so I don't even know the brands. Can you guys recommend some specific models, keeping in mind that I plan on progressing quickly.
caunyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Incline Village NV
Posts: 195
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by caunyd View Post
I don't need popularity or snazz. I just want good quality, and hopefully at a good price. Freeride is mostly what I'll be doing. I'm new to snowboarding so I don't even know the brands. Can you guys recommend some specific models, keeping in mind that I plan on progressing quickly.
Dude I wouldn't worry to much about it...If your brand new to riding but looking to progress quick there are a ton of bindings that will work just fine for you. Freestyles are burton's intro binding and will work fine for you but if you want something to really grow into, grab some Burton Missions or cartels. Like I said there are a handful of good binding companies though and they all make a binding that would work good for you. Don't listen to your homies, especially if they've never rocked what theyre talking about. Use your computer wisely and research a product and get it's reviews before you buy, be and educated buyer. quality binding companies--Burton, Union, Ride, Flux, Rome--Enjoy

Last edited by RockSteady; 01-31-2013 at 10:55 PM.
RockSteady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums