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Old 02-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question my bindings suck..what should i get?

i bought burton freestyle bindings before I knew what i was doing and they pretty much blow.



heres some basics to help make a suggestion

i ride a 156 flow infinite rocker(hoping to upgrade next year) +15/-15 with 32 lashed boots
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im mainly a freerider, attemping to hold an edge on the steepest terrain i can find on the mountains i visit. enjoy trees when i can find them and trying to leave my feet whenever i can. not huge on the park but i'll lap thru hitting small to medium kickers a few times a day.


not sure about my budget, but i'll definitely be in the mid range and looking to find an end of the season sale this spring




any input would be appreciatiated
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Now IPO, funnest binding I have ridden and by far the most versatile. Can be ridden with or without the highback and you can change the bushing hardness depending on the response you want or terrain. You can probably find them for a decent price if not now then soon. I just grabbed a second pair for 216 Canadian.
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I just bought a pair of 2011Forum Republic bindings on eBay for $129 and I love them so far. I believe they are the same as Burton Cartels. Most comfortable binding I've owned
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Now IPO, funnest binding I have ridden and by far the most versatile. Can be ridden with or without the highback and you can change the bushing hardness depending on the response you want or terrain. You can probably find them for a decent price if not now then soon. I just grabbed a second pair for 216 Canadian.
damn those do look sick. i was hoping to keep it closer to 200 but those do look really interesting


lots of comparisons to skateboarding however ive never been a skateboarder, would that be an issue?

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however ive never been a skateboarder, would that be an issue?
Not at all. They let you actually drive the board underfoot. Regardless of your skate background they make a positive difference.

If you can't find those, look for K2 Formulas, Raiden Phantoms, Flux DMCC Lights if they're on sale, Flow M9's, or Salomon Chiefs.
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Not at all. They let you actually drive the board underfoot. Regardless of your skate background they make a positive difference.

If you can't find those, look for K2 Formulas, Raiden Phantoms, Flux DMCC Lights if they're on sale, Flow M9's, or Salomon Chiefs.

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Now IPO, funnest binding I have ridden and by far the most versatile. Can be ridden with or without the highback and you can change the bushing hardness depending on the response you want or terrain. You can probably find them for a decent price if not now then soon. I just grabbed a second pair for 216 Canadian.
i ended up getting a pair of these and they are sick. really responsive and just flat out fun..thanks for the suggestion
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Now IPO, funnest binding I have ridden and by far the most versatile. Can be ridden with or without the highback and you can change the bushing hardness depending on the response you want or terrain. You can probably find them for a decent price if not now then soon. I just grabbed a second pair for 216 Canadian.
did you say bushings? how do they actually work?
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I have burton freestyles. How huge of an improvement are you noticing?
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Now IPO, funnest binding I have ridden and by far the most versatile. Can be ridden with or without the highback and you can change the bushing hardness depending on the response you want or terrain. You can probably find them for a decent price if not now then soon. I just grabbed a second pair for 216 Canadian.
WHERE?!?!?! want, want, want.
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