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Old 02-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, just want some advice on bindings...ive just bought a 2013 lib tech t rice 153 and 32 lashed boots size 8.5 (im foot size 8 but everyone says this seasons lashed run a tad smaller)...just wondering what bindings would go well with my setup? What size and whats a good brand? Also something that will suit my riding - all mountain and not much park


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Old 02-15-2013, 07:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ive been doing some research and im thinking flux bindings...anyone had experience with TT30 and the SF45's...not sure which one suits better
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The SF45s are noticably more stiff and responsive. The TT30s are middle of the road flex. I've ridden both and prefer the TT30 due to my style of riding.
I prefer the ankle strap on the SF45 however. Road the DS30 yesterday and can't say enough about the cush ankle strap.
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The SF45s are noticably more stiff and responsive. The TT30s are middle of the road flex. I've ridden both and prefer the TT30 due to my style of riding.
I prefer the ankle strap on the SF45 however. Road the DS30 yesterday and can't say enough about the cush ankle strap.
Thanks for the reply, so what is your riding style? Ive only boarded about 7 times before so im probably at an intermediate, not really doing jumps yet or any park...will the TT30 be stiff enough for me? I heard the DS30 is more of a park binding due to flex? and SF45 more an experienced binding as its super stiff...any thoughts?
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Thanks for the reply, so what is your riding style? Ive only boarded about 7 times before so im probably at an intermediate, not really doing jumps yet or any park...will the TT30 be stiff enough for me? I heard the DS30 is more of a park binding due to flex? and SF45 more an experienced binding as its super stiff...any thoughts?
I ride mostly park but definitely ride the whole mountain. Usually depends who I ride with. The DS30 is a soft flex park binding. Probably not what you're looking for. You're relatively new to snowboarding and aren't a hard charger I imagine. The TT30 would work well for you.
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OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.

I'm only saying this because I've seen a lot of people new to riding pick up this deck thinking it is what they need, but you really really don't. I own one and have been riding for a decade and I can assure you there are better options out there for an intermediate-advanced rider in their first season or two of shredding. If you really like Libs, go with the TRS or a GNU Riders Choice. I can pretty much guarantee you will have a board that you enjoy more than that T. Rice. Lib Tech and Gnu are made by the same company, Mervin Mfg.

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I ride mostly park but definitely ride the whole mountain. Usually depends who I ride with. The DS30 is a soft flex park binding. Probably not what you're looking for. You're relatively new to snowboarding and aren't a hard charger I imagine. The TT30 would work well for you.
Yeh well i dont want the bindings to be tooooo stiff...can bindings BE to stiff?

Ive ridden 7 times in aus, nz, usa, canada and japan although probably only totally 30+ days...its hard to really gauge someones skill level on here haha. i do like to go fast (relatively im sure) but what i DO know is the kinda riding i like/do most. groomed runs, powder and a little off piste in trees etc. in japan this season i started really enjoying black runs without just having to leaf down lol. i dont do any park tho. maybe TT30 would be more forgiving and better for an intermediate rider? SF45 more a pro binding for going insanely fast?
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OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.

I'm only saying this because I've seen a lot of people new to riding pick up this deck thinking it is what they need, but you really really don't. I own one and have been riding for a decade and I can assure you there are better options out there for an intermediate-advanced rider in their first season or two of shredding. If you really like Libs, go with the TRS or a GNU Riders Choice. I can pretty much guarantee you will have a board that you enjoy more than that T. Rice. Lib Tech and Gnu are made by the same company, Mervin Mfg.
hey man thanks for the reply...im def an intermediate rider ive prob only done 30+ days combined. I just really love snowboarding and probably shouldnt have been born in australia lol. i think im pretty good considering the hours ive ridden, just heard a lot of good things about lib tech, ive ridden the rocker camber hybrid and liked it and also know i dont like park thus needing a stiffer board. loads of ppl rave about the t rice , what issues do you have with it as far as an intermediate rider goes?
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OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.
+1^ Got a 2010 T.Rice for my board and immediately sold it. Not saying it won't work for you, but I believed I was able progress a lot faster on a more "forgiving" board. And if you have to ask what bindings compliment that board...I'm just saying'!
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+1^ Got a 2010 T.Rice for my board and immediately sold it. Not saying it won't work for you, but I believed I was able progress a lot faster on a more "forgiving" board. And if you have to ask what bindings compliment that board...I'm just saying'!
hmm wish i had some feedback like this BEFORE i bought the board lol...all i read was rave reviews! i thought the camber rocker style was forgiving cos it was rocker in the middle and didnt catch edges? Ive also ridden just rocker boards and find them forgiving which i liked...and it has this "magnetraction" edge for ice etc...it read like a good board lol
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