Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West Baden Springs, IN
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Another god forsaken which binding question
I realize this has been beat to death but I can't really find the answer to my specific question about which bindings to buy.
I'm 39, 5'11", 180 lbs and currently have 10.5 Burton Moto boots and love them. I'm riding a K2 Brigade and a K2 Playback. I like the Playback a little better, but both boards seems to fit me pretty well.
I would consider myself a low to mid level intermediate rider. Total beginner in the park but I'm working on that. I ride 99% of the time at Paoli Peaks in Indiana but that will change in the future. I'm going to Vermont on March 1st for the first time. I'm wanting to really ramp up the park skill as well.
After that long ramble, my question is what binding should I try? I currently have Flow NX2-AT and Ride EX. I really like the Ride bindings but they are older and near neeeding replacement. I bought the Flows at the beginning of the season and really liked them at first. I have really progressed this year and now I don't care for the Flows anymore compared to my Rides. I bought the Flows because I am teaching my young girls to ride and was getting in and out of my bindings what seemed like 100 times a night. The Flows are great for that, but now that the girls can make it down the hill on their own, I don't care for them.
At Paoli, the runs are extremely short but I still would rather ride in the Rides compared to the Flows. I've read hundreds of threads on here about which bindings but I'm not sure how to compare people's ability with mine.
I guess my real question is which level binding do I need? Money isn't an issue. I'll buy the best I can but I don't know if I need like the Union SL/Burton Cartel/Rome 390 Boss style that seems like an expert binding which I definitely am not. If those bindings will not fit my style and skill, tell me what I should get.
Thanks in advance,