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Old 03-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default cartels, ride capo's or 390 boss for my t rice

hey guys, i'm finally buying some gear (after renting for the last 7) and bought a 153 lib tech t rice and 32 lashed boots (size 8.5). I mainly ride groomers, want to start going off piste a bit more and enjoy powder runs when i get to japan i love bombing down and no park stuff as yet.

I just can't decide on the bindings! Its down to 3 choices:

Ride capo 2013 ($215) are all aluminium chassis which means stronger and stiffer? Downside is that supposedly it creates dead spots in the board compared to plastic? The he 2013 models have smaller baseplates however and they are supposedly flexy. Ive been trawling thru these forums and some people had complaints with ride capo's ratchet design saying that they had problems with grip and it chewing teeth. Hoping this is fixed on the 2013's as they feature the new binding. I really like the idea of the wedgie 2.5 canted footbeds as my knees are effed. Im just concerned these might be TOO stiff...not sure if thats what i want for my board and my style of riding. (1 year warranty and unlimited on baseplate and heelcup)

Burton cartels 2013 ($183). Everyone seems to rave about this binding and it only has only positive reviews..i just dont know how well there "autocant" system works and think it might be a bit gimmicky! Do they save ur knees like the capo wedgie footbeds? (1 year warranty)

Rome 390 boss ($173). Again everyone raves about this binding. Its medium flex but i wonder if too soft for my setup/riding style? canted footbeds like the ride capo's. (2 year warranty)

They are seem to have pretty much equivalent tech and rate highly. I just cant decide which is best for my money, my knees and my setup/ride style.

Any advice to help me narrow it down and pick one would be greatly appreciated. CHEERS!
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Based on your described riding style I would say either the 390 Boss or the Cartel. The Capo will be overkill for you. I can't speak on the Autocant system as I have never used it, but I can say that the Yes I Cant on the Rome's is amazing. My knees would hurt after a ong day of shredding in my Union Flites, but in my 390 Boss there is zero soreness in them at the end of the day. Canting works. It made a believer out of me.
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The Cartel's are a "safe" choice since they are definitely good. I may be a little biased toward burton but I think you will be much happier if you go with either of the other two choices. And may take a look at the Union bindings. I just bought a pair and can't say enough good things about them.

I rode the Ride Maestro's and they felt pretty good, granted they were a little snug for my boots but even with the footbeds my Union SL's felt much more comfortable and flexible.
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you should look at the rodeos instead of the capos. Or the Seb Touts pro model
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Mob Boss for 120 on WM right now....
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you should look at the rodeos instead of the capos. Or the Seb Touts pro model
are rodeos more mid stiff instead of super stiff like the capos?
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Mob Boss for 120 on WM right now....
according to "the good ride" mob boss is more stiff and responsive than the 390 boss but according to reviews and everyone on here its more of a park binding?
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according to "the good ride" mob boss is more stiff and responsive than the 390 boss but according to reviews and everyone on here its more of a park binding?
I don't think the 390 is stiff enough for a trice. I'd go with ride capo from that list.
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I don't think the 390 is stiff enough for a trice. I'd go with ride capo from that list.
you personally or you think i should? im an intermediate rider whos just starting to get into jumps...supposedly a slightly flexier binding could be more forgiving on the lands?
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are rodeos more mid stiff instead of super stiff like the capos?
Stiffness:
Rodeos<maestro<capo

You should look at the maestros too
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