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Old 04-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about picking up the Company or Company IPO. Normally ride Cartels but I rigged some DIY canting up and liked it. It all fell to shit pretty quick, but made me want to pick up some true canted binders.

Any perspective on these two comparitively?

70% all mountain, 30% park (mostly jumps, but looking to progress my rail game). Intermediate level.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Company IPO is one of my personal favorites ever. It meshes with my riding style perfect. The highback is softer so if you drive with them a lot you'll miss it, but the frame is stiff. So I still got all the response I wanted. The regular Company is just stiff everywhere. Rad freeride binding for sure though.

I'd say IPO, but if the Tweakback scares you the Formula is more than capable to handle what you want and is relatively close in performance to the Cartel.
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The Company IPO is one of my personal favorites ever. It meshes with my riding style perfect. The highback is softer so if you drive with them a lot you'll miss it, but the frame is stiff. So I still got all the response I wanted. The regular Company is just stiff everywhere. Rad freeride binding for sure though.

I'd say IPO, but if the Tweakback scares you the Formula is more than capable to handle what you want and is relatively close in performance to the Cartel.
Is the tweakback notably softer than the 2012 Cartel ReFlex highback? Also, looks like the IPO doesn't have canted footbeds like the Company and Formula. True?

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Thanks for posting this, I was just shopping the K2 Company today. Found them for $150.
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It's canted. The Tweakback is definitely noticeable softer than last years Cartel.
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I really like my Company IPOs. They have a great allround feel. Definitely among the better ones I rode.

Two things I didn't like a lot:
The toe strap adjustment lever opens pretty easily, especially when you somehow move your feet in the chairlift. Touch the adjustment and you can readjust at the top of the lift. Happened a few times. Nothing critical but a bit annoying.

To me, the heel strap isn't the most comfortable. But that can also be due to my new boots that weren't broken in so take this with a grain of salt.
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I popped on the Company's today!
The House (brick and mortar) matched the online price and tax was less than the shipping would have been. Awesome awesome awesome. Got to ride them immediately, I kinda had to learn again, as they were a bit more responsive than my 8 year old Rides. The House was trying to sell me a set of Ride Rodeo's for $150, but I couldn't convince myself to go with lime green.

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