Hey guys. I've been lurking this Forum for several years now, and always found it to be a useful reference tool every since I stopped following new tech innovations in riding. So, I finally decided to join and be part of the discussion.
As the title says, I'm looking for input on bindings. I have a few in mind, but would appreciate any input you may have.
Upstate NY, Mass, and Vermont riding (fast hardpack).
Aggressive freeride. Fast charging, hard carving, popping off drops, rollers, and hips. Essentially zero rails, but the occasional park jump when conditions are good. Occasional pop-180 or butter, nose / tail / method grabs. Trees when available.
Trilogy Arts "The Castle" 157, older Union Data bindings, Salomon F20 boots. Boots are ill-fitting and will be replaced as well.
Slight duck, good bit of forward lean. Considering going back to a 100% directional stance because I almost
never ride switch.
*The new board I'm looking at bindings for: *
Smokin' Superpark 156 (camber). This is a "freestyle" board, but is said to be snappy and medium stiff. Weight range for this size is 150-200. Seeing as though I'm only 155, it should make the board on the stiffer / snappy end for me, which I love.
-Raiden Phantom (highback stiff enough?)
-K2 The Company
-K2 Formula (too soft?)
-Rome Arsenal (low end?)
*I've never ridden a canted binding before, so it's of interest. Beneficial ? Not sure.
*Flows are always on my mind, but unsure of them.
*I'm not really a Burton fan, so please don't go there. It's only because I find their bindings too wide for the narrow boots I use and will use.
That's my essay; thanks for entertaining it.