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Old 10-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I know Burton recommends the Diode EST but want to step down the price ladder or buy an alternative brand.

As far as alternative brands are concerned; I'm considering the Flux SF45, the Now Drive and Union Atlas (or the Charger).

Note: I'll be using this setup for when I go out on a date. I'm 50, retired and most of the girls I know are skiers; so no Park, lots of steeps and groomers. I'll be using this setup to replace my old 162 Morrow Blaze and Ride CAD.

The Morrow Blaze was a top end Big Mountain Freestyle Board back in 2000 but would be considered a Freeride board by todays standards.

Any and all comments appreciated.

Thanks in advance - Nito
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In Burton the Malavita or Mission. I don't think you'll get the drive you need to push into the camber out of the Atlas highback. Its too torsionally soft, really I havent ridden a Union I personally would put on something like the Custom X. The SF's are a decent match. Also maybe look at Flow NX2's (except the SE), K2 Company, Salomon Caliber, or Raiden Blackhawks.
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+1 for SFs
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In Burton the Malavita or Mission. I don't think you'll get the drive you need to push into the camber out of the Atlas highback. Its too torsionally soft, really I havent ridden a Union I personally would put on something like the Custom X. The SF's are a decent match. Also maybe look at Flow NX2's (except the SE), K2 Company, Salomon Caliber, or Raiden Blackhawks.
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll make sure to contact a buddy and get the SF45 setup for a demo.

The Flow NX2 are very new and still evolving. But I like the idea because the girls hate waiting even though it takes less than a minute to strap in.
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Thanks for seconding the recommendation.
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Cartels are the value binding from burton on the stiff side
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Cartels are the value binding from burton on the stiff side
Not so stiff anymore. They're more of an all-mt freestyle binding. The vitas ride stiffer than the cartels now. It wasn't mentioned, but the Rome Tara's would also be a good binding choice.


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Thanks for the recommendation, I'll make sure to contact a buddy and get the SF45 setup for a demo.

The Flow NX2 are very new and still evolving. But I like the idea because the girls hate waiting even though it takes less than a minute to strap in.
The only chamge they made from last to this year was coring out the frame for weight. The Hybrid strap might get some very minor tweaks for 2015 but its also basically dialed and the I-Strap hasn't changed that much in years.
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Im with nivek on the flows, even if the difference for you to strap in is 5 seconds it is a difference and will likely make the date go smoother :P
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stick with Burton. Go with cartels. They are not soft regardless of what the 'experts' on here say.

save money and get missions, which are essentially cartels from a couple seasons ago.
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