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Rome Arsenal vx. Ride EX

found the arsenals online for $95.97 and the ex's for $74.90

i'm 6' 200lb size 10.5 boot, my deck is the ride havoc

all freeride, no park; all blues, some blacks

the arsenal comes L/XL for a size 10-14
the ex comes L for a size 9-11

Q: will i risk too much toe drag with the arsenal?
Q: are the ex's for a beginner?
Q: is it worth $21.07 for the arsenals?

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Rome makes their bindings small, so no drag.
EX is low-end crap.
Completely worth it for Arsenals if you know what you're getting into.

Are those prices for 09 gear?

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08 arsenals - I found the 09's for about $125 but that's out of my budget

what would i be getting into for the arsenals? major stiffness? or something else?

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Arsenals are a very stiff freeride binding. Forgiveness is not a feature of them. Just warning you.

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thanks much! yeah, i think they're flex rating is 8

any others at the same price point with a bit more flex you'd recommend over the arsenals? thanks!
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At that price most places are pretty much picked clean.

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How about the k2 forumula's... maybe the 08 model if the 09s are out of your price range.

I would stay away from the ex's. There seems to be problem with the screw on the toe strap adjuster falling out. I've had this problem (in the store!) and I've read others having the same issue.
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if your all free ride why wouldnt you go for the arsenals? they are a solid ass binding, pretty stiff but i rode em at 150ish lbs and i loved them. they werent too stiff for me to say they were uncomfy, and they had great response...
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The arsenals are extremely high quality, and for $100 bucks I wouldn't pass them up. I just spent $180 on some and they seem to be worth it.
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