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Drake bindings?

I am going to need new bindings pretty soon so I was just wondering if someone could help me decide on which ones. I am looking at a few and they all seem good to me but need a second opinion. It is between drake czar, salomon relay's series, or burton freestyle. I have had the freestyles b4 but idk about the other two. can someone help me out and tell me if they are good or not. thanks
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I say Drakes of those because I actually think they are starting to make good bindings again.

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people say they are making good stuff, and they have some real hardcore followers. my old drakes were the suck though..prob 5 seasons ago now though..the pic you posted though they look exactly like my MLBs. whats your price range here?
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umm... like 100-150 no higher tho bc anything higher starts to get alittle ridiculous haha
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ok well are you really down to those? there are much better bindings out there from last year in that price range. just give me some preferences like freestyle, free ride all mt. etc and size and ill find some deals for ya..
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ok thanks man ummm... im more of a freeride rider and a freestyle aswell but i don't do do jibs and boxes or anything like that haha. I just like to hit some jumps and carve my ass off haha. and a large size or whatever a 10.5-11 boot will fit haha thanks again.
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Well for that price range and what you say you ride, Union Cadet DLX's sound good. If I were to get Drakes I'd want to spend at least $200 to make sure that I got something good. If you can find some last year 390's, Forces, or Formulas that would be even better.

I would agree that five or so years ago Drakes were mediocre. But it seems like the company has gone through some restructuring and a Forum-esque makeover. Their team also has definitely gotten some big names as of late. Normally I could care less, Nima Jalai rides Artec and he's gosh darn sick. But with riders like DCP, Huot, Levac, Waite, and Matilla, they can't be as bad as they used to be.

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I kind of liked the formulas the best u think this is a good deal haha
K2 Snowboard Bindings K2 Formula Snowboard Bindings

or this
Men, K2 Formula Bindings - Men's Buckmans Ski & Snowboard Shop - Burton Snowboards, Spyder, Kjus Jackets, K2 skis

scratch what i said they don't have those in my size haha

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but im leaning towards these because they are cheap and my past experience with them were great
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That link didn't do anything but lead us to burton.com

I'm going to assume you meant freestyles. I really recommend not Burtons. I've become very unfond of unibody bindings because they severly limit your adjustability. You can't get your boot structuraly centered in a burton binding. You have that toe ramp to make the platform bigger but that doesn't center your boot in the binding. Bindings like Romes, Unions, and K2's you can adjust the heelcup and the toeramp, centering you boot in the binding.

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