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Old 01-22-2009, 05:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Binding advice leaning towards Raiden

think i have made up my mind about a board i think im going to get the 07/08 option franchise 161, seems like a great board for what i want (intermediate improving) and is good anywhere on the mountain. Im 5'11" and about 90 kgs (190 pounds) with uk size 9.5 boots US size 10.5

first of all whats peoples opinions on this board?

Secondly what bindings should i get to go with i have been looking at Raiden bindings which i really like and have heard great things about, im looking at getting either:

Raiden Phantom
Raiden Machine
Raiden Blackhawk
or Burton Missions, but read a few threads saying there not the best, but please correct me if im wrong.

What do you guys recon, i want the board for all mountain alot of freeride but id like to get into a bit more freestyle!

any suggestions on the binding front or even board front would be great
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Board is decent. If you're getting into freestyle, check out the Raiden Zero bindings (although they might be a bit soft for freeride). Of the bindings you listed, I'd pick the Phantom. Other brands, look at K2 Formulas/Sweaters or Rome Targas.



P.S. I hate Burton Missions

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Old 01-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Machines and Blackhawks are virtually identical, and will have a little more response than Zeros, due to the standard EVA heelpad, fuller ankle strap, and asym highback.

Phantoms, Eeros, and Zeros are virtually identical to each other, and have the Raiden Airbag heelpad (next year Raiden is putting out a base with the airbag in both the heel and toe). They hold up fine outside of the park.

Your boot size is a Raiden size Medium.

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Old 01-22-2009, 04:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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right well its down to the eero or the phantoms i want to get into abit more park but i still want a binding that will be good enough to charge hard on and off piste!!! is the phantom the binding to do this??
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Yes, you can do that.
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Yeah I havnt read anything good about burton missions but have heard nothing but praise for raiden and the phantoms
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