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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 06:37 AM
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Hey all,

I've been riding on and off for about 10 years now on the same setup:
board: Burton Floater 163
binding: 98 Ride Spi
boots: 98 Heelside (dunno the name)

Anyways, I thought it was about time to get a new setup and so far I got:
board: 09 Capita Stairmaster 156 normal
boots: 08 Burton Hail 11.5

What kind of bindings should I get? I've heard really good things about the Rome 390s. I was contemplating the Ride Contraband, but from what I read, they're either hit or miss. My budget is around $150 max. Of course, the cheaper the better. I know a lot of retailers are having huge sales right now so hopefully I can score a good deal =D

I'm 6'3" 200lbs and would like use this setup mainly for the park.


PS: I'm kinda worried that I'm pushing the limits w/ such a short/narrow board. What do you guys think?

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Since you said your using it for the park, I think the 390s will be great for you. Also, the length issue is just a matter of preference. I think you'd be ok with a 156 if it was for 80% park use. I'm 6'3'' and ride a 166cm but I tend to stay out of the park for now.

EDIT: What i said about length wise is still true but I forgot about your size 11.5 boots. I have size 12 and I need a mid-wide to wide board always. Did you already buy your board or are you still looking?

2009 Never Summer Legacy 166cm (All mountain)
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2009 Forum Youngblood 155cm (Park)
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Yea, I already bought the board. I knew it might be a gamble, but I thought a wide board might be too heavy, and might hinder my side to side transitions/rotation. (I'm probably talking completely outta my ass, but that was the logic behind my decision)
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One of my friends has the Contrabands and he says his boot keeps slipping out of the front. Because the front strap is Y-shaped, it sometimes slips off to the side.

Might be a better idea to stick with conventional bindings for now.
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390s are great...especially for the park, but there are other good bindings as well. I ride 390s but wouldn't say they are a some research and see what you are looking for.

That board seems pretty small for you, but if you are doing mostly park and like a smaller board, it might work. Good luck if you ever find some powder though(I'm always looking for it). The width could be a problem. I have size 12 boots and ride a wide board. I did just ride a normal width GNU Riders Choice BTX and didn't notice a problem...however, I didn't ride it very long and was only on the groomers.
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