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Old 02-20-2009, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I've recently gotten into snowboarding and I'm putting together my first setup. My skills are progressing pretty rapidly and I can't wait to get back to Alyeska for a March trip.

I am 5'9", 195 (and going down). I'm an all-mountain/freeride guy, won't be spending much time in the park.

I have 08 K2 T1 boots, size 10. My Arbor Element 161 is on the way from Sierra (love that 50% off/free shipping deal).

It seems clear to me both for personal preference and riding style reasons I'm going to want a pretty stiff binding. I'm thinking Burton Cartels or CO2 is in the general constellation of what I'm looking for. Other bindings that should be on my radar?

Also, people with size input I'd love to hear it. Size 10 seems to be a grey area in a lot of manufacturer's sizing schemes (I'm looking at you, Burton) and I can't go slapping my boots in every model you all recommend.
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blah blah blah targa blah and the usual shit just browse around this topic has been beaten to death.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would suggest rome 390's, probably a scare/stairmaster, possibly even anything made by never summer, normally I check sierrasnowboard for discounts this time of year....

C'mon man, read a little before falling to the mercy of a bunch of dudes that have learned from reading the same thing you could have read w/ a little effort.

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If you are looking for a stiff freeride binding, I would consider the ride spi/nrc/cad, rome arsenal/targa, or union data/force
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Riding on dawg's coattails on this one, I've been drinking, whats a man to do?

its okay these coat tails can always fit 4-5 million more.
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Hello everyone,

I've recently gotten into snowboarding and I'm putting together my first setup. My skills are progressing pretty rapidly and I can't wait to get back to Alyeska for a March trip.

I am 5'9", 195 (and going down). I'm an all-mountain/freeride guy, won't be spending much time in the park.

I have 08 K2 T1 boots, size 10. My Arbor Element 161 is on the way from Sierra (love that 50% off/free shipping deal).

It seems clear to me both for personal preference and riding style reasons I'm going to want a pretty stiff binding. I'm thinking Burton Cartels or CO2 is in the general constellation of what I'm looking for. Other bindings that should be on my radar?

Also, people with size input I'd love to hear it. Size 10 seems to be a grey area in a lot of manufacturer's sizing schemes (I'm looking at you, Burton) and I can't go slapping my boots in every model you all recommend.
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pointless yet again serisoulsy i dont know how you were before i got here but shit atleast try to make sense/be funny. if this is how you have always posted i dont know how you are still around.
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pointless yet again serisoulsy i dont know how you were before i got here but shit atleast try to make sense/be funny. if this is how you have always posted i dont know how you are still around.


I'd also post of picture of Snoop shaking his head, but I'm too lazy.
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As for the OP, Bent Metal makes inexpensive no-frills freeride-oriented bindings.

The Step-In has an aluminum baseplate along with an aluminum heelcup and an aluminum highback.

Flex is about equal to "Fuck You".
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I'll have to agree with legallyillegal here, Bent Metals are stiff. Metal doesn't flex like plastic does. Although I don't know how they'd hold up in a funky wipeout.

I would also look at Arsenals over Targas and Targas over 390s. Arsenals are the stiffest binding Rome has, so they won't do you wrong.
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