Bindings- How Cheap Is Too Cheap? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2009, 03:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
Posts: n/a
Default Bindings- How Cheap Is Too Cheap?

I finally got a bord (s a gift) and now I just need to complete it with my boots and bindings. I was wondering a) what am I looking for out of binding (im a freerider based off what i've read thus far) b) how much should I look to spend (keep in mind i'm pretty cheap as is?

I was looking at Morrow Men's Dimension Snowboard Bindings which were going for about $60 at Sports Authority. Is this too cheap? Not a good brand in general?

Thanx for the help
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-26-2009, 03:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

a) Freeride goes for longer and stiffer board, so also stiffer bindings and boots as well.

b) I'm not too sure about Morrow bindings (if they are cheap companies like Lamar, 247, etc; someone else may be better to point this one out), but a lot of bindings and snowboard equipment are getting discount around this time of the year (mid to late season), 40% to 50% or more, gets cheaper as time goes by, as shops are trying to clear out their inventory.

Bindings do last a really long time, big chunk of metal and hard plastic, I've been told to invest in this, as they can last longer than your board and can be swapped out to a new one. I'm thinking $75 and up with discounts. I think a few weeks ago on Sierra Snowboard they had %50 off bindings and had the Union Force (a really good set of bindings and well regarded on these forums) for $100. Rome Arsenals are also really good freeride bindings.

Go to your local shop and ask, you'll learn a lot about bindings and other stuff too. They might price match something if you find it cheaper else where, too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 03:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

Thanx for the quick response. I guess I should re-evaluate my board though considering you named it in your list of cheaper boards haha its all good though; I'm just starting out so I'm assuming by the time I actually get good I would be ready to buy a new board anyway.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

depens on the brand aswel. for intance ull need 2 spend atleast 180$ if u want a decent burton binding. 60$ is really really cheap, im mean too cheap. morrow i considerd as a lower end brand, but if u dont ride to much and only cruze then ull be ok with the morrows (bt theyll still be crap tho)
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

If you would pay the same for a whore, you are at about the right price point. They do the same thing, keep you stuck to your stick.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 10:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
jmacphee9's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335

never ever buy your gear at sports authority dunhams sports etc....
Lib Tech Skate banana
Nike kaiju
Burton [ak] 2l Cyclic Jacket
Holden Northfield 3L pants
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 11:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Nivek's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 7,238

The cheapest bindings you should be looking at are Union Cadet DLX's and Rome Arsenals. Anything cheaper then them is not worth buying.
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friends
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 12:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 65

Get the rome arsenals since your a freerider. They can be had for cheap at this time of the year
2009 Never Summer Legacy 166cm (All mountain)
2009 Ride CAD Bindings
2009 Burton Ion Boots

2009 Forum Youngblood 155cm (Park)
2009 Burton Cartel Bindings
$ickZ06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 12:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

Have you been riding before? You might not even like it or just become a casual day tripper. In this case you could survive on cheaper gear. Most of the people who are on here are enthusiasts, they would NEED something better then entry level. If this is your first board and for that matter first season you might get what you can afford now, trash it while learning and see if you like what the sport has to offer.

That being said make sure your boots fit. That is so key. And like the above statement, don't buy at Sports Authority. No-one there can answer any questions or have valid info on the gear you are purchasing.

Have fun..
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
Grimdog's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 780

I agree that your primary focus should be on a boot the fits properly and is comfortable for riding all day. For me a full day lift ticket is in the $80 range so spending an extra $100 on a pair of boots to keep my feet happy is well worth it. Uncomfortable feet will ruin your day. There are lots of inexpensive bindings to choose from but do not cheap out on the boots.
My experience and what I do in snowboarding is really quite
independent of the industry and the more independent it is,
the more pure and better I feel about snowboarding.- Craig Kelly
Grimdog is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums