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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 09:16 AM
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Bindings and Butters

Will binding stiffness affect your ability to do butters and presses? I have SPI's on a Rome Solution and am wondering if I get softer binding (390s or Targas), would it make it a little easier to do them? Or is it all board flex?

Which brings me to another question - are Targas more flexible than SPI's which, in my opinion, are pretty darn stiff?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 12:14 PM
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It's all about the board flex and your ability to flex and manipulate the board.
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It is all about the board flex... and in terms of bindings stiffness, the SPi's are some of the stiffest most responsive on the market. The Targa's can be made to be as stiff as them or also can be made to be a little bit softer via adjustments to the ankle strap
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My dilemma is...do I want to get a pair of Targas that are so similar to my SPI's in terms of function, or do I want to get the 390s in hopes that I'll get better in the park (i'm 90% freeride, 10% park at this point) and have something different from my SPI's to add to my arsenal. Oh the decisions.
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Do you have another board to mount another pair of bindings on?
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With the sales going on right now, I just might. But right now...no. Hopefully I can resist the temptation and stick to my Solution. She's a beauty...
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There is no point in really having 2 bindings for a single board
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Bindings do make a difference if you're riding a noodle like me.
I had burton custom bindings on my horrorscope which was too stiff for the board so I put Union Contacts on and was able to butter much more easily. Contacts have a foaming padded bottom so it utilizes the whole flex of a soft board. If you have a fairly stiff board, the bindings will not do much.
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