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Old 03-17-2009, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone -

I had a member post a snowboarding binding question in a newly created forum on my skiing & snowboarding news blog (SNOWFACTION.com - The Union of Skiers and Snowboarders). If possible, could one of you possibly help him out by answering the question, as I'd rather have someone on a snowboarding forum answer as I'm still looking for an author on the snowboarding side of the blog. Any help would be appreciated!

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i dont know where to begin with this one so i wont say anything but <<<<<<----------------
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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this thread is not dinosaur worthy.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Crosspost from another message board. What are your thoughts?


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I do not snowboard, but have young, teenage relatives who do. They are relatively novice riders. With birthdays coming up, new bindings are one of the requests on their wish list. Here's my question: are there any step-in or easy entry snowboard bindings that are any good? Asking around, it seems that "flow" brand bindings are most popular with folks who value this quality.

Our local resort, while we're grateful for it, has very short runs between lifts. That means a lot of buckling into and out of bindings for snowboarders, which looks to me like quite a chore.

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My response is that step-ins, much like this thread, are worthless. You can bend over and strap your bindings down in only seconds. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to clean the dinosaur pens. They've eaten a lot of spam recently and the mess is substantial. If this thread stays on this pace, they may pay it a visit. Who knows.
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My response is that step-ins, much like this thread, are worthless. You can bend over and strap your bindings down in only seconds. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to clean the dinosaur pens. They've eaten a lot of spam recently and the mess is substantial. If this thread stays on this pace, they may pay it a visit. Who knows.


In my opinion: Step ins are crap(No offense).
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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step in's work if you want to ride around I suppose...

but if a relative bought me step-ins for my birthday I would give them that blank face with a "oh thank you so very much, i love them"

Yeah, I used to mess around with step ins back when I first started, it can actually be more of a pain sometimes...Plus I gurrantee people will be snickering as you click in, lol its not exactly something that you'd go show off to your friends

I recommend traditional bindings, just as fast if you know what your doing, sometimes faster, and won't hold you back as step-ins would.

Some people like flows, (personally think they look kinda kooky) I've never tried them so I cant say performance-wise, but its always a safe bet with traditional strap in bindings.

I think that person should look at the old bindings that their young relative used to rock, find out what they liked and didn't like about them, and see if said teen is actually interested in step-ins or flows. Cause I mean heck they might like them.

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The bindings focused on speed that are still worth buying are Flows (no lower than the M9's), K2 auto's, or if you feel like taking the time to get them set up correctly, Ride Contrabands.
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