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Old 04-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would do the exact opposite and buy boots(you can always return them after a day or two) and rent board/bindings.

Most mountains i've tried out here had trash boots that are either way too stiff, have zero padding, or are packed out from being ridden dozens if not hundreds of times.

But since hes a skier he can probably get away without renting, because hes probably in good enough shape to learn snowboarding without giving up.
Most people give up snowboarding because they are out of shape and get tired after an hour of falling.

Boots are by far your most important peice of equipment though, I would say moreso than your board.
You can snowboard with a shitty board/bindings and good boots just fine, you might not have the minut control you get with better bindings/boards but you can learn and get down the mountain.
If you try riding with shitty boots you will quit in an hour after your feet are numb or aching to hell or both.
Excellent advice! I almost gave up after my first hour but am glad I didn't
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Unions are good bindings, but out of every manufacturer mentioned, Rome stands behind their stuff the most. If you break your straps or ladders on a Union binding, you have to buy replacement parts. Do the same thing with a Rome binding and they send you the parts to fix it for free.
this is nonsense. most companies will send you minor parts for free, why do you claim to know this kind of stuff?
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I emailed Union about the straps since they've got so few days on them and the guy gave me a 1 sentence reply.

"Replacement straps are available at www.c3-shop.com"

No, "thank you". No "glad you like our bindings". No, "sorry the straps only lasted 25-30 days etc"...No nothing.

I guess it's new binding time! I am really, really leaning toward Rome Targas. Riding style is 75% all mtn and 25% park I figure they should be just about perfect for what I do. Plus, I keep reading on how great Rome is at standing behind their stuff.
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