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Old 04-20-2009, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Light/Lightest Freestyle Binding

I'm looking to pick up some light freestyle bindings which will be great for park and good on groomers. 390's are tops on my list right now, but I'm just wondering if there is something lighter. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know the stats on any bindings, but I would be surprised if the 390s are the lightest. I have them and think they are great, but I don't think they are super light. The are pretty adjustable which means there are more components to the bindings so I would doubt they are the lightest...great binding though and still pretty light. You'd have to check the stats on others to know for sure.
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I don't know the stats on any bindings, but I would be surprised if the 390s are the lightest. I have them and think they are great, but I don't think they are super light. The are pretty adjustable which means there are more components to the bindings so I would doubt they are the lightest...great binding though and still pretty light. You'd have to check the stats on others to know for sure.
nah my flow NXT FSs are lighter then 390s lol...union contacts are wayyyy lighter then 390s, im not sure but i think nitro zeros are pretty light too. not saying 390s are a bad binding, or if its even possible to distinguish the weight difference between the 390s and contacts.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Binding weights - lightest to heaviest

1. Ride Contraband - 1.60

2. Ride Alpha
Burton Cartel - 1.75

3. Ride Beta - 1.80

4. Burton Triad EST
Union Force SL - 1.85

5. Burton Triad
Burton C60
Flow Team - 1.90

6. Burton Cartel EST
Rome390 - 1.95

7. Rome Targa - 2.00

8. Flux Super Diamond
Forum Arena - 2.05

9. Raiden Blackhawk - 2.15

10. Salomon Relay Pro - 2.20

11. Bent Metal Biscuit - 2.30

12. T9 MFM Pro - 2.35

This was a test by some guy on his super fancy shipping weight scale. They didn't test every binding though. I'd figure that K2 Auto Evers would be pretty light too.

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Thanks Gnarly! That's a great list. Just a quick question...are those weights for one binder or both?
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Union Force MC is actually lighter than all the ones listed above..
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I've never really compared them with anything but aren't the K2 Autos supposed to be pretty light (the Auto Evers are definitely light, but they aren't a freestyle binder)
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Thanks Gnarly! That's a great list. Just a quick question...are those weights for one binder or both?
I believe it's one binding.
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Union Force MC is actually lighter than all the ones listed above..
true but i do not belive its a freestyle binding....
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nah my flow NXT FSs are lighter then 390s lol...union contacts are wayyyy lighter then 390s, im not sure but i think nitro zeros are pretty light too. not saying 390s are a bad binding, or if its even possible to distinguish the weight difference between the 390s and contacts.
Union Contacts are the lightest I came across. But only get them if you have a soft jib board because the bottom cushion lets the board flex smoothly. I've picked up K2 auto's and Rome 390's and they're not even close.
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