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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Please pick out which bindings i should buy! So i can sleep at night!

Both last years models

PleaseVote between these two:

A) Ride NRC's




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B) Rome Arsenals




Info: Boots will be burton Ions which are fairly stiff.
Board will be ride slackcountry 168
I'm a tall skinny freak, 6'7" and ~210lbs
BigSky MT will be home hill
Main priority is comfort! I'm sure both binding will allow me to control the board really well, but which one would you all choose if you were me.
(price is about the same)


thanks for your votes, this process is driving me insane.
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the 09 CAD's would be a better freeride binding choice.
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find a new pair from last year at the same'ish price as the ones i posted ($130) and i'll buy them.

thanks for your posts, they're excellent.
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I love the NRC if you want pure freeride also check the CAD and the SPI. I have heard good things about Rome's but also issues with quality. You can find NRC's for pretty cheap ($120-150) and CADs for around $165 online. I also have a pair of 2009 NRC's I used 2 days last april I would maybe sell for $100.
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IMO, the Arsenals are the best bang for your buck in terms of freeride bindings. Decent adjustability, excellent toe cap and great ratchets for an incredible price. I'm not too sure what quality issues tekniq is referring to, but my Targas have seen two seasons of riding and they're still functioning like new.

My experience with the NRC's are limited, but I thought them to be great binders as well but a little softer than the Arsenals and a bit more expensive.

To be honest, you can't go wrong with either.
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find a new pair from last year at the same'ish price as the ones i posted ($130) and i'll buy them.

thanks for your posts, they're excellent.
Like stated earlier, CAD's can be had for $165 Ride CAD - Snowboard Bindings Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com. Well worth the addition price over the NRc if you are looking for a pure freeride binding.Heck, I would say the SPi($110) is a better comparison to the arsenal. The NRc would be comparable to a Rome Targa. So I guess my original post pointing out that you are comparing two different styles of bindings and asking us to tell you which is better is erroneous was an excellent post
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Sorry to change the subject I only joined this site a few minutes ago.
Still can't figure out how to use it. I've been boarding for a while now buyt I've only just been boverd to get my own det up
I'm a size 7 boot in england I just bought some vans hi-standard boots what size binding would I need small or medium??
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the nrc and the arsenal are two different styles of bindings? that's a stretch dont you think?
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I also have a pair of 2009 NRC's I used 2 days last april I would maybe sell for $100.
thanks man, that is a killer deal.... i'm going to hit a local shop tomorrow and see to play around with some bindings to see what i like, they my even have some of last years gear there as well.
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they are not that different but at the same time i fully agree that the SPI is probably a better comp to the NRC.
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