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Powder board/binding compatibility -- stiffer or softer?

With a powder board, is it preferable for the bindings to be more on the stiff end of the spectrum or more on the flexible end of the spectrum? Can you give a couple of examples of each type?
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Personal preference really. I know that Gigi says he rides Contacts cause he likes the flex, and he's not exactly a jibber.

Whatever you want I guess. Contacts and Conta's are some of the softest, CAD's, Force MC's and Auto Evers are on the stiffer side.

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CADs are on the I-need-a-hydraulic-press-to-flex-these side

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CADs are on the I-need-a-hydraulic-press-to-flex-these side
Is that something you would want for riding deep pow?
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personally yes because i don't like having the "input lag" associated with soft bindings when im in powder

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thats my preference too, i had my bent metal step-ins on my snowmullet last year and thought i was a good match.

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I go Arsenals for my powder riding. I would never go softer. The last thing you want is what Legally said. You get a delay from when you try to turn to when your board responds, and when you're up to your knees in powder it can mess you up.

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I prefer stiffer side of bindings for all my riding needs, certainly no drawbacks riding powder in burton cartels.
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I prefer stiff in powder also, makes less work when carving in pow
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Stiffer and more responsive sounds resonable to me. Thanks for everyone's input.
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