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Step-in bindings?

I think I would rather the step ins instead of the strap-ins--problem is--I don't see enough of them to make a final decision. There are specific boots made for the step-ins, right? and can anyone shed some light on what brands are out there? Thanx.
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To my knowledge they usually come as a boot/binding combo. I tried them a long time ago before I really knew how to snowboard and wasn't impressed at all. It may be a different story now that I can ride but honestly, I doubt it. You don't see many people let alone pros ride them if that tells you anything. You will also need a leash for when you eat it and your board flies off your feet.
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I think I would rather the step ins instead of the strap-ins--problem is--I don't see enough of them to make a final decision. There are specific boots made for the step-ins, right? and can anyone shed some light on what brands are out there? Thanx.
Nobody makes them anymore as they weren't very popular and they were a pain in the ass. You're best bet is a FLOW binding.

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You can find Boot/step-in binding combos on ebay all day long for less than $80 if you are dead set on it. Other than that I think Grim is right, I don't see them advertised at all anywhere so they may just be obsolete, for a good reason....
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you can find them on ebay like mr. right said, craigslist prolly too. but they are such a pain in the ass to put in thats why they are so rare. if you like easy access id have to say flow. but it all depends on your riding style to be honest. whats yours?
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LOL---Wow, I guess I DO have to have a "style" huh? I think it's too early to tell--I've been about 7 times altogether, and I can HONESTLY say that I'm getting alot better as time progresses--no complaints here!! I was just curious about the whole "step in setup". but what you guys have added makes alot of sense--I NEVER see these setups!! There HAS to be a reason!!! Thanks for your replies. another question--How long before you guys started doing tricks and all that?
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If you mean DO tricks, about a year, if you mean LAND them, still haven't nailed that one down after 3 years I mostly just go real fast and catch air for now.
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ABOUT A YEAR?!?!
(there I go again--trying to go to college right after kindergarten!!!)
I think I'll just stick to riding then!!
(it's just seeing all the kids in the park gets me to saying "that doesn't look too hard.")
LOL!!
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Get the basics wired first, then the tricks will come alot easier.

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ABOUT A YEAR?!?!
(there I go again--trying to go to college right after kindergarten!!!)
I think I'll just stick to riding then!!
(it's just seeing all the kids in the park gets me to saying "that doesn't look too hard.")
LOL!!
Thanks.
Don't get me wrong, if you feel comfortable throwing a 360 your first year don't let me stop you. I see plenty of park rats that can throw out any trick in the world but most of them stand no chance of catching me on the mountain
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