Sadly, its about time I start shopping for all new gear, and I'm looking for some input from riders who know their shit. My current setup is:
1999 Burton Rippey
2004 Burton Driver boots
2004 Burton P1HD bindings
I absolutely loved my setup when it was new, and still do, but I broke the toe strap on the bindings and even Burton rider services couldn't locate a replacement one for me. So I need new bindings first and foremost. I was thinking of buying these: (Restricted Cartel Binding | Burton Snowboards
) It seems like they are pretty highly recommended.
As far as a new board goes, I'm not a big fan of Burton's binding mounting system, the linear thing, but I am a fan of their gear, so could I use these Cartel's on a Burton board? Or would I have to buy the EST's for that?
What other boards should I consider? I've been told Never Summer and Lib Tech are good ones to look at. I don't ride park, mostly just bombin the steep stuff and searching for powder stashes and smoke shacks! I do ride some backcountry and after I get some avalanche classes in, I plan to do more of that.
So yeah, there it is. Let me know what you all think! Any advice is appreciated, but if you're a poser or from Texas, please do me a favor and don't respond. You know who you are.