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Old 08-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just got a new skate banana in size 149 (I am 5'5" and 135 pounds) and I am pretty psyched about it and am maybe looking for some new bindings to go along with it. I got some Thirtytwo 86 fast tracks in size 9 and am looking at the Union Contact Force, or Flight. Maybe even the Rome 390s. Don't tell me about the Burton Cartels, thats not happening. What do you guys think and also what stance do you keep your bindings at on your banana or park board. I have mine at 15/-15 at the widest setting. I do mostly park but enjoy the rest of the mountain as well.

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(P.S. I don't want a bunch of people saying shit like "there are 10 million threads like this" because I looked at most of them and there is never really and agreement on what bindings are best and what stance to put them. I also know that the "best" binding is just an opinion so whatever. Don't be an ass)
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K2 auto evers. 15/0. Awesome.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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k2 sonic. +90/+90.

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Old 08-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you cant go wrong riding a banana with contacts. i put some contacts on mine and it was a freakin blast.
there's only 19-20%(i think) of the baseplate touching the board, which allows for truer flex with reverse camber boards. if youre gonna be riding mostly jibs, go with the contact. if you want something a little stiffer, go with the force. i also hear good things about the 390's but i havent had a chance to try them yet. hope this helps
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Max stance on that board is 26", a little wide for anyone 5'5" no mater what terrain you ride.
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How about any of the Flux ....se 30's?
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Max stance on that board is 26", a little wide for anyone 5'5" no mater what terrain you ride.
Yeah I might move in my stance a little, but for me the Banana actually seems a little bit stiff so I want max jib ability by having a wider stance.

Also what do you guys think about flow bindings or should i stick to the traditional 2 strap set up?
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Yeah I might move in my stance a little, but for me the Banana actually seems a little bit stiff so I want max jib ability by having a wider stance.

Also what do you guys think about flow bindings or should i stick to the traditional 2 strap set up?
Wider stance does not mean better jibbyness. Being a man and pressing means better jibbyness. Flow's are awesome, they go on my jibsticks nearly always.

you're 5'5". Try something like a 22in stance. That should be comfy
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Wider stance does not mean better jibbyness. Being a man and pressing means better jibbyness. Flow's are awesome, they go on my jibsticks nearly always.

you're 5'5". Try something like a 22in stance. That should be comfy

Yeah obviously a wider stance isn't going to make an extreme impact on getting better presses but it does help to get more control and spin better. I'm definitely going to try a few different stance widths and see which works best but I strapped into the 26" stance and it didn't even seem all that wide to me.
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Only gangsta pros ride that wide. Most ride somewhere from 21-24 at the most. Unless you mAndreas, then you're allowed to ride 26" wide. If you spread your feet out too much it actually limits mobility. I'm 5'8 and ride about 22in.
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