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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 10:39 AM
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Actually I'm down to Malavita or DS30 now.

Does the Malavita Restricted have anything else than the wing (which I'm sceptical about)?

What do you guys think? Malavita or DS30? Would the DS30 be too soft?
Maybe order both and only keep the one which fits the boots better?
You can't go wrong with either, those are both nice bindings. It just comes down to individual features and fit.

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I'm having pretty much the same situation, I have a 58 custom from 09 and I'm looking for a flexible board for the park and still decent in jumps. I've been reading a lot and i geeting advice and the arbor westmark or blacklist seems to be a good option. I'm looking for the flow era too.
In all your bindings I see you are considering weight, in that case I would go with the flux
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Arbor Westmark + Flux DS-30 FTW

I have exact same stats as you, but am like an inch or so taller and have a size 11 Nike Zoom Force Boot. Here's a thread of my setup it's honestly my favorite set up I've ever had.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-westmark.html
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Arbor Westmark + Flux DS-30 FTW

I have exact same stats as you, but am like an inch or so taller and have a size 11 Nike Zoom Force Boot. Here's a thread of my setup it's honestly my favorite set up I've ever had.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-westmark.html
Any trouble with the shoe size? Bc Im 10.5 and looking at the blacklist for that reason.
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Any trouble with the shoe size? Bc Im 10.5 and looking at the blacklist for that reason.
no, everything feels great on mine. The board carves, pops, and jibs perfectly IMO. Coming from an arbor draft I feel much more in control, it's just as easy to jib, and has a ton of pop. With a size 10.5 shoe you could get a Westmark and be fine.
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Alright, so I decided for the Malativas.

* Union Contact Pro: Toe ratchet gets stuck easily. Toe straps looked rather primitive.
* Raiden Phantom: Significantly heavier than the others, straps and ratchets only average, footbed poor.
* Flux DS30: Would have been my second favorite (nice ratchets, straps), but...
* The Malavitas had even stronger, and perfectly flying ratchets. Also the EVA footbed has better cushioning, they have Re:Flex and overall they appeared to be built more solidly.

So thanks everybody!
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Alright, so I decided for the Malativas.

* Union Contact Pro: Toe ratchet gets stuck easily. Toe straps looked rather primitive.
* Raiden Phantom: Significantly heavier than the others, straps and ratchets only average, footbed poor.
* Flux DS30: Would have been my second favorite (nice ratchets, straps), but...
* The Malavitas had even stronger, and perfectly flying ratchets. Also the EVA footbed has better cushioning, they have Re:Flex and overall they appeared to be built more solidly.

So thanks everybody!
I personally liked the ratchets and straps on Raidens better than the ones on the Vitas. And the Phantoms have the airbags which are great for dampening but I've heard the Vitas are more comfy in everyday riding.

But the ratchets were like butter. So smooth.
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