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Old 12-08-2008, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which binding type is better for someone learning? flexible or stiffer?
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Neither. Soft bindings are for people who like the park. They flex more and give you more forgiveness on landings. Stiff bindings let you transfer power quicker so you can dig into your carves. I'd say you should buy based on where you plan to ride. A mid flex could be a good compromise.
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we won't be riding park at all really. so good segway there flick, are the rome 390's stiff or flexible? I need both women's and men's bindings for myself and my wife.
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Union Force SL's for you, Union Trilogy for her. They're responsive bindings that are great for handling the entire mountain. If you dont want to pony up the cash for the SL's check out the Data or the Force. Union make some of the most comfortable bindings on the market. I'd stay away from softer bindings, I personally find they feel cheap no matter where you ride them.
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390s are terrific bindings, but they are mid flex. They are mainly for people who want to ride park and mountain a bit. If you want all mountain, go for the Arsenal bindings. They are super responsive.
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excellent thanks guys.
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