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04-11-2009 05:01 PM
legallyillegal
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Originally Posted by Gnarly View Post
I emailed Union about the straps since they've got so few days on them and the guy gave me a 1 sentence reply.

"Replacement straps are available at www.c3-shop.com"

No, "thank you". No "glad you like our bindings". No, "sorry the straps only lasted 25-30 days etc"...No nothing.

I guess it's new binding time! I am really, really leaning toward Rome Targas. Riding style is 75% all mtn and 25% park I figure they should be just about perfect for what I do. Plus, I keep reading on how great Rome is at standing behind their stuff.
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04-11-2009 02:03 PM
Incogneato
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Originally Posted by Gnarly View Post
Unions are good bindings, but out of every manufacturer mentioned, Rome stands behind their stuff the most. If you break your straps or ladders on a Union binding, you have to buy replacement parts. Do the same thing with a Rome binding and they send you the parts to fix it for free.
this is nonsense. most companies will send you minor parts for free, why do you claim to know this kind of stuff?
04-11-2009 07:42 AM
v-verb
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Originally Posted by arsenic0 View Post
I would do the exact opposite and buy boots(you can always return them after a day or two) and rent board/bindings.

Most mountains i've tried out here had trash boots that are either way too stiff, have zero padding, or are packed out from being ridden dozens if not hundreds of times.

But since hes a skier he can probably get away without renting, because hes probably in good enough shape to learn snowboarding without giving up.
Most people give up snowboarding because they are out of shape and get tired after an hour of falling.

Boots are by far your most important peice of equipment though, I would say moreso than your board.
You can snowboard with a shitty board/bindings and good boots just fine, you might not have the minut control you get with better bindings/boards but you can learn and get down the mountain.
If you try riding with shitty boots you will quit in an hour after your feet are numb or aching to hell or both.
Excellent advice! I almost gave up after my first hour but am glad I didn't
04-10-2009 10:43 PM
return2heaven def don't rent boots, you could end up with something that will totally ruin your first experience boarding! Boots are the first and most important thing you should get, cuz nothing will kill your day of riding more than bad fitting boots. heel lift + foot pain = game over
04-10-2009 04:11 PM
Gnarly
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Originally Posted by Foxtrot View Post
I think that renting boots is definatly a good idea for my first few times but i think i would like to get bindings. I have hear the unions a basicly unbreakable is this true?
Unions are good bindings, but out of every manufacturer mentioned, Rome stands behind their stuff the most. If you break your straps or ladders on a Union binding, you have to buy replacement parts. Do the same thing with a Rome binding and they send you the parts to fix it for free.
04-10-2009 04:09 PM
arsenic0 I would do the exact opposite and buy boots(you can always return them after a day or two) and rent board/bindings.

Most mountains i've tried out here had trash boots that are either way too stiff, have zero padding, or are packed out from being ridden dozens if not hundreds of times.

But since hes a skier he can probably get away without renting, because hes probably in good enough shape to learn snowboarding without giving up.
Most people give up snowboarding because they are out of shape and get tired after an hour of falling.

Boots are by far your most important peice of equipment though, I would say moreso than your board.
You can snowboard with a shitty board/bindings and good boots just fine, you might not have the minut control you get with better bindings/boards but you can learn and get down the mountain.
If you try riding with shitty boots you will quit in an hour after your feet are numb or aching to hell or both.
04-10-2009 03:40 PM
Foxtrot
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Originally Posted by Gnarly View Post
Since it's your 1st time snowboarding, go rent some boots and bindings and try snowboarding before you buy anything.
I think that renting boots is definatly a good idea for my first few times but i think i would like to get bindings. I have hear the unions a basicly unbreakable is this true?
04-10-2009 12:49 PM
Gnarly Your boots are the most important part of the equation. There's no reason to spend lots of $$ on bindings since you've never snowboarded before. What if you drop hundreds of dollars on a setup and you find that you hate it?

Since it's your 1st time snowboarding, go rent some boots and bindings and try snowboarding before you buy anything.

If you fall in love with it, most bindings made today are pretty good. Anything from Salomon, Rome, Union and K2 will be good stuff. It's tough to go wrong with any of those.
04-10-2009 12:18 PM
DC5R I'd go with Targa bindings as you can adjust the heel/toe flex which I don't think you can with the Force. Considering you're new to snowboarding, you'd want something a little more foregiving, which I think the Targas will be.
04-10-2009 11:09 AM
w3iiipu neither will u go wrong with the force...

a few boots that i tried on and really liked it were the 32 lashed and rome libertines.
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