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10-01-2012 03:59 PM
rob7289 if youre really not hitting that much park... id look at the targas rather than the 390s...theyre a bit stiffer and seem to fit youre riding style more. also they still
have the canting options
10-01-2012 12:04 PM
sangsters Damn -- this is hard.

To recap:
What I want -- solid binding to pair with 2012/2013 Ride Proto CT. I ride all mountain, mostly east coast. Nothing more than a flat box in the park.

I'm 5'7", size 8.5 boot and weigh in about 180 or so.

I want canting (must have for my 40+ year old knees). That's what has my list shortened to Ride, Burton and Rome.

I want something stiffer than the EXs but softer than my old SPIs.

I currently have Ride EXs on a cambered Ride Antic.

I have no idea how the scales, across manufacturers, relate.

Ride:
Their scale is one to ten (one being most "flexy and forgiving").

EX: 4 with wedgie 1.5
Capo: 7 with wedgies 2.5

Burton:
Same scale as Ride

Malavita: 6 with autocant (not really sure how that gets quantified)
FullBED Cushioning System
B3 Gel

Custom: 7 with autocant
They don't have the "FullBED Cushioning System"

Rome:
The 390s are listed at the middle of Rome's range.


I am finally picking up my Proto this week and wanted to look at some bindings while I was out and about.

Anything on that list (other than the EXs) that should be struck off?
Anything missing from that list?

Thanks
08-23-2012 06:11 PM
henry06x
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Originally Posted by sangsters View Post
I think the sweet spot in terms of responsiveness would be between the EX and the SPIs.

Any thoughts in that regard?
That sweet spot in between would be the Capo if you stick with ride.
Honestly I don't think you will be dissapointed by either the Capo or Cartel.
08-23-2012 05:46 PM
sangsters I honestly love my EXs (minus the problems everybody has with their ratchets).

I don't care too much about aluminum vs. plastic but I do, very much, like the "wedgie" canting that Ride bindings have.

Is the Burton (Cartels or Malavitas) "auto cant" similar to the Ride "wedgies"? The canting definitely made a difference in my comfort last season.

I've ridden the Ride SPIs which had the 2.5 canting (less than half a season if anyone wants to buy 'em) but found them too responsive for my not-terribly-great skill level.

I think the sweet spot in terms of responsiveness would be between the EX and the SPIs.

Any thoughts in that regard?
08-23-2012 03:38 PM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by djdavetrouble View Post
Heh, you sound like you could be my twin, except I bent the hell out of my EX's (and my ribs) on a nasty face plant last year. I jut bent them back and kept riding for the rest of the season, but one is definitely warped, so I am looking to replace. My initial reason for EX was that they fit my size 15 waffle stompers. I am looking at the Capos or the Maestros since I like my current rides. I just want a little lighter binding, and the other options (flux, union) don't seem to fit my size boot. Also the Canted footbed is better for my old ass knees !
Wouldnt worry about weight so much, this is really not gonna inhibit your riding - a few ounces here or there. (Unless you are a hardcore bootpacker). Focus on comfort and build that you want, dampening, canting, plastic or metal, etc...
08-23-2012 03:28 PM
djdavetrouble Heh, you sound like you could be my twin, except I bent the hell out of my EX's (and my ribs) on a nasty face plant last year. I jut bent them back and kept riding for the rest of the season, but one is definitely warped, so I am looking to replace. My initial reason for EX was that they fit my size 15 waffle stompers. I am looking at the Capos or the Maestros since I like my current rides. I just want a little lighter binding, and the other options (flux, union) don't seem to fit my size boot. Also the Canted footbed is better for my old ass knees !
08-23-2012 01:09 AM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by sangsters View Post
I realize that at some level I am looking at new bindings from more of an aesthetic angle than a need angle (I'm quite happy with the EXs).

In looking around I've also noticed (some thread mentioned them) the Burton Cartels (in Flamingo to look awesome on the Proto).

Has anyone had any negative experiences with the Burton Re:Flex discs?
You'll feel reflex on softer bindings. I could feel it in my Missions. Couldn't in Prophecy's. So you mightn't even notice it in Cartels. What you do get though is foam under your heel all the way to the board. Nice dampening there.

Personally I'd go Malavitas over Cartels for almost anything, they're just a smidge more plyable side to side.
08-23-2012 12:39 AM
henry06x Cartels are the most sold binding out and the most used binding by pro's. Burton must be doing something right with them.
Ive never personally rode them but don't think really ever read many if any complaints about them.
08-22-2012 11:23 PM
sangsters I realize that at some level I am looking at new bindings from more of an aesthetic angle than a need angle (I'm quite happy with the EXs).

In looking around I've also noticed (some thread mentioned them) the Burton Cartels (in Flamingo to look awesome on the Proto).

Has anyone had any negative experiences with the Burton Re:Flex discs?
08-18-2012 12:53 PM
Nivek No canting in the Phanomts, the Blackhawks and Machines have it. The Machines are probably too stiff, the Blackhawks while still a great binding do not have aribags.

No canting from Flux at all for 2013.
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