|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-09-2013 04:46 PM|
|Zolemite||I had 12 Republics on my Angus 159 last year and loved them. I just picked up Shakas 13 and they seem even more comfortable than the Republics|
|02-18-2013 08:25 AM|
Cartels are not really more responsive than the Republics, especially not the 2013.
Main difference is the aluminium heel cup and the better customizability on the Forums. The Cartels are a bit lighter.
If you like the Shaka and don't mind the weight (I found them kind of heavy) then go with the Republics.
|02-18-2013 01:47 AM|
Cartel or Republic for a new Angus board.
I just bought a 2012 Angus (153) for mostly free-riding. I may do some jumps but no other park features.
I weigh ~160LBS and boot size is 8.5 (Salomon Savage).
I am thinking about getting the 2013 Cartel Re:Flex or Forum Republic for this board.
I would like a mid to mid-stiff responsive binding for this board. I know the Cartels fit that spec but I also read that Republic share same tech as the Cartels and Missions. It's also ~$40 cheaper. Republic is also similar to the Forum Shaka but little stiffer.
I have the Shakas on my jib board(Skate Banana) and have been very satisfied with the Shaka for that style of riding.
Are the Cartels significantly more responsive than the Republics?