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05-07-2012 11:41 AM
skip11 Nice man! The PYL is a sick board, love it
05-07-2012 08:53 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by Basti View Post
That's only partly true. Yes, they both use a similar mounting disc design (hinged, but not the same way) with the big difference that the forum disc is considerably bigger and consists of two parts. The toe and heel parts of the binding do not lift. I've got both bindings right here and can take a picture if you want. The lift is a big issue with the Malavitas which has been documented in this forum a few times. Some people don't care but it annoyed me a lot.

I'm aware that Burton owns Forum and I know that the Shaka is supposed to be Forum's Malavita but the bindings don't feel like they were developed in the same lab. For example, the Shaka has an aluminium heel cup which is actually customizable. Both isn't the case with the Malavitas.
I never said they are the same disc. I said virtually same design. The hinge aspect is what I'm referring to. The buckles however are 100% Burton.

Eh, I didn't notice anything wrong with the Malavitas. If there's a toe/heel lift, it wasn't obvious to me. But then again, I'm not a jib master...
05-03-2012 09:00 PM
luckboxing Anybody know where I could possibly find a 2012 Proto CT in 154?

Boardroom has one demo board leftover... $419 minus "about $50" demo discount they said, but it's a little beat up.
05-02-2012 07:13 PM
Basti
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Originally Posted by luckboxing View Post
Basti, thanks for the recommendation, couldn't find one anywhere online... went to Showcase and they had a 159 and 161 left. Wasn't walking in ready to buy a board today, but grabbed the 161 for a pretty good deal.

Congrats! I got mine at Showcase as well and the price is pretty good, considering we're in BC .

Enjoy, you're gonna have a lot of fun with it!
05-02-2012 07:02 PM
luckboxing Basti, thanks for the recommendation, couldn't find one anywhere online... went to Showcase and they had a 159 and 161 left. Wasn't walking in ready to buy a board today, but grabbed the 161 for a pretty good deal.

05-02-2012 03:33 PM
Nolefan2011 Just get the Evo. The Evo isn't a "park board". To me, it's a lot like the Blacklist or Westmark. You can take that thing anywhere on the mountain, and it works great in the park. But because the contruction, and the edge tech, the board can ride anywhere, and doesn't experience huge downfalls on those non-powder days. Great board.

I consider the Proto to be more of a jump board. But wouldn't use it in the park for much more than that.
05-02-2012 01:49 PM
Basti Your sizing ideas sound good. I think a saw a PYL 161 at Pacific Boarder and Showcase in Vancouver the other day but they don't have an online store so you might have to call them.

The Republics have simmer down tech which is pretty much the same as Autocant by Burton. The insides of the footbed are slightly softer so your feet cant exactly the amount they should and not the pre-determined 2.5 degrees that Ride bindings give you. They have a bit less shock absorption though. Ride has crazy big cushions . If you like Ride bindings a lot you could also check out the Capo. Super solid responsive bindings.
05-01-2012 10:09 PM
luckboxing That's a lot of help... spent hours reading the forum (and other review sites) about these boards, but glad I posted as I'm still finding out new info.

I think I'll go with the Proto (better than the Evo for riding the whole mountain most days) and the PYL as I want something that has great float in serious powder, but still good for the rest of the mountain on those days.

Now I'm just trying to figure out sizing... would a 154 Proto and a 161 Pick Your Line make the most sense? The local shop has a few Protos left over for 30% off retail, I'm thinking I should grab one ASAP. Anybody know where I can find a PYL (Canada or US)?

I've been looking into the Forum Republics that you've mentioned. Do they have canted footbeds my Ride SPI's? Really like the shock absorption and canted footbeds in my bindings right now. Looks like they can be found for a great deal now. Definitely going to email ride for some new straps and probably use them for awhile on the freeride board as suggested.
05-01-2012 02:59 PM
Basti
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
If you're talking about the mounting disc, Forum and Burton uses virtually the same disc. Same hinged design. After all, Burton does own Forum and Forum gets some parts directly from Burton like their ratchets.
That's only partly true. Yes, they both use a similar mounting disc design (hinged, but not the same way) with the big difference that the forum disc is considerably bigger and consists of two parts. The toe and heel parts of the binding do not lift. I've got both bindings right here and can take a picture if you want. The lift is a big issue with the Malavitas which has been documented in this forum a few times. Some people don't care but it annoyed me a lot.

I'm aware that Burton owns Forum and I know that the Shaka is supposed to be Forum's Malavita but the bindings don't feel like they were developed in the same lab. For example, the Shaka has an aluminium heel cup which is actually customizable. Both isn't the case with the Malavitas.
05-01-2012 02:49 PM
blytha89 I got a Jones Hovercraft this year for powder and ended up using it no matter what conditions were. Its the most fun board I've ever been on. My other board, Bataleon Omni hasnt got much use since I got it, and I traded my Rome Artifact Rocker for a pair of (gasp!) skis.
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