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06-07-2012 01:45 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by cardinalsin View Post
thank you for your sincere advice first.. i need another one. so what is the difference between burton mission and burton mission est bindings? i see 2011 and 2012 models of burton bindings. supposedly 2012 would be better variant but does it make any significant difference if i buy 2011 model? and it's clear that 157,5 size is suitable for me, but GNU carbon credit has 156 and 159, and the difference between 156- 157,5 and 159-157,5 is almost the same. what can i do in this case?
EST will NOT mount on a non-burton board. They will only work with the channel. You want the non-EST bindings...

If you're half way between size ratings, just take your pick. If you're newer, running lower speeds, or generally horsing around, go a little shorter. A more experienced rider, running higher speeds, and running more off-piste trails will benefit from a slightly longer board.

I was 175 lb this winter and ride a 159. Although now I've lost almost 20 pounds so next year will be great! Powder float here I come! lol
06-07-2012 01:28 PM
cardinalsin thank you for your sincere advice first.. i need another one. so what is the difference between burton mission and burton mission est bindings? i see 2011 and 2012 models of burton bindings. supposedly 2012 would be better variant but does it make any significant difference if i buy 2011 model? and it's clear that 157,5 size is suitable for me, but GNU carbon credit has 156 and 159, and the difference between 156- 157,5 and 159-157,5 is almost the same. what can i do in this case?
06-03-2012 08:21 AM
cjcameron11 Will certainly let you know once I get on it, should be very soon!
06-03-2012 06:28 AM
dreampow
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Originally Posted by cjcameron11 View Post
I now own a riders choice and love it, i also have a berzerker which i will test out this weekend!!!!
would like to hear how the Bezerker rides when you get it on the snow.
06-03-2012 05:36 AM
cjcameron11 Dude go with what you want, i would bet anything no matter what boards people learned on they scorpioned, i learned on C2 skunk ape and loved it, i enjoyed pushing myself and like a challenge, ohh and lets not forget that reverse camber has been around for a short time in that mainstream and snowboarding survived on cambered boards for years and years. Don't let people talk you out of something you want cos they did or rode something different.

I now own a riders choice and love it, i also have a berzerker which i will test out this weekend!!!! did i also mention that my best mate learned to ride on a riders choice......go with what you want!
06-03-2012 01:36 AM
lernr Burton binders, especially the higher end, are very solid, good straps, buckles and ladders. I would definitely get them over Gnu.

As for the board - if you're still getting the Rider's Choice - don't forget a helmet and enjoy the scorpions

My personal opinion: you'll have more fun, progress faster, and feel better on a K2 Turbo Dream with a rocker - flat - rocker profile, which is very versatile and great for advanced riding when you get there, for both park and Alaska but whatever... The only part where I found the TD lacking is edge tech for ice and hardpack (and on top of this I changed the base bevel @ 2 degrees for rails and stuff, which isn't helping). Btw, I was looking at the Rider's Choice last season specifically for this reason mostly: magnetraction edge. Luckily, I found a better (for me) board: Smokin Superpark.
06-02-2012 09:56 PM
ETM
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Originally Posted by cardinalsin View Post
so, guys if i decide to buy GNU carbon credit in this case do you advice me to buy wide(my foot size is 11.5)? and what size should i get? i also want to buy GNU's bindings.which bindings of gnu do you advice? and if it's possible to buy better bindings in a lower price can you advice me? and what about 32 boots?
Thirtytwo boots are a good wide fit, forget them if you have a narrow foot. They are the only boots I fit due to my wide flippers.
I had a pair of "GNU" (they are really SP's SP? worldwide snowboarding ) fail on me after 6 runs. The ratchets are glued on and it simply fell off. Fail for those bindings.
06-02-2012 08:30 PM
dreampow To The OP

I agree that 157 is a good size for you for all round.

As for which board I think it depends on how serious you are about getting into snowboarding and how athletic you are.

If you are pretty athletic and motivated I say skip the "beginner" stage and get a decent set up. It may be a little harder at first but snowboarding is not that hard and getting past the beginner stage to intermediate won't take long (if you are not very motivated or athletic ignore this and get a cheap beginner set up).

If you get a board and bindings that are best for beginners you'll have to trade them in and loose more cash in the long run.

+1 for burton bindings, missions are reasonably cheap (on sale) and pretty solid.

good luck.
06-02-2012 12:38 PM
poutanen For a step in design they look rather weak. The cable just seems to float from the baseplate to the highback. I haven't tried them so I'm not speaking from experience here. The toe cap looks good on them though.

I'm an aggressive rider and really like traditional strap style bindings. I can get my toe strap so tight I wouldn't even notice if my heel strap came loose. In my experience burtons toe straps and ratchets are pretty damn good for the money. My GF just switched to a pair of mid-level burton bindings for that reason.

Hope this helps...
06-02-2012 10:30 AM
cardinalsin so, guys if i decide to buy GNU carbon credit in this case do you advice me to buy wide(my foot size is 11.5)? and what size should i get? i also want to buy GNU's bindings.which bindings of gnu do you advice? and if it's possible to buy better bindings in a lower price can you advice me? and what about 32 boots?
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