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11-07-2012 11:43 AM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by thowi View Post
Alright, so I decided for the Malativas.

* Union Contact Pro: Toe ratchet gets stuck easily. Toe straps looked rather primitive.
* Raiden Phantom: Significantly heavier than the others, straps and ratchets only average, footbed poor.
* Flux DS30: Would have been my second favorite (nice ratchets, straps), but...
* The Malavitas had even stronger, and perfectly flying ratchets. Also the EVA footbed has better cushioning, they have Re:Flex and overall they appeared to be built more solidly.

So thanks everybody!
I personally liked the ratchets and straps on Raidens better than the ones on the Vitas. And the Phantoms have the airbags which are great for dampening but I've heard the Vitas are more comfy in everyday riding.

But the ratchets were like butter. So smooth.
11-07-2012 03:05 AM
thowi Alright, so I decided for the Malativas.

* Union Contact Pro: Toe ratchet gets stuck easily. Toe straps looked rather primitive.
* Raiden Phantom: Significantly heavier than the others, straps and ratchets only average, footbed poor.
* Flux DS30: Would have been my second favorite (nice ratchets, straps), but...
* The Malavitas had even stronger, and perfectly flying ratchets. Also the EVA footbed has better cushioning, they have Re:Flex and overall they appeared to be built more solidly.

So thanks everybody!
10-25-2012 10:23 PM
Hawaiianeze
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Originally Posted by sxdaca View Post
Any trouble with the shoe size? Bc Im 10.5 and looking at the blacklist for that reason.
no, everything feels great on mine. The board carves, pops, and jibs perfectly IMO. Coming from an arbor draft I feel much more in control, it's just as easy to jib, and has a ton of pop. With a size 10.5 shoe you could get a Westmark and be fine.
10-25-2012 08:14 PM
sxdaca
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Originally Posted by Hawaiianeze View Post
Arbor Westmark + Flux DS-30 FTW

I have exact same stats as you, but am like an inch or so taller and have a size 11 Nike Zoom Force Boot. Here's a thread of my setup it's honestly my favorite set up I've ever had.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-westmark.html
Any trouble with the shoe size? Bc Im 10.5 and looking at the blacklist for that reason.
10-25-2012 07:22 PM
Hawaiianeze Arbor Westmark + Flux DS-30 FTW

I have exact same stats as you, but am like an inch or so taller and have a size 11 Nike Zoom Force Boot. Here's a thread of my setup it's honestly my favorite set up I've ever had.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-westmark.html
10-25-2012 04:13 PM
sxdaca I'm having pretty much the same situation, I have a 58 custom from 09 and I'm looking for a flexible board for the park and still decent in jumps. I've been reading a lot and i geeting advice and the arbor westmark or blacklist seems to be a good option. I'm looking for the flow era too.
In all your bindings I see you are considering weight, in that case I would go with the flux
10-25-2012 01:42 PM
biocmp I love that video. Thanks for posting. Seriously wish I was at that level.
10-24-2012 11:39 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by thowi View Post
Actually I'm down to Malavita or DS30 now.

Does the Malavita Restricted have anything else than the wing (which I'm sceptical about)?

What do you guys think? Malavita or DS30? Would the DS30 be too soft?
Maybe order both and only keep the one which fits the boots better?
You can't go wrong with either, those are both nice bindings. It just comes down to individual features and fit.
10-24-2012 11:13 AM
thowi Actually I'm down to Malavita or DS30 now.

Does the Malavita Restricted have anything else than the wing (which I'm sceptical about)?

What do you guys think? Malavita or DS30? Would the DS30 be too soft?
Maybe order both and only keep the one which fits the boots better?
10-23-2012 11:12 AM
thowi Thanks guys!

I settled on the Westmark 153 (blue) now. Yay! Thanks for your help!

Just not quite sure about the bindings yet. (Boots size 10/28.0)

I ruled out the Union Contact Pros, because I'm in between sizes, and maybe it's a bit too soft.
Left are:

1) Nitro/Raiden Phantom (size M)
(+) Light
(-) Air cushions could burst?

2) Burton Malavita Restricted (size M)
(+) Super-Light
(-) Not so responsive?

3) Flux DS30 (size M or L?)
(+) Super-Light
(-) Maybe too soft?

What do you guys think?
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