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11-13-2012 04:56 PM
rob7289 make sure you strap into any unions with your boot before you buy! union to straps are really a hit or miss. many boots, including mine, do not work or fit, at all. with union toe straps.

some say they fit like a glove, but they werent for me
11-13-2012 04:51 PM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by Nube View Post
Ok after much thought i think I will spend a bit more cash.

I am now thinking of a Capita outdoor Living 154 cm with union contact pro bindings. The capita is a bit more advanced. Could i still learn on it?
Is it this year's outdoor living?

Contact pros are really fun bindings. Super versatile and insanely light.
Also, with Union's toe strap you can run it as a cap or over the top.

It'll be fine for learning. Mid flex twin freestyle board with a good sidecut for turning. It'll grow with you too.
11-13-2012 04:41 PM
Nube Ok after much thought i think I will spend a bit more cash.

I am now thinking of a Capita outdoor Living 154 cm with union contact pro bindings. The capita is a bit more advanced. Could i still learn on it?
11-13-2012 04:36 PM
Lamps
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The Freestyles have a toe strap instead of a toe cap. I'd go for the Custom instead in that price range. I just searched everywhere yesterday for my neighbour and it looks like Corbetts in Oakville has the best price on last years Custom size Medium (8-10) for $130 or so...
This advice is good - bindings with toe straps blow chunks, minimum quality should have a toe cap, or change it yourself.

As far as your earlier question about setting up the stance and straps on the bindings if a show will do it for free you could have them do it. You can also do it yourself quite easily.
11-13-2012 03:38 PM
Nube
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it sounds like the bindings are coming with the board. if that is the case, go for it. if you are buying the freestyles separately, id suggest a more responsive model unless your getting them cheap. as for placement, a good starting ground is take the bindings off, stand on the board and do a squat. whatever placement and angle gives you good stability and comfort is what your after.

at 5'11 and 160, a 151 is going to be a definite park/jib board. im 5'8, 145 and use a 156 board for park and carving.
Thanks for the reply! So regarding that this board will be a definite park/jib board...could i still use it for say a free ride or carving? Also does a few cm make a huge difference?

BTW the freestyle bindings that come with the board have toe cap technology.
11-13-2012 03:34 PM
poutanen
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Are Burton Freestyle bindings a good bet for beginner? Or should i get something better?
The Freestyles have a toe strap instead of a toe cap. I'd go for the Custom instead in that price range. I just searched everywhere yesterday for my neighbour and it looks like Corbetts in Oakville has the best price on last years Custom size Medium (8-10) for $130 or so...
11-13-2012 03:11 PM
pharcyde it sounds like the bindings are coming with the board. if that is the case, go for it. if you are buying the freestyles separately, id suggest a more responsive model unless your getting them cheap. as for placement, a good starting ground is take the bindings off, stand on the board and do a squat. whatever placement and angle gives you good stability and comfort is what your after.

at 5'11 and 160, a 151 is going to be a definite park/jib board. im 5'8, 145 and use a 156 board for park and carving.
11-13-2012 02:57 PM
Nube Anyone???///?/
11-13-2012 01:55 PM
Nube Ok so I am thinking of a Burton Clash 2010 model in 151 cm with burton Freestyle Bindings 2011 model. I am going to ride mostly park BUT may hit the mountains sometime and do some freeriding. Does this sound like an OK setup?


Also if I am buying a second hand board with bindings attached how should I go about placing them so they are at the optimal place on the board for freestyle and my stance? Take them into a shop? Or do it myself?
11-13-2012 12:40 PM
Lamps I suggest that you buy new boots, ideally last year's so that you get a discount. Go to the shop, try on lots of pairs. Very important to try the boots on first.

Buying last year's board/bindings will save on cost, or used stuff will also be fine for starting out.

Clash is probably a good choice, you sound like you're set on the park for most of your riding.

Don't skimp on boots, it's the most important part.
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