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Old 04-20-2009, 07:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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lol thats true...

to the OP, i dunno about the Freestyles, i would just spend the dough for a quality setup, and if you really think about it, say you go 5 times a year, 4 years. 20 times at 30$ a pop. thats 600$ you spent on worthlessness. you could of had a full top of the line setup..
yeah, I always thought that, but knowing that you should have it and actually handing over 600 dollars to someone are two different things, you know? I could never get there...
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Freestyles will be good for you. At that price you can't go wrong. What year are they? if there 09 then grab them for sure. They have more padding and the Toe Cap Strap this alone is worth the 30 bucks. If your a cruiser they will last a while. Really depends on how hard you ride.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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no, unfortunately they are '08s, but like you said they will work for that price. I'm thinking of doinging a lot more park riding next season, so they might no last that long, but hopefully by then I will have a few more bucks to buy some better binders. I keep seeing the Rome 390's and Union Force's recommened everywhere, so maybe I'll keep an eye out for those at a cheaper price.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have always used Rental equipment because I could never justify spending 1000 dollars on snowboard equipment when I could just use the rental gear.
Let's do some math here. Once a month for 4 years at $25 a day to rent. Even if you only rented one day each month at 4 months, that's $100 a year times 4 equals $400. It sounds like you went more than 4 times a year so I can only imagine how much you have spent on rental equipment. Add up how much you've spent and it's likely over the amount you would have spent on your own setup. Not to mention the quality of equipment you would have enjoyed. I went snowboarding for the first time this January. Only one full day of rental equipment at $25. I live in Texas and plan to make trips to Colorado about 2-3 times a year and just got back from a trip last weekend. That's only about 9 days of riding per year. I still decided to buy equipment after my January trip and used it Easter weekend. Total spent on brand new '09 equipment was $615 shipped to my door for equipment that I believe is some of the best you can get. '09 Bataleon Goliath $345, '09 Rome Targa $160, '09 Vans Cirro $110. Even at full retail for the same equipment, it's only like $800-$850.

My question is where are you shopping or what equipment are you looking at that it's going to cost $1000 for a setup? IMO, I couldn't justify throwing money away on renting equipment, especially after using a crappy and too short Burton Cruzer with shitty Burton bindings and busted as boots compared to my setup. There are deals out there to justify spending the money rather than throwing the money away on rental gear.
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Sorry, I just read the entire thread and realized someone else already made this point.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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well for 27 bucks you can't really go wrong.

BUT. my first bindings were a pair of 06 freestyles. they're cheap for a reason. screws always came loose, my feet would move around in the bindings, the top strap was uncomfortable, but i had to tighten them to the point of cutting off circulation to keep my feet from moving around.

if you're serious about the sport, chances are you're going to upgrade your bindings later, so you'd might as well buy new ones now. i just bought the '09 cartels, and i love em
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sa ve up money and I would suggest getting burton custom bindings from sierrasnowboard.com, they are havin a 50% off sale because its summer.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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:t humbsdowno not get these bindings get bindings from sierrasnowboard.com they are having a %50 off sale cuz its summer.
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