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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 07:22 PM
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burton EST bindings . Yes or NO

Got new custom X last year and its the bomb. I used the flow bindings with it and I found them good. Was thinking of investing in a pair of est bindings. Would appreciate a bit of feedback and advice. I am an intermediate rider.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 11:51 PM
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I wouldn't bother getting EST bindings if you have ones you like on it already. BTW, you manage to get Flow bindings working on the channel?
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Yep sure did. Just used the special Burton baseplates that came with the board. They allow you use all regular bindings on the Channel system.
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I have an ICS board with a set of non EST bindings too and they work well, I am tempted to get myself a set of EST cartels but want to get just a little more mileage out of the ones ive got first. Maybe next season.
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I'm with ckang on this. If you got your flows working and there's nothing wrong with them, the EST bindings won't add anything to the mix.
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For the most part I used to be with everyone else on this. EST bindings don't really help that much, but then I got a chance to ride a pair. They really do help your riding in my opinion. The first thing I noticed was that I just felt I had better control over the board because the bindings mount outside the baseplate. The system just controls a larger area of the board than the traditional disc mounting system. And also if weight is an issue to you then they are lighter than most traditional bindings, becuase there is no plastic under your foot. I would definitely recommend EST's.
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Yep sure did. Just used the special Burton baseplates that came with the board. They allow you use all regular bindings on the Channel system.
no, they allow you to use any non est Burton binding. it may be a coincidence that discs fits into flows but its not by design.
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For the most part I used to be with everyone else on this. EST bindings don't really help that much, but then I got a chance to ride a pair. They really do help your riding in my opinion. The first thing I noticed was that I just felt I had better control over the board because the bindings mount outside the baseplate. The system just controls a larger area of the board than the traditional disc mounting system. And also if weight is an issue to you then they are lighter than most traditional bindings, becuase there is no plastic under your foot. I would definitely recommend EST's.
Yea that's why I want to give the EST's a try, I currently have Non EST Cartels and to pick up a pair would be the best way to compare the 2, EST bindings even if they are the "same" model are still a very different design, your foot is closer to the board and the attachment points are outside the baseplate, flex and response would have to be quite different.
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Im no expert on the hardware side of things. But has anyone else apart from me got a non Burton pair of bindings mounted on a channel system??? Have I spent last season riding around on a death trap with my flows stuck to my custom x???
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Im no expert on the hardware side of things. But has anyone else apart from me got a non Burton pair of bindings mounted on a channel system??? Have I spent last season riding around on a death trap with my flows stuck to my custom x???
Ya, i was surprised you got it fit because it only officially supports non EST Burton bindings as mentioned previously. Heard Union bindings works ok with the baseplate but didn't know Flow worked too. To be on the safe side, i suggest you not ride with the flows on the EST board anymore. You don't want to get yourself hurt over this (also gives you a good excuse to get the EST bindings )

I ride the 08 Uninc and 08 Uninc EST (Triads) and they are quite good
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