. I am trying to work out which ride bindings would be the best for me? I was looking at the beta movement and the spi. Can someone please help me? I am also open to suggestions.
I've got the 07/08 Spi's as a replacement for stolen 05/06 Spi's.
90% of what I do is freeride and I'm always looking for the perfect carve.
I love the 07/08's:
stiff and long highback so you get great response, but still with enough flex that they don't get all twitchy at speed on hard corderoy.
Nice wide padded ankle strap that keeps me snug, but without hot spots.
Convertible toe strap that stays where you put it, This may have more to do with the shape of your boot, but I've worn 3 different boots with that binding without any slippage.
I had heard stories about the ratchets being hard to undo and mine were for a few runs, but never a problem after that. Maybe the ladder teeth need to get slightly rounded off.
I have no idea what they're like in the park.
Buysnow,com had them for $159. I know you'll hear about the 390's, but IMO, you can't go too far wrong with Ride bindings or their customer service.