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Old 07-03-2008, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lighter Weight bindings-- suggestions

Hello.

I've been using an older pair of Cinch bindings and I've decided to give up and try something else.
Trouble is, few (if any) manufacturers provide the actual weight of their product. I went with the CINCH as they were cheaper than the FLOWS at the time but I don't necessarily believe I got a 'good deal'. They were heavy and hard to adjust and I don't care to repeat the experience.

Your thoughts and positive comments are appreciated.

Felice

p.s. The K2 Auto binding--I did read about the recall but have since read that all of the bugs have been sorted. Would they be a fair choice?

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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rome 390's or any ride bindings
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The K2 auto is a light binding at it works well. I used the pre recall binders which worked fine. The recall had to do with an issue where you could step on and fray the cable causing it to break. At least that is my understanding. If that happened the whole system was done. Supposedly they have fixed that. As far as ease of use, performance, and comfort goes. It was a very high quality binder. The only question I had was durability. The recall seemed to support that. If that is fixed, it should be a great reliable binder. Very easy to use.

The Flow Team binding is the lightest out there I believe. I've demo'd them and they were ridiculously light, yet very comfortable and responsive. Also very very expensive. If you don't have a hook up or a huge supply of cash I would look elsewhere. The NXT models are nice too.

Rome, Ride, and Union all make quality bindings that don't weigh a lot. Especially when compared to the Cinch. That is a freakin' medicine ball of a binder. I have a b pair of Union Force DLX binders and for freeriding they excel. Nice and light, very comfortable and super responsive. When I demo'd them I liked them better than the Rome bindings (Arsenals I believe) I demo'd and much better than any Ride binding. Sorry, I am not that impressed with them. Quality, yes, but so many other companies put that extra effort into their binder. They could step it up a notch.
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Default The lightest binding on the market weighs in at 400 bones

UNION BINDINGS 09 Force MC


See details price: $398.95

Tests in Vegas proved it to be the lightest snowboard binding on the Market:
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Suburban Blend;56855]UNION BINDINGS 09 Force MC

Yea the Union Force MC is one hell of a lightweigh binder, its base & back is made of carbon fibre & they look sweeet too. Problem for me was i couldn't justify paying the hefty price tag but if u can afford it, im sure its worth its weigh in gold. I went for the Union Force instead, still a pretty light binding, looks very solid & comes at a third of the price(with end of season sales) of the MC.
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Hey now that is an 09' model. I'll be sure to take 'em for a spin at demo days this winter. Thanks for posting them up suburban.
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Lift some weights or get in shape. Binding weight is just difference in grams.
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Yeah, but what if you are a super pussy like me?
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Yeah, but what if you are a super pussy like me?
Then Drive a Hummer H3 and you can compensate for it.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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or you could buy some expensive, matching outerwear and some cool looking goggles and walk around the lodge all day.
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