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Hey guys, Ive been doing my research and decided i want a canted binding...just need some advice on the best one!

Ive got it down to 5:

Ride capo
Nitro machine
K2 company
Rome 390 boss
Rome mob boss.

I want a binding with good warranty, something not too heavy and prob mid flex? A little about me: I'm an intermediate rider, don't do much park at all just groomed runs and some pow, i like bombing down the mountain and atm ive got a 153 t rice. I do want to get into doing jumps next time i go riding...

THings to consider: what would be a good binding for my board and style of riding? Do i need a stiff aggressive binding (can one be too stiff) or something all mountain medium flex? And is one of the brands above better regarded? And how important is weight...

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Hey guys, Ive been doing my research and decided i want a canted binding...just need some advice on the best one!

Ive got it down to 5:

Ride capo
Nitro machine
K2 company
Rome 390 boss
Rome mob boss.

I want a binding with good warranty, something not too heavy and prob mid flex? A little about me: I'm an intermediate rider, don't do much park at all just groomed runs and some pow, i like bombing down the mountain and atm ive got a 153 t rice. I do want to get into doing jumps next time i go riding...

THings to consider: what would be a good binding for my board and style of riding? Do i need a stiff aggressive binding (can one be too stiff) or something all mountain medium flex? And is one of the brands above better regarded? And how important is weight...

cheers guys
I tried the Maestro's and they seemed like a good binding. But after reading a post on this forum I will now stay away from anything ride because they customer service seams absolutely horrible. Since K2 and also Ride that may cancel that out of the running if your looking for good customer/warranty service. Here is the post you should really read it ( http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bindings/68202-ride-customer-service-sucks.html )

You would be best suited with like a 6 or 7 (out of 10) stiff rating this way you can get that all mountain versatility as well as working well in the park. Anything above or below the 6 or 7 mark and you will start to loose on either of the ends. There was also another post on here about the 390's having problems. It may have been and isolated incident but its worth doing a search on this forum because i forget what it was about specifically.

Weight is pretty important with boards but to my knowledge doesn't factor in much with bindings.
 

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Why do you have the machine listed? It's Nitro's stiffest binding, the blackhawk, phantom or zero would all suit you better.

I use the machine on my KTR and find I don't feel the stiffnes. The highback is tall enough it cradels my boot rather than digging into it.
 

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I tried the Maestro's and they seemed like a good binding. But after reading a post on this forum I will now stay away from anything ride because they customer service seams absolutely horrible. Since K2 and also Ride that may cancel that out of the running if your looking for good customer/warranty service. Here is the post you should really read it ( http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bindings/68202-ride-customer-service-sucks.html )

You would be best suited with like a 6 or 7 (out of 10) stiff rating this way you can get that all mountain versatility as well as working well in the park. Anything above or below the 6 or 7 mark and you will start to loose on either of the ends. There was also another post on here about the 390's having problems. It may have been and isolated incident but its worth doing a search on this forum because i forget what it was about specifically.

Weight is pretty important with boards but to my knowledge doesn't factor in much with bindings.
cool thanks man, i was just doing research via each brands websites finding canting etc but ill trawl thru the forums now to help make my decision. flex is hard cos each brand has their own scale...390 boss and mob boss sit in the middle of rome's scale and ive seen a million posts on here previously about how good they are...funny that you said there is a post about problems. Ill look into it. cheers
 

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I just upgraded too! I don't usually hang out in the parks either. I consider myself all mountain.

My top choices were Burton Cartel, Union contact pro, k2 company, and rome 390 boss.

I end up buying rome 390 boss, and it is freaking awesome. It's mid flex, and they are very comfy and responsive.

I really wanted to try the K2 company based on reviews but holy crap. I can't find them any where. They are all sold out. I guess it was too late in the season.

I don't know about ride capo, but I had a ride bindings. It's ok. Grant that it was more beginner bindings i had but I didn't realize until I got 390 boss that it totally sucked.

I'm don't have much to offer for nitro machines. It wasn't even on my list.

Good luck with buy. Just don't do what I did. I looked/research so long that I kept on changing my mind every other day. I end up with my new bindings toward the end of season. I wish I bought it sooner.

Also, lot of those should be on sale too.
 

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13 Malavitas all the way. Theyre comfortable, responsive, great for freestyle or hard charging, mid to stiff (6/10) flex, and Burton backs up their bindings pretty well.
 

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I just picked up a pairof the 390 Boss and they are pretty damn nice. they're super adjustable, plenty responsive, and waaaay comfy. I love mine. I love them so much I never even want to put my foot back into my Union Flites. Oh, and if your knees have hurt from snowboarding, then you'll love the canting that the Rome's have. :)
 

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Go with the 390 boss, Like these guys said. I have them and they are super responsive and hella comfy. However, they do get cosmetic wear easily but if that doesn't bother you then definitely go for them.
 

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i have a pair of rome 390s and they are ok. They scratch up easy and seem to have problems with getting snow stuck in them and not closing that easy.
its happened a few times now, i am going to return them to dogfunk...
 

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13 Malavitas all the way. Theyre comfortable, responsive, great for freestyle or hard charging, mid to stiff (6/10) flex, and Burton backs up their bindings pretty well.
do burton give a lifetime warranty? Ive been doing some reading and i think the general consensus is that autocant doesnt work as well as the true canting system that other brands use...do you think the auto cant works well? its a big deal for me cos my knees are effed.
 

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I just picked up a pairof the 390 Boss and they are pretty damn nice. they're super adjustable, plenty responsive, and waaaay comfy. I love mine. I love them so much I never even want to put my foot back into my Union Flites. Oh, and if your knees have hurt from snowboarding, then you'll love the canting that the Rome's have. :)
oh yeh...4 days of riding hard and i can barely walk up the lodge stairs to go to sleep :( wonder how it compares to burtons auto cant system
 

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I just upgraded too! I don't usually hang out in the parks either. I consider myself all mountain.

My top choices were Burton Cartel, Union contact pro, k2 company, and rome 390 boss.

I end up buying rome 390 boss, and it is freaking awesome. It's mid flex, and they are very comfy and responsive.

I really wanted to try the K2 company based on reviews but holy crap. I can't find them any where. They are all sold out. I guess it was too late in the season.

I don't know about ride capo, but I had a ride bindings. It's ok. Grant that it was more beginner bindings i had but I didn't realize until I got 390 boss that it totally sucked.

I'm don't have much to offer for nitro machines. It wasn't even on my list.

Good luck with buy. Just don't do what I did. I looked/research so long that I kept on changing my mind every other day. I end up with my new bindings toward the end of season. I wish I bought it sooner.

Also, lot of those should be on sale too.
sweeeeet. im leaning toward the 390 boss cos everyone is raving about them...

Rome 390 Boss Binding Review | The Good RideThe Good Ride

according to this site they are soft flex? not sure how much weight i should put into the stats on this site but they seem an inferior binding to the ride capo or the rome mob boss...
 

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i went with cartels since they consistently have great reviews.
malavitas are more park focused correct?
im checking out cartels right now...but auto cant? i have a lib tech t rice board so would medium flex bindings be better or aggressive bindings like the ride capo's?
 

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Malavitas are slightly more freestyle focused than cartels, however they are probably stiffer than cartels and more comfortable with the asym strap and more gel cushioning plus they're really light. I use mine for freeriding groomers with some occasional jumps and theyrr awesome. I've never had any canting other than autocant so I can't compare that directly but if I compare them to my '12 restricted missions without autocant I can tell my knees feel a lot better at the end of the day. plus they're 20% off on dogfunk now.:)
 

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according to this site they are soft flex? not sure how much weight i should put into the stats on this site but they seem an inferior binding to the ride capo or the rome mob boss...
Most agree to ignore the good ride reviews. The 390/boss are not a soft binding. They're probably best described as midstiff, they're a nice combination of give and response for all mt. freestyle. If you want something more responsive (stiffer) there is the targa, or more park oriented (softer) the mob/boss.

For your described riding if you can get past the enevitable paint chipping the 390 boss would be a great choice.
 
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