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Hey guys i have a question from a friend i hoped you could help me with..


He is looking for a new set of bindings but they have to be almost freeride only..(Stiff as ****)

I know you guys tries a lot of bindings so i thought id just throw this one out there..


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Hey guys i have a question from a friend i hoped you could help me with..


He is looking for a new set of bindings but they have to be almost freeride only..(Stiff as ****)

I know you guys tries a lot of bindings so i thought id just throw this one out there..


/Cheers
Catek Freerides, I can guarantee you there does not exist a stiffer strap binding (that's probably a good thing). I rode a prototype back in 2003 or 2004, were too stiff/heavy for me (although they've improve the design since then, dropping the weight by like 40%).



Nidecker use to make stiff bindings... recently I've been riding Burton C60s, but they are crazy expensive at normal price (I got them for 70% off clearance). I have a pair of CO2 I found during the summer, which I plan to try once there is reasonable snow.
 

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^those are definitely the stiffest bindings out there.

some more mainstream alternatives

burton diode

ride el hefe
 

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When it comes to stiff I love my bent metal step in's. They are little old, I bought a backup set for 30 bucks on eBay. All aluminum base plate. My fav free ride binding yet, just bought some union force sl's Im excited to try.
 

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Sorry to steal your thread! I'm looking at buying a Kessler Ride on one of those internet deals (must have 5 buyers but it's 50% off the $1300 MSRP so worth it methinks).

Here's the problem, I'm riding a Burton T7 with C60 EST bindings and they obviously won't fit on a standard 4 hole pattern.

What's the best option for a sniff as shit binding? Looking at the Catek's but I've grown very used to the light C60s and the ratchets are smooth as butter. I wonder if I could find a pair of non-EST C60s somewhere?
 

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What's the best option for a sniff as shit binding? Looking at the Catek's but I've grown very used to the light C60s and the ratchets are smooth as butter. I wonder if I could find a pair of non-EST C60s somewhere?
I think the Burton Diodes are the replacement for the C60 and come in a non-EST variant.
 

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Those diodes look nice but I'm not so sure about that hinged heel cup business. I actually thought about making some aluminium adapter plates to mate my C60s to the Kessler.
 

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the 'hinge business' is only on the est version. Get the reflex version and it will fit on 4x4 AND not have the hinge. Mind you, the hinge only allows a small amount of lateral movement, similar to what you get naturally on reflex bindings
 

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the 'hinge business' is only on the est version. Get the reflex version and it will fit on 4x4 AND not have the hinge. Mind you, the hinge only allows a small amount of lateral movement, similar to what you get naturally on reflex bindings
Thanks, the non-EST version looks like it might be a good match for the Kessler... Now to decide if I want to pull the trigger and get this board. :eek:
 
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