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    Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 11:58am
Anyone know about the Burton freestyle bindings? They are the cheapest model (119.99). I'm wondering if they are good quality.

Also--Alibi snowboards? They sell at Zumiez. Anyone ever heard of them or have experience?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:06pm
Freestyles - My first bindings over a decade ago.  They have withstood the test of time.  Soft, easy to ride, with not a lot of frills. My buddy rides these on his K2 Darkstar.  He's a great snowboarder and likes them a lot.

Alibi - Basically a Zumiez house brand, like Empyre.  I know a few people who have ridden them, especially the Sicter.  Aren't these M3 or M4s rebranded?  Personally, I'd say they are a step up from your Morrow/Lamar set up, but not quite to the "pro-level" brands.

Now, put those two together, you've got yourself a ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:07pm
The Burton Freestyles are a budget binding, something like the Burton Customs they will do the job for any beginner. Burton gear is reasonable quality, and they have great after sales support.

I don't know about Alibi boards, I'd suggest you buy your board from TruSnow

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:10pm
Alright. Thank you. There is a package at zumiez. Alibi Sicter, Burton Freestyle Bindings, and Thirtytwo Boots.. Its only 249.99. It would be my first board and i was wondering what kind of quality it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:20pm
Be careful with deals including boots, you absolutely must be trying boots on before buying. The fit between brands differs, I for example can't wear ThirtyTwo Boots as the fit is too wide.

You need to try on many brands and sizes until you get a good fit.

If you want to save money buy your board and bindings online, but really you should spend the money on boots. If your boots don't fit properly it will ruin your whole snowboarding experience.. Boots are THE MOST IMPORTANT part of your kit. :)



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:23pm
32 Prion boots I'm assuming??

That's the same package as the guy I knew that had the Sicter got. He rode it for a few years, then upgraded his board.  
The boots and bindings are from bang up companies for sure.  The board should be good to go as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:24pm
if you do find out they fit though, id go for it because its youre first board and as long as you arent going after anything too crazy anytime soon, then it should be a good board for you. and you arent going to find many packages with boots board and binding for only 250
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:26pm
Originally posted by Nire333

Anyone know about the Burton freestyle bindings? They are the cheapest model (119.99). I'm wondering if they are good quality.


They're just OK. Certainly not worth more than $75, IMO. Sierra S90's blow them away for comfort and control.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:30pm
@JDiggidy They are the Thirtytwo Exus boots. All of it looks pretty nice for a beginner first board. Thanks for your posts.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:31pm
@macg114    Thanks. That's the reason i asked about it, because i haven't found any other packages for that cheap...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:51pm
I would look around and see if you could find a slightly used board. For the same price you will get a lot better set up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:52pm
buying the package from Zumiez is the easy option. You should be able to pick up better quality gear on ebay if you have some time. I picked up some brand new burton mission bindings a year ago for $40. boots - you have to go to a store and try them on - you don;t want to get stuck witha  pair of bits that fit crap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 12:58pm
Ive never heard of the brand, but freestyles are meeh ok. I mean yea they will get the job done but if your looking for a lil more quality I would step up from there. As mentioned above you can get discounted models from last year which is always a good deal.

Or If your interested I have a pair of 2009 Burton cartels that have only been used about 5 times. I got them a year ago for a replacement board I dont use anymore and want to get rid of. they are white larges ill sell for 110 shipped. pm me if your interested
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 4:22pm
I would really recomend upgrading from the freestyles to the customs. Much better features for just a little more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 4:25pm
if l am not wrong aliba is zumiez in house brand. not sure who produces it for them, maybe if you ask for more info we can help you out better 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by coolz

if l am not wrong aliba is zumiez in house brand. not sure who produces it for them, maybe if you ask for more info we can help you out better 
Read above man, it was already covered that they are. Also it's Alibi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2012 at 4:51pm
If you are willing to drop a bit more coin, I agree with chillman on that binding upgrade.  What would that be... $40ish more???

Bindings are a BIG part of the setup, but the last thing lots of us upgrade.  In order, you'd probably want to upgrade/get a new board, then booties, then bindings.  Those customs are probably going to "last" you longer.  As long as the boots fit well, you can totally stick with them though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2012 at 12:00pm
Alright thanks guys. A few of my friends have the customs and say that they love them. I've ridden with and without the toe cap (like the customs). I like the toe cap a lot more. It seemed as though i had quicker hell to toe response. That sound right??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2012 at 12:18pm
I don't know about response as much, but I cap my straps because I like how capping takes the pressure off the top of the foot, and moves it into the structure of the out-sole itself.  It lets me crank the strap down harder, with very little change in comfort.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2012 at 12:45pm
Burton makes a good binding. The freestyle is low end burton but good binding for a beginner in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2012 at 12:51pm
ALright thanks tlab. JDiggidy, I noticed that also. I was looking at the freestyle online and i noticed that it looks like a toe strap (not a cap). It looks as though it has a little opening in the top of the strap. Correct or no?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2012 at 1:02pm
I think it's convertible. Not 100% on that, but I think you can run it on top or over the end.  That has its pros and cons, but I like the adaptability of it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2012 at 1:43pm
Alright, that sounds pretty cool. But I am starting to think about the customs instead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2012 at 1:33pm
why not pick up a pair of s90's on sale here for 140$ ? better then the customs and  cheaper 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2012 at 2:11pm
Originally posted by Nire3333

I noticed that also. I was looking at the freestyle online and i noticed that it looks like a toe strap (not a cap). It looks as though it has a little opening in the top of the strap. Correct or no? 

It's toe cap with a 3 inch hole in a rectangular shape fitted with elastic mesh fabric so you can bind the cap on top of your toes or use it as a cap strap,i"m going to say that binder is suited for beginners to intermediate riders tho it feels like the highback is made with cheap material it's really flexible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2012 at 3:00pm
Are the s90 nice?? And thanks bootleg I was wondering about that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2012 at 3:19pm
my buddy actually rides an alibi board with burton freestyles its a nice looking setup and hes got no problems the mountain. hes had the setup for awhile now too and still no complaints he thinkin of a new board but only because he wants a rocker...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2012 at 3:50pm
i have a bluebird on the way with s90's on em and all the reviews are great. I also have a pair of 390's and love them (I've heard the're similar bindings) any way Rome makes great stuff 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2012 at 4:52pm
Originally posted by Wzila

i have a bluebird on the way with s90's on em and all the reviews are great. I also have a pair of 390's and love them (I've heard the're similar bindings) any way Rome makes great stuff 

WZ - I hope the Bluebird w/ S90's arrives soon, damned Post Office.  I could have driven it farther in the 2 days they have had the package:

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haha ya dang lazy government workers.... But i'll be shredding it up on the crew all weekend so no need to whine there ain't enough pow for the fish or the bluebird 
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Lucky. I can't get out this whole weekend. Going Thursday and on Saturday.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/09/2012 at 6:43am
hey I ride that exact setup (sicter 162 wide, burton freestyles).. bought it from friend for $80.. I've been riding em for 3 years now.. actually just bought the STW boa 32's this year which is funny. I'm almost finished learning everything i need to be a pretty good rider. my board def started to delaminate in some spots however if you find the thread to file down the top sheet all the way around the board; this should never be a problem. I'm doing boxes and 5' jumps.. id say it was a good starting set-up and I'm ready to upgrade however I'm not financially ready to do so. And I'm not disappointed to having this board for another season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/10/2012 at 7:53pm
Can only comment on the freestyles. Gf's little bro rides them on his UnInc and rates them highly. Sure there not going to best bindings but are good value for money IMO. Certainly good enough for a 1st setup. His are about 2-3 years old and holding up well.

Plenty of used gear out there also, you could get better gear for the same coin, just a bit more effort to search I guess.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/10/2012 at 8:27pm
i hate my freestyles. The toe caps are crap and i can't wait to offload them. If i were you, id buy it right the first time. Pay a little extra and youll be much happier.
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