2008-2009 Binding Review

07 Oct, 2008


This review will be updated throughout the season as I demo and test more 08/09 bindings. Each review is judged by the same standard and for the majority of reviews I used my own boots (some exceptions).

About me as a snowboarder:

  • I’m coming up on my 15th season snowboarding.
  • I am a freerider (I ride trees, powder, steeps, groomers, natural terrain) and I ride halfpipe.
  • I am 5’6″ and typically ride a 158cm for my all mountain board, my powder board is a 161 or 164cm and my park board is a 155cm. I weigh about 200lbs give or take.
  • I am a regular rider with a 22 inch width, +15, -15 stance angles.
  • I wear size 8 womens snowboard boots and feel comfortable riding both men’s and women’s bindings.

My opinion is only my opinion…of how these bindings rode. Take it as you want. If you are looking for more binding reviews, go here

2008-2009 Binding Review

This list goes by brand alphabetically.

08-09 Burton Escapade EST
-Women’s
-Retails: $279.95

08-09 Burton Lexa EST
-Women’s
-Retails: $229.00

08-09 Burton Cartel
-Men’s
-Retails: $219.95

08-09 Drake Muse Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $199.00

08-09 Flow Essence Binding
-Retails: $229.00

08-09 Flow NXT-AT
-Men’s
-Retails: $268.95

08-09 Flux Titan Binding
-Men’s
-Retails: $190.00

08-09 K2 Cinch Vette Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $199.99

08-09 K2 Auto Agogo Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $229.00

08-09 K2 Virtue Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $179.95

08-09 Raiden Eris Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $209.00

08-09 Raiden Tigre Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $249.95

08-09 Ride Zeta Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $249.00

08-09 Rome Madison Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $210.00

08-09 Salomon Absolute Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $229.00

08-09 Salomon Relay-Elite Bindings
-Women’s
-Retails: $250.00

08-09 Technine Suerte Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $230.00

08-09 Union Force Binding
-Men’s
-Retails: $199.95

08-09 Union Contact Binding
-Men’s
-Retails: $179.00


08-09 Union Force SL Binding

-Men’s
-Retails: $279.00

08-09 Union Trilogy Binding
-Women’s
-Retails: $219.00

About the author

Shay

From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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7 Comments

  1. a-man
    October 08, 2008

    how much do you weigh?

  2. Shayboarder
    October 08, 2008

    I’ll be adding that to the snowboard review and the binding reivew, just need to weigh myself.

  3. a-man
    October 08, 2008

    oh.

    because I was all thinking that the way a snowboard rides has more to do with weight than height and then you’d chick(en) out and be all “f you!” on some “you don’t ask a lady that” and I’d be all “yeah see you’re all puffpiece sorvin them up fake extreme journalist you aint down for the info just the freeflow” and I’d be internet winnar but you callt my bluff.

    foiled again.

    FULL_DISCLOSURE: I weigh 180 but am skippin ropes and looking to make weight before state.

  4. Shayboarder
    October 08, 2008

    hahaha nah I’m honest with it, for the snowboard reviews it’s a huge part…not so much the binding reviews that’s why I didn’t include it yet.

    I don’t deny that I am a curvy woman…there’s a reason I can ride both men’s and women’s models and I have the weight to back it up.

  5. Anonymous
    November 24, 2008

    What bindings did you prefer most out of all the ones you tested? What bindings do you ride regularly? thanks.

  6. Shayboarder
    November 24, 2008

    I am spending the most time on Raiden Tigre’s right now, but I also have union contacts that I’ll soon be trading out for Union Force SL’s.

    Can’t really say one i preferred most…they all offer up something different to consider.