Originally Posted by henry06x
The contact pro is really that much softer? The contact is unions softest binding i believe, but I was thinking the pro was a little more beefed up version. From what I read and review sites have the pro categorized with the rodeo and malavita. And the cartel, capo, and atlas in a category for similar bindings. Hmmm
I know it shouldn't be important but binding looks do come into play for me and I find the construction style of these three brands really catch my eye. I really do like flow and the concept. My friend has an older set and they really are super convenient especially around here. I was thinking I'd need more of the nx2 tech for my feet and I like cranking my straps down snug. I see they did add ratchets for 2013 but they don't have a canted footbed or the hing for the opening in the strap.
Well the Contact Pro is stiffer than the Contact, but not a ton. And the thing about the after market canting I've seen on Unions doesn't usually give any kind of canting to the heel area. Just under the toe/footpad. Which to be honest could be worse than no canting at all. And I'd more line the Contact Pro up with Zero's, DS30's and whatnot.
In the past that is exactly where the Cartels would fit, but this years highback is noticeably softer so I'm thinkin it's going to ride more parky than in years past.