Originally Posted by UNION INHOUSE
Phony is correct here. It's all about personal preference.
The Contact & Contact Pro would be directed more towards freestyle/park/jumping/jibbing if you wanted to pigeon hole it. Gigi helped design it, and rips the hell out of Alaska on em. Dan Brisse jibs on Atlas' so there you go.
If you want an overall softer binding, go with the contact family. If you want more power and response, go Atlas family.
Thanks and Happy Friday!
Thanks for the info. I doubt I'll have the chance to demo so trying to figure out where each binding fits in the scheme of things flex-wise. I appreciate it's also down to personal preference and "feel" and difficult to pigeon hole as a result. But just a broad outline in terms of stiffness and flex across the range is helpful to get me looking in the right place to begin with.
For what it's worth I'll be riding a Yes Great Beauties board and the bindings I'm considering are:
Union - Contact Pro or Atlas
Burton - Cartel or Malavita
Flux - DMCC light
I think something forgiving (but not too forgiving) in terms of highback flex is what I'm after. I'm still fairly new to the sport and would probably benefit from med or med-soft binding as I look to develop my skills etc.