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Old 12-01-2013, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2014 Contact Pros for Proto CT

Hey guys, looking for a little input here. I realize the Proto CT has been discussed ad nauseam and the 2014 Contact Pros probably don't have a lot of real world use yet, but I am thinking of picking up a pair for my Proto. Current bindings are some older Forces, and I am looking for something with newer tech/features, lighter weight, reasonably comfortable, and hopefully a better match for my board/riding style. I like to ride the whole mountain, and I don't spend a ton of time in the park but would like to get better there. I like to have fun screwing around on side hits, etc. and generally just playing on the whole mountain. I have heard the Contact Pros described as "surfy" and I'm not really sure what that means exactly. I don't want a vague feeling as to where my edges are, but I also don't want every little movement transmitted into my board. Boots are 32 TM-Two, if it matters. I'm probably over analyzing this, but just wanted to get some input before I pull the trigger.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys, looking for a little input here. I realize the Proto CT has been discussed ad nauseam and the 2014 Contact Pros probably don't have a lot of real world use yet, but I am thinking of picking up a pair for my Proto. Current bindings are some older Forces, and I am looking for something with newer tech/features, lighter weight, reasonably comfortable, and hopefully a better match for my board/riding style. I like to ride the whole mountain, and I don't spend a ton of time in the park but would like to get better there. I like to have fun screwing around on side hits, etc. and generally just playing on the whole mountain. I have heard the Contact Pros described as "surfy" and I'm not really sure what that means exactly. I don't want a vague feeling as to where my edges are, but I also don't want every little movement transmitted into my board. Boots are 32 TM-Two, if it matters. I'm probably over analyzing this, but just wanted to get some input before I pull the trigger.
I wouldn't describe "surfy" as sloppy. It's more of a board-feel deal. The mini disk and minimal binding to board contact area allows your board to perform naturally in a 360 degree fashion. How's that for some catalog copy?

This binding rules. Examples from team dudes riding them, you have Gigi slashing pow and riding AK, and loves them. Then you have just about every jibber on our team currently riding them and loving them. I've tested them out just carving high speed on hard pack, and they kill it there too.

If you get them, you'll be happy.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you get them, you'll be happy.
You promise?

I think I'm going to give them a shot. Initial reviews here seem to be pretty favorable, and Union hasn't disappointed me yet.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You promise?

I think I'm going to give them a shot. Initial reviews here seem to be pretty favorable, and Union hasn't disappointed me yet.
Unless you're some crazy, impossible to please maniac, I guarantee.
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Rode mine yesterday, loved them! So comfy, felt like nothing was on my feet, new buckles and toe strap works soooo much better! Enough response for riding all over the mountain, and flexible enough for ground tricks and jibbing.
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Am I missing something here? How do you tell what angle your bindings are at with the new mini discs? All I can see are the little hash marks on the baseplate, but no angle numbers.
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Am I missing something here? How do you tell what angle your bindings are at with the new mini discs? All I can see are the little hash marks on the baseplate, but no angle numbers.
Theres a 15 degree mark i found on mine, its very hard to see, but if you look close enough its there, i thought the same thing.
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Ah, yeah, I see them now. They are really hard to see, especially on the green baseplates. 0/15/30 marks
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Ah, yeah, I see them now. They are really hard to see, especially on the green baseplates. 0/15/30 marks
Not to be Mr. Obvious, but each notch is 3 Degrees.
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Not to be Mr. Obvious, but each notch is 3 Degrees.
Haha yeah, thanks, I figured that part out
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