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hi there! I m looking for some new bindings.
I m 6'0 weight 75-77kg. I used to ride a Rome Manual 159 wide (2010 i think), Rome 390 (2010) and Salomon F20. Other than that some borrowed ones but I can't really remember their feeling.
I got a DC Lauri Tone Pro 156cm 2011-2012 in the offseason and some Nike Vapens (size 11) and ride ~45% slopes, 30% jumps, 10%jibbing and 15% pow.
Would really appreciate some advice.
Something I didn't like about my 390s was their quality, so I m not really sure if I should go for some new 390s again ...
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Union Factory's are the shit. Super versatile. You won't be disappointed. I'm not.
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The Factory is a good binding, but it has a lot of stock forward lean. I got calf bite in em and Nike's aren't a particularly high boot. Atlas has a little less stock forward lean, shoot for them if you want Union and don't want forward lean. Or if you wanna try a fairly different concept of what performance means in bindings the new Contact Pro is by far the best Union I've been in and all together a binding I'd own. For some other great options that will meld well with your Tone, Salomon Districts, K2 Formulas, Burton Cartels, Flow Fuse SE, or Flux RL's

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I picked up a pair of Flux RLs a couple of weeks ago and they've been a pleasant surprise. Super light and far more responsive than I suspected them to be.
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The Factory is a good binding, but it has a lot of stock forward lean. I got calf bite in em and Nike's aren't a particularly high boot. Atlas has a little less stock forward lean, shoot for them if you want Union and don't want forward lean. Or if you wanna try a fairly different concept of what performance means in bindings the new Contact Pro is by far the best Union I've been in and all together a binding I'd own. For some other great options that will meld well with your Tone, Salomon Districts, K2 Formulas, Burton Cartels, Flow Fuse SE, or Flux RL's
According to my angle finder the Factory has 1 degree more forward lean than the Atlas (you can see a difference when placed side-by-side). I personally have never noticed this while standing in them or riding. The Factory highback is little stiffer than the Atlas, and offers a bit more response, but considering what each binding is designed around, that's exactly what you'd expect. If he said he was jibbing 50% or more of the time, then I'd recommend the Atlas with the more flexible highback, but with his riding style, the Factory is the better choice hands down.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IS FITTING THE BOOT TO THE BINDING.

Seeing you know what percentage of riding you do where... it seems you want to be in a mid stiffness binding. After that its personal and how much money you want to spend. "Buy it RIGHT or buy it twice." is a good rule to live by in almost any hobby.

Union and Flux are my favorites for all around riding. After that go read the review at Angry's site... you will only find HONEST reviews from him and his crew. Gear Reviews
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From your picture I'd agree. I'll try and get a side by side today too cause the Factory's we have honestly look to have way more stock than yours.

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both bindings have adjustable highbacks which is a plus. Nivek are you saying even with zero forward lean adjustment the factories gave you calf bite? were they rotated in anyway at all or anything?

i just got the 13/14 atlas and have still been playing with the highback adjustment but I still cant be too sure i am even noticing a difference. i crank them forward a few clicks to ride though fresh snow and open them back up for rails and jumps.

really loving the binding so far, still making adjustments to see what feels good and to be honest im really impressed with the amount of adjustability these bindings offer, just got a new set of boots and all the little things really made a difference in getting the new boots to line up and fit perfectly over the board.
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For some reason I ended up with the Contact Pro or Flite Pro. Only reason i havent bought it yet is 1) Might a canted footbed make a difference on my board (i haven't tried canted ones) and 2) which size should i choose for my 11 nike vapens ? m/l or l/xl ?
i think the contact pro fits better to my style of riding, cause when i ride slopes I barely go as fast as possible...take some tiny jumps on the sides and stuff.
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For some reason I ended up with the Contact Pro or Flite Pro. Only reason i havent bought it yet is 1) Might a canted footbed make a difference on my board (i haven't tried canted ones) and 2) which size should i choose for my 11 nike vapens ? m/l or l/xl ?
i think the contact pro fits better to my style of riding, cause when i ride slopes I barely go as fast as possible...take some tiny jumps on the sides and stuff.
Go with the L/XL. Thanks for the support!
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