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Old 02-24-2014, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default UNION bindings-Factory Travis Rice 2013/14

Hello,

Dilemma i have now Burton Mission Snowboard Bindings On Sale Burton Mission Snowboard Bindings up to 40% off and wanted to ask does it worth change it to On Sale Union Factory Snowboard Bindings 2014 UNION BINDINGS-FACTORY TRAVIS RICE 2013/14

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At the moment my gear: Travis Rice Pro HP 2013 model board stiff 7 level Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro C2BTX HP Snowboard 2013 Review - Tactics.com - YouTube

Bindings are those On Sale Burton Mission Snowboard Bindings On Sale Burton Mission Snowboard Bindings up to 40% off

And boots DC SHOES-TRAVIS RICE 2013/14 DC DC Travis Rice Review, User Reviews & Buyers Guide

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of riding do you do and where do you typically ride? I don't know much about your board or boots, but I currently ride the Factory bindings after having ridden the Missions for my first couple seasons, so I might be able to offer some general insight. There are people here that can give you more detail, but they'll want to know what your riding style and conditions are.

In my opinion, the Missions are definitely more playful while the Factories are much stiffer and more responsive. The Factories are also more comfortable in my opinion. They are better suited to hard-charging and freeriding than the Missions are, even though the Missions work pretty well in that regard too. I'd say if you are all-mountain but tend to do more park/freestyle stuff then the Mission is probably fine. But if you want more response and something stiffer, then get the Factory. But don't buy it if you are just trying to round out a complete "Travis Rice" setup.

I think the Mission is a good binding if you can get it on sale. I still use mine from time to time.
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What kind of riding do you do and where do you typically ride? I don't know much about your board or boots, but I currently ride the Factory bindings after having ridden the Missions for my first couple seasons, so I might be able to offer some general insight. There are people here that can give you more detail, but they'll want to know what your riding style and conditions are.

In my opinion, the Missions are definitely more playful while the Factories are much stiffer and more responsive. The Factories are also more comfortable in my opinion. They are better suited to hard-charging and freeriding than the Missions are, even though the Missions work pretty well in that regard too. I'd say if you are all-mountain but tend to do more park/freestyle stuff then the Mission is probably fine. But if you want more response and something stiffer, then get the Factory. But don't buy it if you are just trying to round out a complete "Travis Rice" setup.

I think the Mission is a good binding if you can get it on sale. I still use mine from time to time.
Hello,

Thanks for your answer Well i ride all mountain mostly and dont do any tricks, sometimes natural jumps on a mountain, sometimes i go on powder, what is point i created this topic, because wanted to know what better things i would get with UNIONS, for example looking at this website reviews Burton Mission 2014-2010 Review, Price Comparison & Buyers Guide Burton beats UNIONS Union Factory Review, Price Comparison & Buyers Guide Unions has only better "Heel-Toe Response" while MISSIONS rated 3 stars instead of 5, so i repeat it, if i change from MISSION to UNION will i get something really COOL features with UNIONS, in other words "WOW UNIONS made my day, its really worth changing from MISSIONS you will feel difference for sure" or you wont feel any big difference changing from MISSIONS to UNIONS?

What do you mean "But if you want more response and something stiffer, then get the Factory." stiffer but not too stiff i like aggressive riding on black slopes sometimes i want big response on turning my board i mean i want super responsive easy turning board, i dont want any big struggles on turning my board side to side...

p.s i am not trying to buy all Rice setup, just want to have pure snowboarding

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sounds like you dont need them. but we always buy shit we dont need right so if you've got the extra cash and you want to try some stiffer bindings go with them.
that said I really love my union bindings, best i've ever had. i have this years atlas and they just feel so solid and well made.
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sounds like you dont need them. but we always buy shit we dont need right so if you've got the extra cash and you want to try some stiffer bindings go with them.
that said I really love my union bindings, best i've ever had. i have this years atlas and they just feel so solid and well made.
thanks for your input stiffer bindings are more difficult to turn and not so forgiven like medium stiffness bindings? i red all over forums stiffer bindings "Stiff flex bindings are meant to transmit rapid and powerful response to your snowboard’s edges. People who do a lot of freeriding or pipe riding choose to use stiff bindings for total control when sending it at high speeds."

So if i will use UNIONS i will fall more often or how?

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If you're worried about difficult to turn you shouldn't even be on a T-rice to be honest.
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If you're worried about difficult to turn you shouldn't even be on a T-rice to be honest.
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Thanks for your answer, what do you mean? I would love to know is it easy turning and forgiven bindings, like his board for example "T RICE HP PRO", i ride it and it very forgiving because of "magne-traction" system all i want to know is how UNION bindings ride are they very different from MISSION binding

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