Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West of Lansing
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Personal differences in riding styles, rider size, conditions, etc. are going to affect how much of a difference you feel. Like I said, I personally felt a big difference. If I hadn't, then I would have had no adjustment period to the new bindings. But as it stands I did.
Of course, being a big guy on a fairly stiff board may be part of the reason the Missions felt underpowered for me. For you or someone else, you may not notice a major difference in terms of turning, as others have said.
Like I stated, the Mission is a good binding and probably fine for you. But in my experience the Factory is more responsive, durable and comfortable. YMMV though.
I wouldn't get too hung up on this idea that someone has to have the same exact models to make a fair comparison. There are tons of people on this forum who might not have both binders but have more experience in general and know their shit. Don't discount what others have to say on the topic.
You may just have to try them. If you don't like them, then sell them. If you do, sell the Missions. I kept mine as a backup set that I use on days I don't feel like charging all day.
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NS Heritage 166X