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Old 03-07-2014, 04:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Have you actually tried a very stiff binding? You may very well hate it. Although I used a very stiff aluminum binding (highback doesn't have any give) for years, I now very strongly prefer something in the Cartel range of stiffness. (My board is very stiff.)
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Have you actually tried a very stiff binding? You may very well hate it. Although I used a very stiff aluminum binding (highback doesn't have any give) for years, I now very strongly prefer something in the Cartel range of stiffness. (My board is very stiff.)
Why would I hate a stiff binding like the union chargers ? What are your experiences with stiff bindings and the reasons that you prefer a softer bindings and not a stiff one since u hated it?
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Why would I hate a stiff binding like the union chargers ? What are your experiences with stiff bindings and the reasons that you prefer a softer bindings and not a stiff one since u hated it?
Stiff bindings can be uncomfortable and tiring, and unforgiving ( caught edges ).

Can also be a bit more difficult in tight trees and moguls, makes it hard to pivot.

Also can be harder to butter or do other tricks ( caught edges for example) due to lack of flex.

All that said I love my diodes.
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Diode/machine/dm or factory. On the rides, I used to hate them, but the new el hefe is very nice. No longer feels like a bear trap with the new mini disk and highback
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm an aggressive rider I don't really butter and I don't pull off any crazy tricks I'm not planning on going to the X games and ccan't really afford to get hurt ..I pretty much bomb down the mountain and carve and hit some jumps to get some air ill hit some boxes but that's about it ....the Burton diode have the sane stiffness/flex rating as the union chargers
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Why would I hate a stiff binding like the union chargers ? What are your experiences with stiff bindings and the reasons that you prefer a softer bindings and not a stiff one since u hated it?
Like Lamps said, they can be unforgiving (with the softer binding I can easily recover slight edge catches that would throw me with the stiff binding) and uncomfortable. If there is some give the binding can act as suspension and help even out chop.

I have major issues foot steering my stiff board with my stiff binding - I need some soft range around neutral, otherwise my joints are kind of locked and I have no power to torque the board (and frequently have to resort to hop turns when going slow/flat stuff). I don't have that issue with a softer board though.

I also can move much better around / shift the weight and throw the board around with a softer binding. E.g. riding crusted snow works much better with the softer binding when the crust sometimes holds and sometimes breaks. With the softer binding chances of getting punished are a lot lower and steering while being in the back-seat (to prevent a nose-dive) works much better.

If you are coming from a Flite Pro, there is plenty of stiffer stuff without going to some extremely stiff binding...
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I solve all my problems with 7 boards+bindings!!!
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I solve all my problems with 7 boards+bindings!!!
I have two boards not everyone can be. Big Willy pimpin spending G's on 7boards n bindings nah mean ;-)
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I solve all my problems with 7 boards+bindings!!!
Different bindings?

Last year I had 3 pairs of the same binding. (C60's)
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Different bindings?

Last year I had 3 pairs of the same binding. (C60's)
Yes all different!

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