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Old 04-07-2014, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FLUX SF to Union Factory or NOW?

I've been riding the SF45's for a bit on a NS Legacy 166 and am thinking they are a tad too stiff. Granted they are supposed to be responsive but I find I am getting calf bite a lot. I have big feet (size 13-14 depending on boots) so seems like options can be limited when it comes to bindings and sizing.

I was wondering if anyone thinks the Union Factory would be a good transition to something a little more forgiving? Or possibly NOW IPO? Not sure if the NOW's will make the sizing cut. Any big feet riders here using the size large NOW's?

Or recommend something with a more tolerable high back?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you rotate the high backs?

you can also get more mellow response by switching the highbacks depending on yr.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely rotated the high backs. I'm not sure I can swap out the high backs as they are 2012/2013 Flux SF45's. Unless someone knows if its possible? It looks like the DS/DL/DM's have a softer high back but not sure if thats just a model year thing I am seeing online.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its possible to switch the highbacks. I have the same year high backs from that year.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What high backs did you replace them with? Where did you get the replacement high backs?
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Pretty sure 24WERD means to swap the highbacks over with each other!!!!!

ie Left <> Right!!!!!

This will change the lateral flex pattern, and most likely solve ya issue!!!!!
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did you rotate the high backs?
Does that really make a difference? I used to do it with my old Burton Mission bindings when I was a newbie, but I asked some pro riders and industry folks about it this season when setting up my new Burton Genesis and I got almost laughed out of the room. One guy who claimed he was involved in designing the Genesis asked me whether I also put 'go fast' stripes on my car...

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One guy who claimed he was involved in designing the Genesis asked me whether I also put 'go fast' stripes on my car...
Should've asked'm if he adjusts the drivers seat in his?????
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Should've asked'm if he adjusts the drivers seat in his?????
Well, he was pretty insistent that any rotation makes edge-to-edge response worse.
But then he runs a company that makes snowboards in Niseko, so not sure whether he really had anything to do with Burton bindings.
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Can't go wrong trying Burton Malavita or Cartel, great all-mountain bindings. I have about 200 days on my '12 'Vitas (which I bought used on the forum for $125) and I honestly can't imagine riding another binding unless allowed free trials or sponsorship (both incredibly unlikely), for the simple fact they have been invisible since the day I strapped them in. I can't ask anything else of a binding (In this time I have destroyed an NS Proto, 3 pairs of goggles, a helmet, 1 each pants/jacket, a pair of boots, 3 pairs of gloves, 4pairs of speakers, 2 pipes, 2 phones and a couple pounds of weed, oh and aside from a little fray on the heel hammock, they are in 100%working order). Also both options are gonna be noticeably more forgiving than the SF45.
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