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Old 08-27-2014, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Apologies for yet another "what bindings" thread.

Just bought a Jones Flagship for some freeride charging and need a new set of bindings to go with it. Currently torn between the Burton Cartels and the new Union T.Rice Navigators (new to the line this year, look like a slightly tweaked Factory binding).

Trying to read up as much as i can as i don't have the option of trying unfortunately. I wear a Burton Ion boot so am very tempted by the potentially good fit and ridiculous amount of positivity for the cartels, but slightly concerned that they might not be stiff enough for the jones flagship.

Unions sound good on paper, stiff binding, canted footbeds good cushioning but much harder to find reviews on plus union seem to have some historical issues with the ankle strap comfort and the toe strap ratchet.

Don't really touch the park, just looking for a binding which is comfy enough to carve the pistes all day if needed but can also tame the jones flagship for those special days.

any thoughts on the above two or others very welcome, cheers!
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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by the way i was also eyeing up the Now Drive bindings but was put off by some comments that the heel cup may be a little tight for larger feet (i wear US size 13). If anyone could confirm/deny if that's true then that would be great. Cheers!
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Neither know the Cartels nor Union bindings... some bindings which work well for the Flag:

The SO uses NOW Drive for his Carbon Flag, pairs well. However, he had quite some quality issues... two broken ratchets and one broken ladder in ~15d use.

I liked the Burton Diodes a lot with my Flag, I'm a fan of the new strap design. No fancy responce reducing padding, nevertheless very comfy. (Would have gone with them, but found out that I can use my split bindings).

Also look at Salomon Quantum (interesting wide highback design) or Rossi XV (not my favourites cos the highback didn't fit my calves, but may work well for a guy). Haven't tried the Nidecker Carbon (my size was not available) but they were recommended by the demo tent guy for that board.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I agree with Neni about the Diodes if ya went Burton!!!!!

Look at FLUX's DM's, or if ya want to save a few dollars opt for their SF's!!!!!

Both comfy, responsive binders with a great build quality!!!!!

* DM's are Carbon Composite, SF's are 45% Nylon Blend!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ride El Hefe are worth a look as well I'm using them on my hovercraft.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm in size 12 boots and have no problem with now drives
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am in the same place as scandi boarder and was wondering if the now drive fits thirty two boots well?
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