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Old 12-04-2014, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bindings for a Libtech T.Rice Pro HP

Looking for some recommendations for a new set of bindings on my Lib. I had last seasons cartels on it, but they were the wrong size and long story short I had to get rid of them. I wear size 10 burton ion leather boots currently. The bindings I am considering are:

2015 Burton Cartels
2015 Union Forces

I am not opposed to other bindings, but I am concerned that the Cartels will not be stiff enough. I know the cartels fit, but I found them a little soft in the highback. I like the lateral freedom though which is why I am looking at Forces. Any recommendations?
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I ride forces on mine and feels great. another option I've been eyeing out is the factory.
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I ride Union Charger plates with Factory high backs, so a stiffer Union. I have also run my Flux DMCC Light's on there as well and enjoyed both. I am thinking the DMCC Lights are too soft for the board now that I know what I am doing, but I keep them as they aren't worth anything to sell now.

As a note for Cartels, since the use that tiny reflex disc now I would never center mine on my T.Rice, got rid of them after only riding them once.
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I ride Union Charger plates with Factory high backs, so a stiffer Union.

Did you break the charger high backs or just opt to use the factory ones. I have a gnu billy goat with chargers that i rode for the first time last week. It seems good so far but i have heard mixed reviews on the chargers durability.
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Got Cartels on mine and love it...

I heard Union Force bindings are good for them too
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Union charger. Stiff meets stiff.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Union charger. Stiff meets stiff.
I was looking at those also. I get that the highback is stiff heel to toe (carbon ) but is the highback tweakable at all to press/ollie a little bit with?
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I ride forces on mine and feels great. another option I've been eyeing out is the factory.
I was looking at the factory too. I like the highback on it. Plus the canting would help with my wider stance.
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I ride Union Charger plates with Factory high backs, so a stiffer Union. I have also run my Flux DMCC Light's on there as well and enjoyed both. I am thinking the DMCC Lights are too soft for the board now that I know what I am doing, but I keep them as they aren't worth anything to sell now.

As a note for Cartels, since the use that tiny reflex disc now I would never center mine on my T.Rice, got rid of them after only riding them once.
Why did you change the highbacks out? Was the charger not stiff enough as is? I thought the Factory highback was somewhat soft (twist test in store).

Funny you should mention the disk, centering is one of the reasons I had issues with my first pair of cartels, although they were in the wrong size.
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I have the Union Factory bindings on my T Rice HP. Yes there is some torsional flexibility, but heel to toe those bindings are stiff. Not very much give in that area. I think it's a good combo, seeing at the board is a big mountain freestyle board... you want that torsional flex if you are using the board for what it is made for. People make it out to be this crazy freeride board but it's actually got some upper mid range flex once broken in.

Biggest drawback I've had with the Factorys is that the highback is slightly shorter than what I'm used to, only riding Burton before that. I found it cuts into my calves a bit, but I couldn't tell if thats because I was riding a bit stiff and standing up too straight. They don't have the 0 degree forward lean like the burton bindings. Also, forget about rotating the highbacks to match your edge if you are in to that sort of thing. It's the biggest pain in the ass on the Factorys... can't speak for other Unions as I haven't ridden any.

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