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Old 01-03-2010, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i actually already have these paired with a nitro team board. Got them both at the end of last winter and used them only like 3-4 times. last season served as a sort of my re-entry into boarding after 5-6 years of not doing so (lost a lot). so going into this season i am worried that my contacts may not pair too well with my board and my intended riding (all mtn freestyle).

so what do you think? too much flex? responsive enough for freeriding? thoughts for a progressing rider?

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Contacts are pretty soft and are mainly designed for park use. That being said, of course they can be used for all mountain but don't expect much in the way of response. You'll definitely enjoy your time on the hill more if you got a stiffer pair of bindings more suited to your riding style
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They are soft for sure. But I like them for riding everything. And they can't be terrible, they're what Gigi Ruf rides
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i notice no difference between the contacts and the forces. so yes they are fine.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the repsonses, doesnt seem to be quite the black and white solution i was hoping for

any other opinions

also looking at more fitting bindings (that i can find on the cheaper side) how do the raiden blackhawk or ride rx sound?

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Old 01-03-2010, 03:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Contacts are great for jibbing,

but on the montain i think they are a little too soft, it's sometimes difficult to keep control on bumps at high speed, so i find them tiring to ride outside the park all day...

if park is not your main playground, you should go with something else, unless you like soft bindings
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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what do you thinks of union force?
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Too soft for AM imo.
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