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Old 04-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how do they do in the park and for free riding ? and if you know any bindings that shred the park let me know
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love them. I originally wanted to buy the Union Forces but they were all sold out, so I went with the Contacts and have absolutely loved them. The flex of the highback is amazing, it is so easy to bone out a grab, but holds up just fine for freeriding. The toe cap can go over or on top of the toes, the ratchets are very strong, the response of the binding is great. The only complaint I have is that there is not enough padding on the ankle strap, but overall, I highly recommend the Contacts.
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cool man thats the right kinda feedback i need ! but a couple more Questions cause i cant find them at any store to look at personally how durable are they will they last me a few seasons of riding the park ? and you know anything about the danny kass i heard they are nice but they look so beefy and the price is so much more than the contacts
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I don't know anything about the Danny Kass, but trust me, the Contact is a really durable binding. It will last just fine in the park for much more than a few seasons. The other thing that I forgot to mention that I also love is the fact that the Contacts are really light weight. Their extremely durable, but without any added weight. I dont know how they did it, but I love these bindings.
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I love them. I originally wanted to buy the Union Forces but they were all sold out, so I went with the Contacts and have absolutely loved them. The flex of the highback is amazing, it is so easy to bone out a grab, but holds up just fine for freeriding. The toe cap can go over or on top of the toes, the ratchets are very strong, the response of the binding is great. The only complaint I have is that there is not enough padding on the ankle strap, but overall, I highly recommend the Contacts.
Are there advantages or disadvantages as far as strapping up over the toe vs. on top?
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yeah its more comfortable.

contacts are pretty sweet. they are bare-bones bindings. super simple, super soft.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Are there advantages or disadvantages as far as strapping up over the toe vs. on top?
Personally, I can't feel that much of a difference. It's just slightly more comfortable over the toes than on top, I feel as though I have a little more control and slightly better response. I don't think that there are very many advantages or disadvantages that will greatly affect your riding.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Flux, Forum, Contact, Union, Ride, K2.....so hard to choose.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i bought the union contact bindings! but after 3 days on the slopes the ankle strap fell off! the screws work themself loose! returned them to union but they just gave me a credit!!! is there a fault with how they are made???
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you didn't tighten up any of the screws before using them for the first time did you?
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