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Old 04-13-2010, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Im a newbie snowboarder with only a few days under my belt. I bought my first board the other day, the Rome Crail 159.

I just bought the Union Sierra Contact SL bindings, which is a custom job just for Sierra.

From what Ive heard, they are a Contact base plate, with Force highback, and upgraded ankle strap.

What I want to know is if this binding will be too soft to use on an all mountain board? I really dont think i'll be doing much park.. Would I be better looking for something like Union Forces, or something of similar stiffness in another brand?

Would I really notice the difference being a beginner?

Appreciate any advice.

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dude, trust urself that you will out progress really quick and u will notice the difference soon enough

if u want a stiffer binding, get the rome targa, burton cartel, they are better suited for all mountain while keep u comfy
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These bindings are hyped up as very loose, freestyle binding and it is, but it also works just fine outside of the park
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they will be just fine, i have em and ride em on my Nitro SubZero, and to put it plain and simple, they do their job.

They work fine outside of the park.

Your progress will not be hindered by them, it is the rider, not the ride.
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i was sooooo tempted by these.. but i think a beginner won't notice much.. but if your time out of the park consists more of gunning through the tree lines you'll find the responsiveness isn't there.. i guess if your just doing leisurely groomers they should hold up well..

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I have them too on my Sierra RC, and have never done any park. They work fine on groomers, and powder... I think. But this is my first season so what I say doesn't carry much weight. :P
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I have them too on my Sierra RC, and have never done any park. They work fine on groomers, and powder... I think. But this is my first season so what I say doesn't carry much weight. :P
Don't put yourself down man, you do have some weight in this because the OP said that he was a beginner and wanted to know if he would feel a difference in this binding on groomers
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Don't put yourself down man, you do have some weight in this because the OP said that he was a beginner and wanted to know if he would feel a difference in this binding on groomers

Thanks. They aren't too soft at all. I have my high backs on setting 3 for added heel side pressure, if that helps bend your knees a bit more. The bindings are light weight, but not soft I would say. You can also check out the reviews for these bindings on the Sierra Snowboard website, and I would say 75% agree that it's totally fine for an all mountain binding.
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Thanks everyone, its good to hear from from experienced riders and beginners alike. Im in Australia and our season doenst start for another 2 months. Seems like these will be fine for this season. Dont think i'll be doing much back country with my current experience, mostly groomed runs. Will be riding in New Zealand early August.. can't wait to try my new setup.

Maybe I'll end up buying from stiffer bindings next season when Im skilled up, and can throw these bindings on a park board when the time comes. But for now the Contacts they will take me where I need to go..

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