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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 02:28 PM
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But for all mountain/ freestyle you should still better get the Forces
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Now that i started to look into ride bindings im starting to like the Nitranes and Optimos---- I just dont know how i will like the dam toe strap thingie damm technology
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You can visit a demo day if you want to check those damn toe straps out (;
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It depends on the boot with Union toe straps. Something like '09 Rulers? Yeah that is going to slip with everything except Ride and maybe Rome. But on something a little more boxy and solid in the toebox, the Union strap works great. On easyloungin.com there is a Union binding thread that I believe on the first page has pictures of how to and how not to use the Union toe strap. It supposed to sit a little different than most others. It more rides the tip instead of cupping the front. Just as comfortable in my experience.

I've had 3 pairs of Unions and never have had issues with slipping. I have availability to pretty much whatever toe straps I want but I don't feel the need to change.
Hey I was looking through that site for like 30 mins and can't find it. If you could post a link it would be greatly appreciated cause I bought a pair of 2011 forces (bright yellow is SO sexy) and am obviously interested in how the toe strap should fit. Thanks!!!
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Surprised nobody mentioned the 2011 Burton Cartels look to be the nicest all mountain binding. I went to a few local shops yesterday and they looked very sleek lightweight and a good bang for your buck. Unions also has some slick looking bindings but the force lacked the rotating highback and the very nice toe strap the the cartels offered. The targas didnt look too great to me. I much porefered the look of the 390 boss but just thought I would throw that out there.
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Burton is overrated, I really loved them and had cartels 05/06 but now its time to stop. Channel system? Come on how much more "Sony memory stick" can you be?

I got myself some Targas. Feels solid, a bit more support than the Cartel and looks much nicer to me. Hell, I started out on aluminum bindings in 1996 so I really like the hybrid concept. The rubber gasket will not fawk up your boards when you take them off, makes for a better resale value of the board. Build quality is really awesome and you are supporting a core company. Its a tried and tested binding that got upgraded. Cant is already included so you can try it or leave it.

Support the little guy because little guys RULE.

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Burton is overrated, I really loved them and had cartels 05/06 but now its time to stop. Channel system? Come on how much more "Sony memory stick" can you be?

I got myself some Targas. Feels solid, a bit more support than the Cartel and looks much nicer to me. Hell, I started out on aluminum bindings in 1996 so I really like the hybrid concept. The rubber gasket will not fawk up your boards when you take them off, makes for a better resale value of the board. Build quality is really awesome and you are supporting a core company. Its a tried and tested binding that got upgraded. Cant is already included so you can try it or leave it.

Support the little guy because little guys RULE.
Even the little guys are big. Support who makes the best product, allowing the best manufacturer to become the biggest independent of their initial size. If they are a small company and make great bindings, but they cost more, supporting them allows them to grow larger and mass produce their product, reducing prices and hopefully keeping quality the same.
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cap strap switcharoooo

anyone know if a burton cap strap, rome, or flux would fit in on my force binders?
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Surprised nobody mentioned the 2011 Burton Cartels look to be the nicest all mountain binding. I went to a few local shops yesterday and they looked very sleek lightweight and a good bang for your buck. Unions also has some slick looking bindings but the force lacked the rotating highback and the very nice toe strap the the cartels offered. The targas didnt look too great to me. I much porefered the look of the 390 boss but just thought I would throw that out there.
just an fyi, forces have rotating highbacks
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Hey I was looking through that site for like 30 mins and can't find it. If you could post a link it would be greatly appreciated cause I bought a pair of 2011 forces (bright yellow is SO sexy) and am obviously interested in how the toe strap should fit. Thanks!!!
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