Well I have the union force bindings and ride contrabands. I prefer my bindings to be really soft for jibbing so I use the contrabands for my jibstick.
+ canted beds are comfy
+ overall soft flex
+ The contraband strap is a nice quick in and out setup if you hike features a lot
- I've actually snapped the contraband strap
- Isn't a simple bolt to board and ride binding, this is a shallow negative as most riders tend to tweak their bindings to fit their boot anyways but if you're lazy and don't usually tweak your bindings to fit your boot perfectly than don't expect these bindings to work for you because of the contrband strap you're going to need to do some pre-adjustments for your boot.