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Old 11-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so here is the deal guys i just bought a neversummer evo-r 09/10 and some 09/10 dc park boots size 11

Now im looking into getting a new pair of bindings (right now i have burton missions) Im riding mostly all mountain hittiing hips and jumps along the way and doing the park now ive been looking into this years contrabands because the green goes great with the evo and it would look so cool . I also was looking into some quick bindings to get in and out of so its perfect.

Anyways if you guys and gals have any helpful comments or anything it would be alot of help

Also do you think i would need a large or xlarge and were can i get them for cheap in canada
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe I took out the Nightranes at the Loveland Demo Days. The design of the Contraband is much improved. The raised tab really helps keep your foot locked in place. That was my biggest complaint with the first generation is that the front of your foot would slop around. It's definitely a freestyle binder, and I am a freeride guy, but it felt like a solid binder to me. Probably not a bad choice for you at all.

I think you'll probably want to get the XL's if available. I believe that is what I demo'd and I am a size 11 too.
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They'll do well but I really think a better match up for jumps would be Nitranes or Forces or DS45's or M9's.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hey im getting both of these as well!
and if you don't mind last years model you can get them for much cheaper.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was in the same boat as you a few days ago. I couldn't decide on the contrabands, union forces, or the rome 390's.

I did a bunch of research and read a ton of reviews and went with the 2011 union forces. ($170 shipped from actionvillage, 20% off code word "EARLYBIRD" expires today though)

Don't spend ~$200 on a color. Do your research and find the right binding. Go to the local shop and check them out.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the help guys but i still cant decide.

Why did you choose the unions over the 390? i hear rome 390s are amazing but i just cant seem to figure out why
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The real reason: Cheaper
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the help guys but i still cant decide.

Why did you choose the unions over the 390? i hear rome 390s are amazing but i just cant seem to figure out why
canted footbeds arguably better straps and ratchets mostly personal preference stuff. the contrabands are in my opinion better than the forces so dont rule out the contrabands so quick plus the bindings are not bad for jumps just not huge jumps which it dosnt seem to be what you hit.
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well, im sorry if im bumping this topic up, but anyway, im in the exact boat as you were.

i saw that roundabout136, took the union force, but just because it was cheaper.

if i don't care about the budget, should i take the rome 390?

because now i can see that the main problem with the contraband it doesn't hold the feet well, and it it a "pure freestyle" binding.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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because now i can see that the main problem with the contraband it doesn't hold the feet well, and it it a "pure freestyle" binding.
Anybody that says that hasn't tried them. Contrabands are a pain in the ass to set up correctly but they will hold your foot just as well as a regular binding.
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