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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 11:44 PM
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I lied my Exiles are also not metal but seem sturdy, I don't believe you should have any issues with the materials snapping. The only way I could see snapping occurring is due to pressure in the base plate due to over tightening the screws...
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Back to the original question....

Who here would fork out an extra 50 dollars to get the unions?

I chase powder for a living. As long as I can get that tingly sensation and some white stuff in my face every day, I will be perfectly content with life.
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Why would anyone limit themself to just forces or cartels? There are soo many good binders that can be had for that price.

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let's not talk about it

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Plenty of guys are hucking HUGE shit with Cartels. I don't think you'll have any problems.
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Why would anyone limit themself to just forces or cartels? There are soo many good binders that can be had for that price.
Ay man, I am up for any suggestions on good bindings. What do u have in mind?

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I put 50+ days of hard shredding on my Cartels and the only thing I've had issues with is one of the ankle strap ratchets (bent mounting bracket from a nice wreck). Good binding IMO, I definitely enjoyed mine, but there are other options out there. Why not take a look at some Rome Targas or Ride Alphas? They're both comparable to the Cartel and Force SL.

Would I pay $50 more for the Unions? Probably not, I never jumped on the Union bandwagon. Would I choose the Cartels instead? Maybe, but not after looking at all my other options.
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Having rocked some Cartels for a couple years, I hated them simply because the parts were constantly breaking and the toecap slipped. They've changed the toecap since then, but not sure about durability.

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I love my Burton Snowboard, outerwear, and boots... but I hate Burton bindings. Cartels aren't bad, but they aren't worth the price in my honest opinion.

$230 you say?

Screw the Unions and Cartels. Hop on this:

Rome 390 Boss Snowboard Bindings 2011

If you don't hop on it, I'm not talking to you anymore since there is no hope for you. Mmmmm... Rome 390 straps... Mmmm... Canted footbeds (3 for each binder)... Freestyle flex.... Rome customer service.... Effin DEEEELISSH!


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What about the Flux TT30's?


I currently have a pair of Cartel's that are about 4-5 years old, bought them off craigslist for $50. They seem to work good for me... but I don't have much to compare with. My previous bindings were over 10 years old, made by RED (Burton subsidiary) that doesn't even make bindings anymore.
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I'd ride the Unions if they paid me 50 bucks to do it otherwise why ride pieces of shit that the screws come loose on or ratchets that haven't been redesigned since fucking 1997.


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