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Union Contact Pro vs Union Force vs Ride Contraband vs Flux TT30

Ive been doing a lot of research over the last few days and have narrowed my search to these 4. Since you guys know way more then I do Im gonna see what you think.
Things I like about each binding.

Flux TT30 - Urethane nylon hybrid high back, garage Door, Cushion Foot bed
Ride Contraband - Toe Strap, Wedgie system, Single ratchet
Union Force - Cant find any complaints or anything wrong with it. Its hard to say what I like about it so I cant rule it out
Union Contact Pro - Seems to be similar to the Force but just looks awesome. Maybe someone can help me out and point out whats good about them other then looking extremely comfortable

Anyway, about me: 5'8 168lbs I use Burton Ruler boots size 11 I just bought a Dh2.4 and it will be here in about a week or so. My style of riding is mainly freestyle but Id like to try some light park one day. I enjoy moguls and small jumps and high speeds as well as high speed carving. I am looking for intermediate/advanced bindings although I am intermediate and seem to progress quickly. A lot of my posts on Bindings seem to go unanswered or at least unexplained why a binding suggestion was made. Its hard to pick when I get an answer like. "Unions are supah amazing number wun" Oh and I live in the Ice coast if that helps.

Anyway I want to grab bindings before my board gets here so when it does I can test my new setup right away since the season is going way too fast.

Really looking forward to your answers/responses!
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well my opinion is not that of a pro, nor have I ridden hardly any of those bindings, but ill give it anyway...ive snowboarded 6 times but have been wakeboarding for 7 years so it came super natural...already bombing hills, hitting jumps, boxes, etc...just to give you a lil background...
i have ridden burton custom bindings and contrabands, and hands down I love the contrabands...most here will say they are a park only based binding, and that might be true...maybe its cause my wakeboarding, but i like the flexier, softer feel of the contraband and immediately got myself a pair for my board...
so like i said, not much help im sure, but you say you dont get many responses so figured id put in my .02
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thansk a lot for the quick reply. Im glad you like the contrabands so much. They were the first ones I had my eye on. They were also made by the same company my board was made by. Anyone else want to chime in about any of the other bindings?
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On a 2.4 I would be looking at Ride Delta's, Flux SF45's, Ride Nitranes, Ride Optimo's, K2 Formulas, Flow NXT-ATSE's, or Forum Shakas.

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Is there any particular reason you would be looking for those bindings? Are they all the same basic binding? Any way to narrow it down? Any more detail would be most helpful.
Thank you!
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Those cause they are all mostly what you are looking at now, but stiffer. The 2.4 is a really stiff twin. Price may help, some of the ones I suggest are around $300.

The Optimos and Nitranes are easy to say yes or no to, do you want the thong strap? If yes then the Optimos are easier to adjust and are going to be a little more responsive.

If no, then you have
Deltas: Aluminum baseplate, wedgie, super cushy urethane shock towers, awesome highback
SF45: Super comfy straps, 45% glass baseplate and highback, all tool-less, lowest highback
Formulas: Least $$, canting, comfy ankle strap, ankle strap hinge, tallest highback
NXT-FSE: Aluminum, rockered base, speed entry, most comfortable strap
Shaka: Good vibes, B3 Gel in the heel and toe, double asym strap, aluminum + plastic

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Also, the TT30 is not a urethane back. OP is thinking of the RK30.

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Those cause they are all mostly what you are looking at now, but stiffer. The 2.4 is a really stiff twin. Price may help, some of the ones I suggest are around $300.

The Optimos and Nitranes are easy to say yes or no to, do you want the thong strap? If yes then the Optimos are easier to adjust and are going to be a little more responsive.

If no, then you have
Deltas: Aluminum baseplate, wedgie, super cushy urethane shock towers, awesome highback
SF45: Super comfy straps, 45% glass baseplate and highback, all tool-less, lowest highback
Formulas: Least $$, canting, comfy ankle strap, ankle strap hinge, tallest highback
NXT-FSE: Aluminum, rockered base, speed entry, most comfortable strap
Shaka: Good vibes, B3 Gel in the heel and toe, double asym strap, aluminum + plastic

Hey Nivek, how do you personally like the Deltas? The alphas worth the extra $? Compared to the Targas...what is your preference?
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I ride Flux and Union. Force way over Contacts bc of quality and response. And Force slightly over Flux just bc of personal preference of feel and fit.
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I prefer the Deltas and Alphas to the Targas. The urethane towers in the footbeds Ride uses are money. I like the stealth bighback better too. I say Alphas on the 2.4 cause the highback and straps are a little stiffer allowing you to harness the board more. The Deltas will still match up well if you don't want to spend the extra $$. All in all, if this were my board, I would be using Flow NXT-ATSE's on it. Responsive highbacks, aluminum, comfort of the I-strap, and a rolled base.

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