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Old 01-31-2011, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Matching flex- Bindings to Boards? Unions, Burtons, etc..

So I was pretty set on a pair of Union Force bindings, but then was talking to a sales department and they said for a med/stiff board I should move up to Force SLs, or even Burton Cartel Reflex bindings. I'm a bit confused now as to what the heck to get. The Sls always looked nice and they're lighter, but really how much stiffer are those than the Force? Also does it matter if you ride a med binding with a med/stiff board, I would think so as the binding needs to flex the board, but maybe I'm all wrong,lol
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What med/stiff board are you looking at/have?

The plain old forces work pretty well on every type of terrain from my experience and are $80 less than SLs, so I think you'll be fine with forces.
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[QUOTE=crazyface;368306]What med/stiff board are you looking at/have?QUOTE]

Lib Dark Series

I'm only asking about the pairing because I had some shops tell me to go with the same flex for both board and bindings and told me Force SL, and Cartel Reflex for that board. From what I hear the SL is stiffer in the base and softer in the highback than the standard force.
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Go with the regular Force. It'll be fine for your situation.
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Well I would personally be looking at Shakas, SF45's, Targas, or NXT-ATSEs.

The thing you have to worry about when riding a stiff board, is if you get a binding that's too soft you can't get all the performance from the board.
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If I was in your situation and had the money to afford them, I would go with the Force SLs. I'm riding a TRS from a couple years ago with forces and its a great ride, but you're going to want the stiffer SLs to match your board.
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If I was in your situation and had the money to afford them, I would go with the Force SLs. I'm riding a TRS from a couple years ago with forces and its a great ride, but you're going to want the stiffer SLs to match your board.
Despite the slightly stiffer frame of the SL's, the highback is actually a tad softer.

Better from Union is to possibly wait till 2012 and get Atlas's. Rumor has it they actually put a stiffer highback on a binding.

I stand by my previous recommendations, still excluding Union.
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