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Old 06-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which brand would you recommend? I had a pair of Union's, but they kept breaking. I heard that they were great and that I just got a bad pair, but that made me skeptical... I also heard that Ride is a great bindings company, but I never tried them out before. Which would you recommend? I only do park btw, so they have to be excellent for that.
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I personally prefer Ride bindings.

I only got a chance to demo one pair of their 2012 bindings though.

For 2011, I love their Delta bindings. It was a great all-around binding. Also, Ride has one of the best toe straps in the biz. They were my favorite until I strapped into a pair of 2012 Rome Targas with the conformist 3.0 toe strap.

Have you contacted Union for a warranty?
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I personally prefer Ride bindings.

I only got a chance to demo one pair of their 2012 bindings though.

For 2011, I love their Delta bindings. It was a great all-around binding. Also, Ride has one of the best toe straps in the biz. They were my favorite until I strapped into a pair of 2012 Rome Targas with the conformist 3.0 toe strap.

Have you contacted Union for a warranty?
Ya, they sent me the bolts that I needed to fix it. And thanks for the advice! I've been debating between the two for a while now. Can't wait until next season to try them out!
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Definitely Ride.

However have you thought of Flow, and likely not, but have you thought of Raiden. I honestly can't say about their durability, but 2012 Zero's are my new favorite bindings.
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Definitely Ride.

However have you thought of Flow, and likely not, but have you thought of Raiden. I honestly can't say about their durability, but 2012 Zero's are my new favorite bindings.
Flow's are horrible! There have been so many accidents due to when a person was carving the flap fell down and their foot fell out. And I've heard of Raiden, but I never put much thought into it. I'm probably going to go with Ride because I have only heard positive things about them.
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without any logical reasons, i prefer ride

personally i would never go back to union unless i had good deals on them

i've used union contact and force and currently using ride delta
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without any logical reasons, i prefer ride

personally i would never go back to union unless i had good deals on them

i've used union contact and force and currently using ride delta
I had a pair of the contact and they broke EVERY DAMN TIME I RODE! How was your pair so I know that it wasn't just me? And alright, everybody is saying Ride so I know what I'm getting next season =] Would you recommend any specific models? It doesn't have to be from the 2011-2012 season either.
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I had a pair of the contact and they broke EVERY DAMN TIME I RODE!
what was breaking on them?
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what was breaking on them?
The straps would fall off, bolts would pop out, and when I strapped in, if I turned my foot the whole binding turned with me. It was soooo annoying because no matter how tight I re-screwed the bolts in, the problems would still happen. I'm never buying a Union again.
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