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Old 08-30-2011, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered a new 2011 Burton hero that's 134 cm. I need new bindings since my old Burton customs broke. I've looked around and am interested mostly in Union, Rome, and maybe Flux. I ride in the park 95% of the time and like to hit rails and kickers. I've heard great about the Union Contacts for jibbing, but don't know about jumps. My customs seemed a little stiff for me too. Was wondering if anyone's used the Union Flites or heard about them. Please HELP ME!!!
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I feel like Flux and Rome don't make M6 conversion discs... Or maybe just Rome doesn't... not sure.

on that thing just get some Custom EST's or Cobra Sharks.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't really want Burton bindings though. I really like Union
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I don't really want Burton bindings though. I really like Union
Why? Have you ridden them? I have, lots of different ones. They're overrated. I know Flow makes a conversion disc. Fives or Quattro's will match well with the Hero. I think Flux does too, so try RK30's.
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I don't like the one strap thing on the Flows. plus i've heard off and on stuff about them.
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The 134 is kid's size with 3D pattern, if that helps...
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I had a pair of Union Contacts and I blew out the mounting discs doing nothing but jibbing. I think the contact pattern on them (hence the name) allows the board flex to destroy the discs, where a normal full contact baseplate would take up some of the load. They should really go to a hinged mounting disc like Forum uses for that binding.
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So if you had to chose between Union Contacts, Union Flites, Union DLX's or Rome 390's what would you chose? and can anyone tell me more about the Union Flite???
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Flite has its own nylon DuPont Zytel baseplate. It's really a value binding, where the DLX is their completely value binding, the Flite has some of the tech from their flagship bindings.

I personally rode Union Force, Force-SL's and Contacts and I got to try the Contact Pros. I think they make solid, durable (except for the mounting discs) no frills bindings on a proven platform, the Zytel nylon fiberglass injection baseplates. But for the money, you can get bindings with better features, better straps, better ratchets elsewhere.

I like the Rome Targa and Raiden 1 piece bindings. I may try 390 Boss this year and I'm considering Ride as well.
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Thanks for the info. I dont want a binding as stiff as a Rome targa. And the one starp bindings like flow bug me.
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