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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Union Force or Forum Republic bindings?

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Which bindings do you recommend: Union Force or Forum Republic?
I am going to ride mostly park and powder.


This will be the setup once I decide on the bindings:

Board: Ride Crush 2011, 152
Boots: Salomon, size 9.5 (Don't know the model name, sorry)
Bindings: Forces or Republic

My size: 5 feet 8 inches (173cm)
Weight: 155 pounds (70 kg)
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They both sit about the same as far as which I would recommend. I find Forces to be just mediocre and though the Republics performed average or just a little better, they were heavy. I really liked the toe strap on the Forum's, so I guess those.

Have you looked at Flux TT30's, Flow M9's, Raiden Zero's, or K2 Uprises?

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I looked at all of those bindings you posted and they are not available in my country (Slovenia). The only bindings I co uld find here were Flow M9's but they are ridiculously overpriced (330$) and go over my budget.

Does the weight of Republics affect their performance much? The main thing that I liked on Forces was their feather weight.
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Not union. Seein as you have forum there, do you have Burton as an option as well dude?

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Yes I've got Burton Mission (2011 model) as an option too ... Is it good?

EDIT: After some research, I'm definitely not getting Missions.

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With limited options like that, my experience would put me in Republics. You'll get used to the extra weight.


And by extra weight, I mean like maybe 3-4 ounces per binding. Enough to notice, but it isn't like crazy

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Ok thanks for your replies
I just ordered a pair of Republics and can't wait to try them
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I would go Force between the two. I like Forum boards and boots, but their bindings are kinda eh to me. They made ok bindings, they just don't wow me. I much prefer the feel of the Force. The highback on the Republics felt a little awkward to me and their straps were not as supportive as I prefer. That said, I haven't ridden a Republic since before they added the Good Vibes baseplate. Maybe that'd be a gamechanger. Unless you've ridden a lot and have a sense of your preferences, I think you'd be a happy with either cohice though.

Personally my favorite current binding in that price point / class is the Rome 390 / 390 boss. I wasn't a huge 390 fan a few years back, but I really like the feel of the new Vrod baseplates.
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I would go Force between the two. I like Forum boards and boots, but their bindings are kinda eh to me. They made ok bindings, they just don't wow me. I much prefer the feel of the Force. The highback on the Republics felt a little awkward to me and their straps were not as supportive as I prefer. That said, I haven't ridden a Republic since before they added the Good Vibes baseplate. Maybe that'd be a gamechanger. Unless you've ridden a lot and have a sense of your preferences, I think you'd be a happy with either cohice though.

Personally my favorite current binding in that price point / class is the Rome 390 / 390 boss. I wasn't a huge 390 fan a few years back, but I really like the feel of the new Vrod baseplates.
It's a completely different bindings since before good vibes.

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It's a completely different bindings since before good vibes.
In what sense do you mean? Do you mean the entire binding was overhauled or that the good vibes is a gamechanger? They redesigned the binding in for the 09/10 year, the year before they went to Good Vibes. I think taller highback and the living hinge FLAD. Looking at them in photos, they certainly look like the same binding outside of good vibes. Although I suppose baseplate feel would be very different even if highback and heelcup are basically the same.
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