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Old 12-08-2011, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I have read several threads about different bindings and I'm still undecided and am hoping that you guys could help me out. I ride a gnu park pickle and my riding style is all mountain but mostly just screwing around buttering, and little to medium jumps (I also would like it to be able to cruise the backside well though). I am looking for a binding that will give me more board feel and let my board flex more while being super comfy and not chattering. The bindings I am looking at currently are:
1. Rome 390 bosses
2. Union Contacts/Contact Pros
3. Flux's

This list is just from what I have read. By no means is this all I'm considering. I'm overwhelmed so please give me your input, experiences, and suggestions. Thanks in advance! All help is appreciated!
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I used union last year and didn't like them, decided to change it up and got the 390bosses, I've only rode them three times this year so far but love them, super comfortable, straps and rachets work great, and the canting is nice too.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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kctahoe - Which unions did you ride? So from your experience you liked the bosses a lot more than the unions?
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you want to to cut down chatter as well look at the K2 line, harshmellow is a godsend. The Formula and Uprise would be up your alley and they have the canted footbeds as well.
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Sudden Death - I haven't hear much about K2's binding line. I'll have to look into those, they seem like they have some interesting tech.

Please keep the suggestions and experiences coming!
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I'd look into Forum Shaka. Canted beds, Re:flex for true board flex, and the ankle strap can be unscrewed and flipped over if you want something more flexy, and the other side is stiffer for hard charging. From my understanding, its pretty much a burton cartel. so you cant go wrong with it.

Contacts are light, and will allow true flex as well, ofc with less tech than the shaka. Its soft too. Very soft. Also theres not much adjustability. union has issues with ratchets. i didnt like my forces too much. they were fkin sandbags on my ankles cos of the weight.

Rome 390s are legit too, they are more freestyle geared. They have a lot of ratchets and little ways too tweak it which is good, but can also hurt you in the end cos that just means more pieces that can fall off. Friend loves em, but he did have some "pieces falling off" issues. Maybe twice in 1 season which isnt too bad.

K2 harshmellow is neat. havent tried it myself but i demod the slayblade which had it.

DMCC Lights are expensive but sweet as well. Just use the search tool for reviews. theres a lot of good stuff. Look into Raiden and Bent Metal bindings as well.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Beschatten - Thanks for all the info man. I really appreciate it.

Keep the opinions/suggestions coming!
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Might wanna look into Union Danny Kass Flites as well. The thing looks super sweet. And it's def a park binding. Once again tho, ratchets may have issues.
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kctahoe - Which unions did you ride? So from your experience you liked the bosses a lot more than the unions?
I used the forces, and yeah the 390bosees and been great, but you can't go wrong with the K2s or the bosses.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Outside of this forum I have heard nothing but good things about union. Several people have especially said that the forces are nothing special. Still looking at the contacts (pros), bosses, and the k2's. Anyone have any input on the flux's or anything else?
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