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Old 01-05-2012, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Bindings? Union, Ride, Flux?

I'll be getting paid on Monday, so I'm planning on picking up some new bindings to go with my Yes GBoH board. Currently rocking Union Flites, which are just way too soft for this board. I'm looking for a true medium flex binding. Will primarily be riding all mountain freestyle, drops, trees, and pow. I've narrowed it down to 3 (perhaps 4) bindings. I've had previous experience with both Union and Ride and really like their bindings. Key features I'm looking for are comfort and responsiveness. Also, since my boots (Ride FUL's) aren't the cushiest, I wouldn't be opposed to some extra padding on the heel base.

Rider stats: 5'8", 185lbs.

Union Atlas: From the reviews, this sounds exactly like what I'm looking for, and the price certainly doesn't hurt as well. Only concern I have is on my Flites I have to tighten straps after every run, sometimes during the run if I'm doing hard carving. This could be a byproduct of them being soft though.

Ride Capo: Also sounds like what I'm looking for, plus they have the canted footbeds, which I've really been wanting to try. I've had the lx, ex, and contraband bindings, and had zero issues with any of them.

Flux DS30: Honestly the only reason I looked at this binding in the first place was the colorway, but after reading up on it, it too sounds like it fits the bill. I have had no experience with Flux before, so any info in regards to them would be greatly appreciated.


Potentially if enough people suggest I go with it, the Flux DMCC Light.


Thanks in advance!
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i vote ride capo. the cant is worth it i think, and the straps are better than union's
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I vote... Raiden Phantoms or Burton Cartels?

Rodeos over Capos. SF45 over DS30s. DS's matched well on jibsticks.
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I vote... Raiden Phantoms or Burton Cartels?

Rodeos over Capos. SF45 over DS30s. DS's matched well on jibsticks.
I don't like Burton, but I'll check out the Raiden's. My worry with the Rodeos though is that it seems to be a softer binding aimed more at the park crowd. Any specific reasons why you'd take the Rodeos over the Capo's?
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They're still an aluminum binding. I rode the Great Dudes and my pick for I guess a flex match would be Rodeos. Capos were good on the Highlife UL, a super stiff freeride all mountain deck.
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They're still an aluminum binding. I rode the Great Dudes and my pick for I guess a flex match would be Rodeos. Capos were good on the Highlife UL, a super stiff freeride all mountain deck.
Thanks alot, I will def consider this since you've ridden a GD and know the flex of the board. And I guess as long as its stiffer than my damn Flites I'll be ok, lol.
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I like my k2 uprises plenty for mid-flexing bindings. Comfy, canted, well-engineered toe straps..
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Well I think I'll either be going with the Raiden Phantom or Ride Rodeo...
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If you're looking for comfort and response, you need to look at Flow NXT bindings.
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Well thanks for all the replies. Cat at my LBS talked me into the Cartel's, and seeing how even alot of burton haters like them, I'm hoping they're good. Will post a review once I get a few days on them.
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