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Old 01-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have my bindings narrowed down to the following: Flux SF45, Flux DS30 and Union Contact Pro's.

I tried the Contact Pro's in the store and they toe strap is really sticky when you crank it down. I'm spending a decent amount of money and I know I'm just going to find this annoying. Other than that I love the binding.

I don't know a lot about the Flux bindings but I am going to check them out this weekend.

In the past I have been freeride only and have been riding for 15+years. My friends got season passes to a primarily park only mountain so I am getting into park stuff. That all prompted me to get a NS Proto, something still responsive that will let me play in the park. That being said I am not sure which Flux bindings are the best fit for me. Are the DS30's a super buttery binding or will I still be able to bomb groomers with them?

Ive looked into the Rome 390 Boss's and I just don't like them. Part of me wants to just wait for next year for more footbed cant options from other companies and maybe Union can figure out a toe strap because I want to love their bindings. They just make it hard when they fail at something so simple...

Im 6'1 190 Size 12 foot. For the record I'm currently riding 2007 Burton Customs and have last years Burton Rulers.

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would put either SF45's or Raiden Phantoms on a Proto. I think Contact Pros might be a bit too soft side to side.
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I thought the contact pro's were a bit stiffer than the contacts?
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I might be able to get a deal on the DMCC Lights, how do they ride compared to the SF45 and DS30?
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i just got the ds30's to put on my proto. first ride on them will be saturday so ill keep you posted.
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On looks alone the DS30 kills it on the Proto. Good looking setup
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I thought the contact pro's were a bit stiffer than the contacts?
Well yeah, but they're still a mid stiff binding a best.

DMCC lights will be a little stiffer than SF45 but if you can snag them for a good price do it up.
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What I really like about the flux is the ankle strap adjustment. You can drop it down on park days for a skate style feel that allows for more lateral flex or move it up for a more aggressive response when you want to bomb steep slopes.
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go flux for sure. i love the sf45's. like extremo said, they have great ankle strap adjustability. they pair up nicely with NS and Arbor especially. super durable and go-anywhere/do-anything.
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I am bummed that I missed out on the Thryll deal... Going to end up playing full price for something.
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