I've had several snowboarding trips now and just got my first two boards - I need to choose bindings to go with them.
I picked up an Endeavor Colour (limited edition Addict white camo
)158cm for park and a 161cm All Mountain board for charging, also by Endeavor.
I weigh 14 stone at 5'9". I've done a lot of other board sports and am pretty heavy built, so mainly enjoy carving hard and bombing it down fast, but have also started jumping (which I'd like to get bigger at) and doing a little park. Less interest in grinding. Love powder too!
Union really appeal to me in every sense, from level of technology to aesthetics. Budget's not an issue, in fact I'd rather get a pair of bindings for each board if that's really necessary, than make too much of a compromise.
So, I should prioritise a fairly solid binding for speed and carving - all mountain.. But some capacity for landing jumps would be good too - bear in mind my weight as well.
The one that immediately appealed to me was the Contact Pro. I do have to admit - in part - to the red/white looking badass! Would this also be good for charging, or is it to soft?
The SL also looks good and I understand it to be more solid.. How does it compare?
If the advice is to get a perfect mountain binding and look at a specialist park one later, I'm open to that too..
This place seems to rank both fairly similarly.. Although says both are All Mountain, which should fulfil my criteria?
Planning to order in next 48 hours so advice would be appreciated swiftly!