Union: Force vs Contact. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Samara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: MotherRussia
Posts: 18
Default Union: Force vs Contact.

I`ve Lib DarkSeries & vans aura boots. Now I want one of the Union bindings. They need for slalom, freeride & pow( I so old for freestyle - no more jumps).

the 2012 Contact had better toe strap, without perforation - but 2012 Force had strong highback.

Please HELP ME!
Samara is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
genebike's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12
Default

Out of curiosity, how did you narrow it down to those 2 options? I ask because generally speaking I recommend Burton bindings...however looking at your avatar I may have my answer
genebike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samara View Post
I`ve Lib DarkSeries & vans aura boots. Now I want one of the Union bindings. They need for slalom, freeride & pow( I so old for freestyle - no more jumps).

the 2012 Contact had better toe strap, without perforation - but 2012 Force had strong highback.

Please HELP ME!
If those are the only options, then I would say go with the Forces - stiffer and much more responsive binding. Really no point putting Contacts or Contact Pros on a stiff, aggressive board like the Dark Series.

Side note: Vans Auras are a slight odd choice for the type of riding that you are describing.
hktrdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by genebike View Post
Out of curiosity, how did you narrow it down to those 2 options? I ask because generally speaking I recommend Burton bindings...however looking at your avatar I may have my answer
Mate, it's just a standard Lib-Tech pic/sticker...
hktrdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
legallyillegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: fuck Snowboarding
Posts: 4,477
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Side note: Vans Auras are a slight odd choice for the type of riding that you are describing.
for a soft boot, auras are surprisingly supportive
__________________
THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU

GOD IS DONUT
legallyillegal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Samara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: MotherRussia
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post

Side note: Vans Auras are a slight odd choice for the type of riding that you are describing.

auras had 6 of 10 points in vans flexibility line. It`s more stronger than most burtons boots.

also I tested burtons cartel & malavita - they had stupid flat highback, cannot fixed boot in binding.

therefore I rode on(in) Rome Targa - perfect bindings with badest toe strap(rubber strings from chinese stratocaster).

I knew that Contact more flexible than Force. I need someone opinions about it freeride usability

ps. sorry for my albanian...
Samara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
NWBoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 2,004
Blog Entries: 10
Default

I'd go with the SL if you're looking for a stiff Union binding. Otherwise, between the two, I'd go with the Force. Or, if you're in no hurry, and budget is not a concern, then you can get the 2013 Union Charger when it comes out. That will be the stiffest binding Union makes at that point.
__________________
Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion
NWBoarder is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,361
Default

Well if you're down for non Union suggestions

Raiden Blackhawks or K2 Companies.

Also just so you know, I don't think there are any bindings worth buying that aren't made in China. Everything bindings is made in China.
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend

Also, buy my things?
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ml#post1737634
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 11:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Samara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: MotherRussia
Posts: 18
Default

yes, I knew about where it made. but targa toe strap is so bad. OK, it made in Tolyatti, MR - sity where was made a car called LADA.


about SL - I need bindings some cheaper. But in first, I don`t like its colors. my board had acid green backsheet & sidewalls.

somebody tell me - Contact is so soft for freeride?
Samara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 01:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
NWBoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 2,004
Blog Entries: 10
Default

The Contact is a softer flexing park binding. Not the best for freeride really. The Force is what Union considers to be their all-mountain freestyle binding. I believe the toe strap on the 2013 Rome Targas will be much better than the old one. I've seen the prototype, and it's well made.
__________________
Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion
NWBoarder is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums