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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have any experience with this light weight binding. I have a Ride Highlife UL and was looking for an Ultralight binding or Flow's NX-GT's.

I read a couple of reviews about last years Metafuse breaking on everyone who reviewed. Don't know if others who DIDN'T review had that experience.

Anyone have an opinion on the binding that has one or even ridden with the binding?
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bump.... for maybe an answer since the whole forum fiasco.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyone have any experience with this light weight binding. I have a Ride Highlife UL and was looking for an Ultralight binding or Flow's NX-GT's.

I read a couple of reviews about last years Metafuse breaking on everyone who reviewed. Don't know if others who DIDN'T review had that experience.

Anyone have an opinion on the binding that has one or even ridden with the binding?
The MC rules. It's the binding I use the most, and use it with all types of riding. It's incredibly light and rides like a dream.

Last season we had a very isolated issue with Heelcups. Those things are injected in Italy, shipped to Canada where they get Nano coated, then shipped to China for assembly. A huge pain in the butt. Basically what happened is during "step 1" of injection whoever was running the injection machine that morning didn't allow the tooling to heat up long enough. Keep in mind that we only make about 400 pairs of these. I think we estimated that 20-25 of them were faulty, which all ended up in the US. So that 25 or so pair all happened within about a 5 minute span. That's how precise things need to be.

The problem wasn't anything to do with design or material and it's not going to happen again.

Wait till you guys see what we have for next year. Oh man!
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I've seen people post about them being a softer binding suited to park and freestlye while vendors are calling them a stiff binding.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've seen people post about them being a softer binding suited to park and freestlye while vendors are calling them a stiff binding.
We usually shy away from rating our bindings for stiffness. The reason is because if you really want accuracy, you need to rate the base, highback and straps.

In the case of the MC, the base is medium and the highback & straps are medium to stiff.

Most importantly,everything comes down to personal preference. Some of our jibbing team guys like stiff bindings, and some of our guys you would assume would want stiff binders, want soft bindings. Some guys don't care, and will rip on anything they strap into.
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So maybe you can clear this up for me. Overall, what is your stiffest binding. In a Johan thread he told me it was the Force solely because of the baseplate.

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I'm definitely not a Union rep, but I rode the 2013 Forces and Chargers last season at a C3 demo day on Stevens Pass. The Chargers were definitely the stiffer binding. It's also what the C3 guys all said.

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So maybe you can clear this up for me. Overall, what is your stiffest binding. In a Johan thread he told me it was the Force solely because of the baseplate.

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Post a link to that thread..
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So maybe you can clear this up for me. Overall, what is your stiffest binding. In a Johan thread he told me it was the Force solely because of the baseplate.

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Johan is correct. The Force's highback is also very stiff.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm definitely not a Union rep, but I rode the 2013 Forces and Chargers last season at a C3 demo day on Stevens Pass. The Chargers were definitely the stiffer binding. It's also what the C3 guys all said.

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Yep. There's carbon in the base, and the carbon highback is made from a different process than the MC. Thicker. Plus no CNC coring on the base make it pretty stiff.
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