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The ratchets haven't changed.

Apparently I ride harder or hit bigger stuff. Cause my knees kill me after a day in sub par dampened bindings. And I ride $400 boots.
Either that, or you've been spending too much time on your knees throughout your life. I'd guess the latter.

Btw, I love all your "claimz". $400 boots? Cool dude. No one cares lol.

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Bro, I heard on $800 boots you can jump off of a building, land feet first, and walk away.

You haven't heard?
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Either that, or you've been spending too much time on your knees throughout your life. I'd guess the latter.

Btw, I love all your "claimz". $400 boots? Cool dude. No one cares lol.
If we're comparing binding dampening then the quality of the boot is absolutely relevant. Assuming a $400 dollar boot is going to have quality dampening, then you can hold all variables but the binding constant and make a comparative judgement.

But I suppose that gets in the way of a good ribbing.
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If we're comparing binding dampening then the quality of the boot is absolutely relevant. Assuming a $400 dollar boot is going to have quality dampening, then you can hold all variables but the binding constant and make a comparative judgement.

But I suppose that gets in the way of a good ribbing.
It does.

With that said, I have Nike Kaijus ($350 retail for whoever gives a fuck), and I've never, ever had knee problems after riding, and I've been on Unions for the past 5 years or so.

Maybe Nivek is just a little girl?

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Alka, if you spent just $50 more, your boots could have healed wounds.
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Alka, if you spent just $50 more, your boots could have healed wounds.
Those $50 were spent buying new Analog outerwear, since they are useless after one season.

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Bro, I heard on $800 boots you can jump off of a building, land feet first, and walk away.

You haven't heard?
I only will wear 1000$ boots which allow me to "hover" over the snow like a god walking on water thus trivial things that mortals worry about such as dampening don't exist in my world.

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ShreddyTN why didn't you post this on Easyloungin? Just curious....also, should you go with the Union Force you will need boots that are at LEAST $401 dollars to counteract the Union force's dampening system. Or your knees will fall off.

BFBF suggests $1000 boots for extra float in pow and smooth riding under tough conditions.
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you know, for people here to drop "knowledge" you sure sound a like a bunch of hypocrites.
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So this place has turned into a serious joke. Thanks Nivek.

To the OP...if you still give a shit. I ride the Force on my rail board and the SL on my all mtn board.
The SL baseplate is stiffer and more responsive than the force.
The SL Highback has more torsional flex then the force but the same lateral stiffness. Dampening is the same...which is decent, but obviously not like riding on pillows.
The SL has a slightly softer asym ankle straps, the force have a stiffer uniform strap.
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