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Old 12-14-2012, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forum here and just had a question. I have union force bindings (2013) and am going to buy a Burton Super Hero 2013 brand new from a friend who bought and didn't even take it out of the plastic. I bought the union conversion discs for the channel but it came without the screws. My question is basically what do I need now? I am not sure if the board comes with the screws and if it does I am not sure if my friends still has them. In the event he does not what do I have to get?
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well if the board is still in the plastic the screws should be there they are on the side of the board in a cardboard slip. correction this is not the SCREWS the are the inserts that slide in the channel then you need just erg binding screws

p.s. i just got the same board it is a sick one youll love it so playfull have fun!!!
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if the board comes with the m6 hardware or more exact , the slider nuts then you can use the regular screws that came with your union bindings.

If not , then goto a sport store and ask for the m6 hardware. It should have the sliders and screws.
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When you buy burton disc bindings the channel screws are shorter than the standard screws, and they're black (not sure if they're a different grade or heat treated or anything).

I'd try to get the hardware to go with...
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Joe,

you can go into your local shop or call Burton Rider Service.
you'll need M6x13mm screws.
They're not teated any differently than any other M6 screw, they're just shorter and black to indicate the difference in length.
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If I was into Burton gear, I feel like I'd want to pair a channel board with est bindings, period. Seems like you're not utlizing the benefits of their setup if you don't run them together.
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If I was into Burton gear, I feel like I'd want to pair a channel board with est bindings, period. Seems like you're not utlizing the benefits of their setup if you don't run them together.

The Channel is more about stance options and ease of use.
EST is more underfoot flex, same with Re:Flex just a little less of it.


None the less, some people have a different rail board, a pow board, a rock board etc which may not all be Burton.
Or someone likes a Burton board and just really likes Union so to each their own.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok so I went ahead and mounted my Union Force bindings 2013 on a 2013 Burton Super Hero. I used the conversion disc from union BUT used my regular screws. I did not go and get the burton screws. The union screws fit into the inserts and tighten up. Is this good idea or should I really look into getting the burton screws?
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Ok so I went ahead and mounted my Union Force bindings 2013 on a 2013 Burton Super Hero. I used the conversion disc from union BUT used my regular screws. I did not go and get the burton screws. The union screws fit into the inserts and tighten up. Is this good idea or should I really look into getting the burton screws?
get the shorter screws. they reason why they're shorter are as follows:

1: long screws will likely bottom out and dent the Channel.
2: If the screw doesn't bottom out and dent the Channel, you wont have enough tension on the disc which could easy result in the disc spinning or the whole binding slipping.

the second scenerio is more likely and would lead to injury. likely a knee injury.

get the shorter screws. they're free.
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Ok sounds good. But what if they are not denting the channel or touching it?
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