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Old 12-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Prices taken from my local shop. Source.

Union Atlas - 319.99
Union Force - 269.99
Burton Cartel - 269.99

Overpriced bindings, that work, yeah they work, but not worth the money. How are switchback ratchets bad? They release smooth, union ones actually dont. Tried it before, they require force. Maybe that's where they got the name for the Force model. Ugly colorways too.

Hmm, sorry for coming of as a douchebag, i cant stand union. My suggested options my be higher but not by much, and what you gain over union products is returned in value. Anyways, sorry for this sack of shit my posts are. If i offended anyone, my apologies. I respect anyone who rides a plank on snow. Well, i just wanted to voice my opinion. Please, don't listen to me because im obviously retarded. Good night.
Weird. My shops got:

Atlas $239
Force $199
Mission $200
Cartel $270
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #112 (permalink)
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10 dollars? i don't think they are worth anything else. There is a difference from wanting a binding because I need one, and wanting a binding i would pay more for. I wouldn't pay premium for it, but id ride it for 10 bucks...
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Prices taken from my local shop. Source.

Union Atlas - 319.99
Union Force - 269.99
Burton Cartel - 269.99

Overpriced bindings, that work, yeah they work, but not worth the money. How are switchback ratchets bad? They release smooth, union ones actually dont. Tried it before, they require force. Maybe that's where they got the name for the Force model. Ugly colorways too.

Hmm, sorry for coming of as a douchebag, i cant stand union. My suggested options my be higher but not by much, and what you gain over union products is returned in value. Anyways, sorry for this sack of shit my posts are. If i offended anyone, my apologies. I respect anyone who rides a plank on snow. Well, i just wanted to voice my opinion. Please, don't listen to me because im obviously retarded. Good night.

Blame your shit shop, not Union. They're jacking up the prices way above MSRP. Way to not use Google either, tard. Simple search shows the actual MSRP.

The Burton prices are inflated as well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Weird. My shops got:

Atlas $239
Force $199
Mission $200
Cartel $270

I see what ya did. Cartels at $270 are EST. Not a fair comparison. Compare the ReFlex and standard retail for the Cartel is $10 less than the Atlas. On top of that $270 is mark up. That sucks. Why is your shop charging more than retail for Cartels and not anything else?
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Blame your shit shop, not Union. They're jacking up the prices way above MSRP. Way to not use Google either, tard. Simple search shows the actual MSRP.

The Burton prices are inflated as well.
But then your not supporting your local shreds. Lol, whole new argument. Anyways, we either pay that in Canada or get hit by duty and tax from USA.
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I see what ya did. Cartels at $270 are EST. Not a fair comparison. Compare the ReFlex and standard retail for the Cartel is $10 less than the Atlas. On top of that $270 is mark up. That sucks. Why is your shop charging more than retail for Cartels and not anything else?
Probably because they're the only shop left withing a 40 mile radius. Their K2 stuff is significantly higher than MSRP too.

Dogfunk shows $229 for Cartel with Reflex? I thought for sure it would be up in the Phantom price range. I haven't ridden the cartel since they introduced reflex, but as long as it's not full on crap, that's probably the best binding (relative to price) on the market, IMO.
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Probably because they're the only shop left withing a 40 mile radius. Their K2 stuff is significantly higher than MSRP too.

Dogfunk shows $229 for Cartel with Reflex? I thought for sure it would be up in the Phantom price range. I haven't ridden the cartel since they introduced reflex, but as long as it's not full on crap, that's probably the best binding (relative to price) on the market, IMO.
This year I might actually agree. Its the best rendition of the Cartel I've been in. The softer highback puts it back into the freestyle dominator position where it belongs. I do really like the Formulas though.
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Ahheeemmmm, 2006 P1's anyone? I love them.... Burton made the comfiest binding back then...

One binding i would consider below par of union is Technine. Why are they still in business? And even then, their toe strap is better....
Because of all the "low riding" faggot's with oversize coats ?
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Ahheeemmmm, 2006 P1's anyone? I love them.... Burton made the comfiest binding back then...

One binding i would consider below par of union is Technine. Why are they still in business? And even then, their toe strap is better....
Because of all the "low riding" faggot's with oversize coats ?
You really are an angry little troll aren't you? I always thought Canadiens were supposed to be friendly and accepting of others.
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Ahheeemmmm, 2006 P1's anyone? I love them.... Burton made the comfiest binding back then...

One binding i would consider below par of union is Technine. Why are they still in business? And even then, their toe strap is better....
Because of all the "low riding" faggot's with oversize coats ?

Have you ever ridden Technines? Or are you basing it what you've read online. Serious question.
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