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post #11 of 130 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 05:00 PM
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What's the problem? It would be good to know, even for the people recommending other binding brands.
So true, I'd like to know the issue. I've heard nothing but great things about Union for the most part

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okay so i've officially had it with the forces. ive disliked them since day 1 and have hated them more and more with every day on the hill. so now i come to my decision..

do i go with :
rome 390's (boss)
ride capo
burton cartel

I want a solid all mountain binding, preferably with canted footbeds.. ive read great things on all 3, so im curious what you guys think? does one have more positives over another? ive only ever ridden cartels out of the three.

any help would be great. thanks
i have the burton Cartels and i have like 6 days on them. I absolutely love them. I ride a lot of park and like to also ride groomers and glades. The binding has just the right flex for when i want to do some jibbing to bombing the groomers. It is just an all around perfect binding. oh and it also has what they call a "get a grip toe strap" It is a toe strap that has some sort of rubber on the inside that keeps your boot from slipping out. I give it a double
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If you're sick of Union, you'll think Flux are complete dog shit. I was impressed with the Cartel's. The 390's are legit, also look at the Raiden Phantom. I'd personally recommend the Union Atlas with a Burton toe cap upgrade.
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I've also heard nothing but good things about the forces too, 2 of my buddies ride them and swear by them. Fill us in on the problem.

I've been riding EST cartels for 2 years now and have no complaints.
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^ They aren't canted.

OP, all three of your choices are great. I currently ride the 2012 Cartels on my all mountain board, 390s on my park/all mountain board.
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I went from force's to Capos and I'm happy
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At union - Your toe cap stinks, and the worst of all, you haven't fixed it yet. saw a guy today with union toe strap on so awkwardly that i busted out laughing.

OP - Burton are awesome, but today i looked at 2013 drake bindings, and they looked sick. I haven't tried em yet, but the base foam was soft, air bag for heel and the strap was super comfy and toe looked like it would work better. Tho you cant go wrong with cartels. What im picking up for my camel toe.
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At union - Your toe cap stinks, and the worst of all, you haven't fixed it yet. saw a guy today with union toe strap on so awkwardly that i busted out laughing.

OP - Burton are awesome, but today i looked at 2013 drake bindings, and they looked sick. I haven't tried em yet, but the base foam was soft, air bag for heel and the strap was super comfy and toe looked like it would work better. Tho you cant go wrong with cartels. What im picking up for my camel toe.
I agree, that was my issue too. Toe strap was not good. It's a shame, otherwise I really liked how they were light and simple designed.
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FWIW, the upgraded toe cap fits many people. I'm pissed they changed it, the OG toe cap was so much better IMO


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At union - Your toe cap stinks, and the worst of all, you haven't fixed it yet. saw a guy today with union toe strap on so awkwardly that i busted out laughing.

OP - Burton are awesome, but today i looked at 2013 drake bindings, and they looked sick. I haven't tried em yet, but the base foam was soft, air bag for heel and the strap was super comfy and toe looked like it would work better. Tho you cant go wrong with cartels. What im picking up for my camel toe.
Union's new split toe is the same thing that Rome is offering on the 390. And it's better than any other split out there (Raiden, Now, K2) and lasts longer than Ride's rubber web that breaks apart within a season and turns into a shitty version of the split cap anyways.
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