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Old 12-27-2012, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Title explains it all. This is my style of riding.

I am more all mountain than just the terrain park. I like to hit natural features and be playful - all the while staying on runs. I may do a couple laps in the park, but I tend to shy away from it now. A couple jumps and a few boxes is about it.

I was told to look at the Union SL or Union Atlas. I am not familiar with these. I currently have Burton Missions from 2007-08 but it drives me crazy because I can crank them tight and after a few runs there is this "gap" between the ankle strap and my boot. I'm pretty picky about that - I want it snug and fit with no movement and no choke points on blood flow.

I know to get a binding that fits my boot - however I'd like to narrow it down to 2/3 models to go after for comparison with the boot.

Oh - of course... my boots are Burton Ions from a few years back. They still rock. Size 10 I think? I have forgotten. Between 9.5 and 10.5.

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I ride both the Union SL and Atlas and both would suit this board well.

I currently covet the Union Team Atlas with carbon infused baseplate (the SuperPro) for my all mountain board. It's the same as the SL with a stiffer highback. I'd recommend that over all.

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Burton Cartels - had these on my SL and they pair really well. I currently have last years Cartels on my Phoenix. They are a good all around binding.

Raiden Phantoms - My buddy has these on his Phoenix. I've only rode them a few times but I was very impressed with how comfortable and cushioned they are. I'm a big fan of the air bags.

Union SL - I currently have these on my Cobra. I've never been a Union guy but figured I'd try em out this year. They are very responsive without being very stiff.
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I rock a pair of K2 Forumlas on mine and they go great
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I haven't used Flux or Union.

Do the Cartels have the loosening traits like my missions do?

I'm not familiar with the new term of "canting". From what I understand - it is either built into the baseplate of the binding or done through a foam that forms to the legs - giving each foot a slight angle to help the knees?

Is it worth to go after a binding with this?

(Sidenote - I'm also considering a NS Cobra, which combines the proto and SL - so the bindings may go on that board too, but since it is so similar, it should work just the same as with bindings for the SL)
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I'm not familiar with the new term of "canting". From what I understand - it is either built into the baseplate of the binding or done through a foam that forms to the legs - giving each foot a slight angle to help the knees?

Is it worth to go after a binding with this?
I personally like canting, helps with my feet (get really bad pains) and just makes it more 'natural' and lets me have a wider stance. The K2 Formulas for instance I believe are 3degrees canted (correct me if I'm wrong?) and its the foam footbed that gives it the canting, on the formulas at least.
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Some of my top contenders:

K2 Company IPO

Burton Cartel or Malavita

Flux DMCC/Light


My '12 Malvitas are doing great, pretty much cannot tell they are there. They weigh nothing and the straps are just perfect.
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I ride both the Union SL and Atlas and both would suit this board well.

I currently covet the Union Team Atlas with carbon infused baseplate (the SuperPro) for my all mountain board. It's the same as the SL with a stiffer highback. I'd recommend that over all.
Atlases would be rad for your riding style chatty.

Extremo, not to thread jack, but I'm not certain taht the team atlas/super pro have carbon infused baseplates.

I think it's just an atlas with cool colors and a team highback.
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Atlases would be rad for your riding style chatty.

Extremo, not to thread jack, but I'm not certain taht the team atlas/super pro have carbon infused baseplates.

I think it's just an atlas with cool colors and a team highback.
It looks like you're right. I thought I had read they were the same baseplate as this years charger but I just found a product description that says it's just the Stage II baseplate. That's disappointing.
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