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2013 Burton Reflex Cartels vs Union Atlas

Hey guys,

The time is near to upgrade my board/bindings, being that I gave my old set-up to my teenage son. I have been eyeing the NS Proto CT since its inception and will be pulling the trigger on the Proto HD (will reserve one with my local shop this summer). I am not trying to start a debate as to whether you like or dislike Union or Burton, but rather pros and cons of each for my riding style. I've had Union Forces and besides the toe ratchet not cooperating sometimes, I didn't have any problems out of them. And the only issue I've read about with Cartels is the inside of the heel cup shredding the back of certain boots. Other than that they seem comparable and could be a thing of personal preference.

I'm 35, I've been riding for 4yrs now and i bought my first set-up 2 years ago. I live on the east coast and mainly go to resorts in PA (Camelback, Whitetail, etc.). My riding style ranges from playfully cruising to hard charging hitting natural features. I've not done the park yet but I want to.

I want to take the time to get this set-up as dialed in as possible, as far as, matching the flex of the board/bindings for my riding style goes being as I will keep this set-up for a while.

And if you guys have any suggestions for boots as far stiffness for my riding style, let me know. I know the boots will be a toss up as I need to get my feet in them first, but at least this can point me in the right direction.

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have you read the other threads on bindings?
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Yes. I checked the review section and bindings section. I did read some things about the cartels but it did not specify if they were the reflex or est. However, I have not found any info on from someone who has ridden the atlas. I did check the website "thegoodride" but I'm not sure how reliable they are as a source if information. Forum topics from everyday users is what I would rather hang my hat on.
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Can't go wrong with either one. Both perform similarly. Both are mid flex. Will ride anywhere on the mountain. Pick whichever one you think looks better.
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Simple enuff! I figured that, just needed confirmation from more experienced riders. Thanks.
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