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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 08:41 PM
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Union Force binding or Union Contact

Hey, I'm looking for a new binding for next year and kinda looking at Union Forces and the Contacts. I'm pretty much all freestyle, probably 85%, and 15% freeriding. I would also like to to have quite a bit of flex. Right now I'm riding 2008 Rome 390's. SO do you think I should stick with my 390's, get the union forces or the contacts, or is there other binding that is a good flexible park binding?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 08:45 PM
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From TJ Schnieders mouth, the Contacts are sick park and rail binding but not enough performance for pipe or freeriding. I have them and really like them, but it definitely takes more effort when I take them out of they park and off groomers. If you don't want that much flex, go with the Forces, really solid everything binding.

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are they comfy?!? i wanted to get forces but cant find xl at sierra...
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I have both the Rome 390's and the Union Force bindings. The Romes are more flexible allowing better tweaking than the Forces. Both are equally as comfortable.
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i was asking about the contacts ,, from the pics i see they have less cushnining so what do u think is better burton misiions or the contacts? ill be freestyling the whole mountain basicly.. thanks and only these 2 are in my price range now..i wouldve bought cartels but seirra cant ship burton to canda.
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Contacts have the same cushion as the forces, but are alot softer. I actually got rid of my burton binders couldnt deal witht the forward lean.
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burton cartels are great but people probably wont recommend them just cause they're burton.
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for all mountain riding, with big jumps and drops.what do u guys recommend? missions or union contact?
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 04:22 PM
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Burton bindings are garbage, I started out on Burton bindings and have owned both the missions and the freestyles. This year I switched to union contacts and let me tell you they are so much better!! Their about 100 times lighter, more comfortable, and more responsive. They are also made with Dupont Zytel ST super strong nylon, extruded aluminum (which is lighter and stronger then regular aluminum) not to mention they are way cheap for all the tech you get.
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For all Mountain Riding, Go with the Union Forces. "Contact's" are going to be softer. The "Forces" will provide you with quicker response and a better all mountain feel. From my experience.
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