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Old 04-05-2008, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burton Cartel or Union Forces

So I've been trying to decide on bindings. I've got about $100 to drop. I can get Cartels at a local shop or Forces online, both for about the same price. (can't find any Rome for that low, much as I might like to). Anyone have a recommendation? and because I want to be an informed consumer, why do you recommend what you do?
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have forces and they are great. easily worth the $100. i havent used cartels though, so i cant compare them.
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have forces and they are great. easily worth the $100. i havent used cartels though, so i cant compare them.
How's the toestrap on the forces? Nobody around here has them so I can't manhandle them like I want to.
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What style riding do you do most?
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How's the toestrap on the forces? Nobody around here has them so I can't manhandle them like I want to.
i like the toestrap a lot. i only use them as capstraps and they never slid or loosen. they are really "soft"(cant really think of a better word) and they conform to the toe of your boot really well.
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What style riding do you do most?
I suppose that would have helped, huh? I'm really still learning (this is my first set up) but I'm expecting to be mostly all mountain on the grooms (on the "ice coast") and would like to be able to get the occasional air. I don't expect to be hitting crazy rails anytime in the future, and not doing any backcountry runs, though the occasional glade run up at Jay Peak once my skills are there might be nice.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i like the toestrap a lot. i only use them as capstraps and they never slid or loosen. they are really "soft"(cant really think of a better word) and they conform to the toe of your boot really well.
Cool. that was actually my concern about the toestrap-- it looked a lot stiffer in pictures than I hoped it would be
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Any other opinions? I'm leaning towards the Forces right now, after reading some concern elsewhere on the Forum about the toestrap on the Cartels slipping up off the toe.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My boyfriend and I both are using the Cartels and have not had any problems with the toestrap slipping up off the toe. We are both pretty pleased with them and their adjustability.
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My boyfriend and I both are using the Cartels and have not had any problems with the toestrap slipping up off the toe. We are both pretty pleased with them and their adjustability.
Are you rocking this year's Cartels or a previous year?
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