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|01-27-2014 11:37 PM|
Originally Posted by krazibone View Post
|01-27-2014 08:33 PM|
Grey Dragon I see them available on some of our Australian online stores but they are 2013 models selling at prices equivalent to 2014 models on US stores which is mind boggling.
I ended up pulling the trigger on a set of Union Factories i'm hoping that it will last a while and serve me well for my pow/all-mountain setup.
|01-27-2014 07:49 AM|
I'll add that I have ridden Ride, Salomon, and Burton bindings, but now ride NOW Ipos exclusively. I find the hangar/kingpin concept makes for a very responsive binding, and I use it on softer freestyle boards and stiffer, more aggressive boards - just change the bushings accordingly.
I have read posts on this forum where people say they don't notice a difference with the NOWs, but I found them notably different, and better for my riding.
Can you get them in Australia?
|01-27-2014 06:33 AM|
Yea I knew what I meant by style of riding was not clear. I should have made myself more clear of what I was meaning. I meant my sarcasm or whatever towards gray not you OP. Oh and greydragon, I've always found dip shit funny as hell yet meaningful. Lol.
OP sorry to hear about the lack of snow. I really liked the Force, and it's a tough and durable binding but I have not rode the Factory but I would say it's an upgrade from the force. The force made it a little easier to control or flex my board due to its tip and tail stiffness in comparison to the genesis and hologram but I like the soft tip to tail flex because it feels more comfortable to me (personal preference). I think you'd be happy with either the Factory or Force and wouldn't notice the small differences.
|01-27-2014 06:02 AM|
Originally Posted by Mystery2many View Post
If you took my comments as hostile, that's your interpretation.
The fact that the OP didn't understand your comment either supports my case.
Thank you for clarifying what you define as style for the two of us dip shits.
|01-27-2014 03:02 AM|
Mystery thanks for the response seems like the snowboarding industry has changed over time as i always thought style of riding meant Freestyle, Free-ride, etc when doing a google search on "style of riding". Unless you mean in my own terms of course "what is my method of riding"?
Anyhow it is kind of hard to describe my style as there isn't enough snow in a year down under to experience different types of bindings and describe my style. However what you have described was something similar something responsive heel and toe, while able to flex tail and tip.
I'm having trouble getting contact pros in my size online shipped to Australia so I've narrowed it down to the Union Factory and Union Forces 2014 since the forces are a bit stiffer (better heel/toe response i think?) on the highback compared to the Atlas this year I believe.
|01-26-2014 05:57 PM|
|scotty100||I have malavitas on my Yes Great Beauties board. Perfect match for all mountain.|
|01-26-2014 01:22 PM|
Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
OP. I've had a bunch of different bindings. I've had Cartel, Hologram, Genesis, Flow Nx at, union forces, ride rodeo and some other junky binding when I first started. I ask your "style" because all these bindings have a different feel and they all are for different riding styles. For me, I like a binding that has good tip to tail flex but also responsive from heel to toe edging. But that's because it fits my riding "style". I have many other friends that like a more solid or stiff binding because it compliments their riding "style" better. All the bindings you are choosing from are a really good binding. But you really need to know the feel you are looking for. I'm not sure if a binding will make you better at something but more rather compliment the board and your style or preference.
I'm currently riding the 2014 Genesis on a Proto and it is wonderful. It's a softer feel but still responsive. The hologram had an equal feel and also responsive but you could really lean tip to tail without much resistance. The Force was a solid or stiffer binding. It held your boot in place rather than letting it move from tip to tail with my legs (which many many people prefer).
This is just my experience and how it felt to me but everyone has a different style and preference and it helps to know exactly what feel you are looking for.
I don't have any experience with NOW bindings but they get good reviews. But it's all a preference thing.
Good luck. Ask any questions you can think of and I'll try to share my opinion with you.
|01-26-2014 09:55 AM|
|Mel M||If you say you like a "skate" feel, then definitely the NOW IPO'S. Otherwise, the Burton Genesis or Union Contact Pros would be great.|
|01-26-2014 06:45 AM|
i have the greats too! its a hectic board. I have burton cartels on them and they are a ripper!! although flex is a little soft it is still an awsome all-mountain. or look into this years union force too! Im sure they'll hold up just as well, i guess you said budget don't matter but i think the forces will be enough
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