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04-29-2009 03:40 PM
megamold once the strap get used and more flexible it hugs the tip of the boot quite well actually
04-29-2009 10:44 AM
kMc haha yea, i would at least try to get a discount or something!!! they are great bindings though, and its not like there were any major changes from last year to this year, the toe strap change is no big deal once you know where they go, imo.
04-29-2009 10:32 AM
megamold then im gonna go scream my lungs out at the store
anyway, i'm still very happy with my force's , great all round bindings
wouldnt trade em for anything else ( except maybe the 08/09 model )
04-29-2009 10:28 AM
kMc hm. on this years the straps have kind of a mesh pattern look to them on the tops, and i think they had a smooth look to them on last years. im just pretty sure the straps you are describing are from last years model.
04-29-2009 10:18 AM
megamold hmmm i was pretty sure they were this years model , if not then i'm gonna go throw a fit in the store where i bought em
but they still work just fine , once you know where to put the toestrap
04-29-2009 10:12 AM
kMc if im not mistaken, i think yours are last years model, which do have the plastic piece still, its just covered up. they changed it in 09 so that it would be easier to position. not positive though.
04-29-2009 02:58 AM
megamold hmm , your toestrap seems to have a plastic strap over the toe , my force's dont have that , i just have this concave piece where you have the plastic strap
for some reason i'm not able to setup my toestrap so that it looks like that.

my toestrap is this kind

larger pic here
04-26-2009 01:46 PM
Can't go wrong with either...

Between the two the Forces are better suited for free riding. Their highbacks are stiffer than the cadets but not too stiff. They are considered middle of the road in stiffness which will give you the most versatility whether you wanna mob down steeps or play in the park. I would consider myself as being a similar rider as you so I like doing mostly free riding as well. However, if you want a more forgiving binding with a softer flex then you might wanna go with the cadets, you'll still be able to mob down steeps but the bindings just won't be as responsive. It's really up to you, they're both great bindings so you can't go wrong with either. Just be sure that when you purchase one of them that you adjust them so that the cap strap fits right. A lot of people have been complaining about the new cap strap system slipping off their boots. When you setup your bindings make sure to put your boots in and fit you bindings to them. Here's how the cap strap should fit. Also, you should try calling Union to get their opinion. I've called their customer service line and they're freaking awesome, they really helped me choose the right binding for me. Good luck on your purchase.
04-26-2009 03:40 AM
Nathaniel If you were intending on free-riding 90% of the time and you could get the Forces or the Force SL's for the same price which would you buy?
04-25-2009 05:39 PM
totally agree

I ordered a pair of union forces for a 111 bucks at Mount Everest Ski and Snowboard. They only had a L/XLg which was perfect for my size 11 DC Judges. Plus I got free shipping and no sale tax. If you're looking for a smaller pair Sierra Snowboard has them in M/L for 100.
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