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09-21-2014 09:38 PM
ekb18c Wait hold up. Since you like new stuff, why not just go demo the contact pros or buy them and try them? Who knows, you might like it or might not. If you don't like them throw them on the for sale section and i'm sure someone will buy them off you. I got first dibs... Called it..
09-11-2014 02:14 AM
ek9max To those that say I'm dumb for picking a bindings based on color I would agree with you.

But be a little more specific before cutting me down. Picking the WRONG binding based on color is dumb.

if I wasn't clear that's my fault. If the contact pros were a good fit. Then yes I wouldn't mind having them to match the board. If they aren't, I'd look into something that is a better fit. Even if they didn't March color wise.

This thread has definitely steered me away from the contact pros.

I'm looking into the union ultra. They are much stiffer and have the same tech that I was interested in.
09-11-2014 02:04 AM
crazy3gz I'll be putting Katana's on mine.
09-04-2014 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by Steezus Christ View Post
if you really cared about graphics you wouldn't have gotten a never summer..

09-04-2014 01:20 PM
Steezus Christ if you really cared about graphics you wouldn't have gotten a never summer..
09-04-2014 01:01 PM
Brewtown Solid advice from Nivek and CK. Yes it is dumb to pick a binding entirely based on color and yes contact pros are probably not going to be the recommended binding to pair with a Ripsaw. That said, it seems like you have developed enough perspective in one season to know what you are getting with that set up. At this point it's simply preference.

When you rode the factory last year, what board did you have it on? I could absolutely see those being overkill for a first season rider, especially if it was on a mellower board, but with 60 days under your belt and a more aggressive deck you might feel differently. On the other hand, if you're worried about the c pros being too soft and the factory being too stiff then you simply can't go wrong with cartels, forces, or atlases.
09-04-2014 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
If you're still learning, why in the world did you get a board as aggressive as the Ripsaw?

It is what it is at this point. Don't dumb it down by putting a soft binding on it. Hop on and tame that wild bronco! You're gonna get bucked off a few times along the way for sure.
I agree. The Ripsaw is built to be stiff w/ aggressive camber zones... Not sure it will be very fun trying to reign in that kind of ride with a soft binding. I'd think a medium, med-stiff, to maybe even a just plain stiff binding would be the look.

Think the color-way is the last thing you should be concerned with: fugley's that ride dope will beat out ones that might look fresh but ride crappy...

Since it seems like you've had some issues with a couple "off the beaten path" binding models falling apart and being designed weird, have you thought about just going w/ a safe bet like a pair of Cartels or the Forces' if you're sold on Union (seems those 2 are pretty much the "industry standard" w/ beginners to pros riding them)?
09-04-2014 12:05 PM
Steezus Christ the webbing is horse shit. so is the aluminium base plate. dings easily and snaps. ive seen it firsthand.
09-04-2014 03:32 AM
Originally Posted by francium View Post
I rode my el hefe's the latter part of last season and hand no issues you must really be cranking the toe strap down to knacker the webbing, and just out of interest why do you want so much forward lean on the high back???
not to put you down or anything but the paramaters in bold are subjective at best. Some peoples' half a season can take others a lifetime to complete.

the webbing in those bindings has been a piece of shit from day one, all you have to do is ride a lift on a busy day with snowboarders in the last 7 years or however the fuck long they've been doing it....
09-04-2014 01:54 AM
Mizu Kuma Have ya looked at the FLUX SF or DM?????
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