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09-30-2012 12:01 PM
roboelmo
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Originally Posted by Duell View Post
Awesome I was hoping to find someone like you who has both.
Ok so if the Flux's are so comfy what makes you choose union>flux
They ride better? Is the only downfall te toe strap? And what do you mean by the rackets? The cinching mechanism?
Sorry for my late reply. I chose union over fluxes just because of my riding style. I'm pretty sure if I had fluxes with urathan high backs I would of like those a lot better. A reason why its hard for me to compare both flux and union, is because the sf45 and union contacts are completely different kinds of bindings. I just like the flex feel of my unions.

Toe straps for unions. I have a pair or 32 boots that won't even fit in the toe strap. There union toe straps won't fit all boots. Racket fails, is when you try to get your bindings super tight (I ride pipe a lot). When you attempt to get it too tight the teeth of the racket will actually miss the strap and get looser. You prett much have to pull the racket leaver then press the teeth into strap.
09-30-2012 12:00 PM
Nickx I got lucky and found some on ebay for a pretty good discount. (retail 210 ish paid 165) I did notice there are some on rei.com too.
09-30-2012 11:43 AM
BoBBYdaBo$$
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Originally Posted by Nickx View Post
I demoed both flux and union last winter and i love the flux rk30s. I just ordered the new 2013s.
where did you order them from? I can't find a place selling flux 2013's, specifically I am looking for the pr15
09-30-2012 11:25 AM
Nickx
Flux!

I demoed both flux and union last winter and i love the flux rk30s. I just ordered the new 2013s.
09-29-2012 03:27 PM
P3 Mammoth
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
fuckin shop jockey.
Damn Straight. We're here to help people have a good time. If you're ever in town stop by and say "hi" (I promise we won't make you ride Unions.)
09-29-2012 02:07 AM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
The entire forum is turning into a joke because we don't like your favorite binding company? Alright, sure.
This forum is full of silliness because of the amount of misinformation put out there almost instantly about anything C3, by some people that, for some reason or another, felt wronged by C3's reps or something.

Bindings are preference, everyone has different ideas of what they want in response/tech/colors (it's true)/perception. Don't let someone else's perception cloud yours.

In the 70+ total days I've ridden I have tried different bindings. (Rome/Ride/Burton/Flux) I admit, there are things that some companies do a little better than Union, burton has smoother toe ratchets and canting (if that's your hype), flux has a comfier ankle strap, Ride/Rome have a lot of customization.

But Unions for me, overall, have been the absolute best at the things that are most important to me on the hill, especially in less than prime conditions.

Keeping my boot in the binding.
Strapping in.
Adjusting the forward lean.
Responding to frozen fingered, ham fisted, manhandling.

I own a pair of EST Malavitas, but midway through last season I bought a conversion disk and put my Atlases (by far the best binding I've tried) on my board, because of the aforementioned reasons.

Duell, you say that you'll never put Burton bindings on your board, why? I think they make the second best clamps on the market.
09-28-2012 10:07 PM
duh I love how in this forum there are a few self appointed "experts" who get very sensitive when someone disagrees with their opinions. Makes me think they probably ride like girls.
09-28-2012 09:08 PM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by P3 Mammoth View Post
Union makes a great binder, just not well recieved by this group of forum jockeys. Check around and you will find other forums full of equally knowledgeable people who rave about the good points of the Union design. PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

If you want to try the binders before you buy them then demo them from a shop. Many shops offer demo programs for binders as well as boards. Typically with binders the first day's demo charge will be taken off the retail cost of a binder should you decide to buy.
fuckin shop jockey.
09-28-2012 08:45 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
Hahaha...this place is turning into a joke. Anti-Union flamers unite!!! Remember when all the cool people use to rally behind hating Burton. Union must be the worst brand on the planet to have so many people riding them.
The entire forum is turning into a joke because we don't like your favorite binding company? Alright, sure.
09-28-2012 08:42 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by P3 Mammoth View Post
Union makes a great binder, just not well recieved by this group of forum jockeys. Check around and you will find other forums full of equally knowledgeable people who rave about the good points of the Union design. PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

If you want to try the binders before you buy them then demo them from a shop. Many shops offer demo programs for binders as well as boards. Typically with binders the first day's demo charge will be taken off the retail cost of a binder should you decide to buy.
What other forum are you talking about? EL? Yeah they have a giant hard on for anything Burton or Union.

For the time being I will stick to the facts I know and try to curb some of my stronger opinions on the product. And I know that Unions toe straps and ratchets are sub par. Literally everyone else's straps fit more boots and their ratchets release easier.
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