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11-08-2012 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by phony_stark View Post
@poutanen - You're right it's probably only two or three people that go out of their way to hate Unions. They're very active though. I can't speak for the whole board.
Fair enough. I can only hope that people asking for advice ANYWHERE (in a shop, on the internets, from their friends) will take that advice with a grain of salt.

Just because I've had good luck with Burton C60s doesn't mean they're the right binding for somebody else... I think the best thing to do is say "in my situation binding/board/boot/goggle/turd "X" worked well for me or it didn't, and here's why _______________"

To the OP, I like Burtons toe caps and ratchets. We just recently switched my GF over to mid-range Burton bindings because her previous bindings kept stripping ladders. I find the all metal ratchet to have far less play and is less likely to skip teeth when ratcheting fast than her previous brand (and previous brands of bindings I've used).
11-08-2012 02:02 PM
phony_stark @poutanen - You're right it's probably only two or three people that go out of their way to hate Unions. They're very active though. I can't speak for the whole board.

@Triple8 I KNEW IT. I felt up some lichens a few months ago, and they felt the same as my 2012 Vitas but I thought they were pre-pro so I paid it no mind.

However, handflexing and riding are two different things.
11-08-2012 02:02 PM
I<3snowp0rn What's the point of having a winged highback? What does it do? I read Cartels dig into your calf...but maybe that's old news. Sorry, I'm getting back into the sport and will have a lot of questions.
11-08-2012 01:58 PM
Originally Posted by phony_stark View Post
re: why they're not discussed...I think they are.
A lot of people talk about the Malavitas on this forum, but this place really likes their Romes/Fluxs/Flows, so normally it's in comparison to those. I like Unions which means normally I'll get yelled at here.
That's what I was going to say, there is a lot of discussion about Malavita's here and most of it I've heard has been positive.

I wouldn't say we are pro Rome/Flux/Flow, there are Burton fans here, Union fans (yes they may be a minority), etc.

Just like for boards there's a great mix of various fans here.

I think people need to stop getting caught up in the brand vs. brand arguments.
11-08-2012 10:52 AM
Triple8Sol I checked out the regular Vitas at 2 different shops last week. They have an asym strap. Yet another Burton description fail? lol...
11-08-2012 01:32 AM
phony_stark Dude, I'm a tit.

One DOES say "asym react strap"
the other says "react strap"

reading comprehension fail......carry on.
11-08-2012 01:25 AM
Supra yes, these 2 threads should be combined! lol

malavitas have genesis (lighter) baseplate, heel hammock, different ankle strap
11-08-2012 01:06 AM
phony_stark I meant I thought they had the parkblend they used to have, but it appears they have the same 30% as the Cartels....

Sooo....the difference is, what? Highback? Lame, B....lame.
11-08-2012 12:56 AM
Maybe baseplate blend is different on the RE:Flexes.
what do you mean?
11-08-2012 12:09 AM
Originally Posted by Supra View Post
hmmm, on the burton site is says the malavitas have the asym react strap too...but they are different to the cartels if I remember correctly
Fuck me. I guess they do now......

Maybe baseplate blend is different on the RE:Flexes.
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