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Old 11-06-2009, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've just picked up an '09 Burton Mayhem, and am in the process of researching bindings. Heaps of people on this forum are recommending the Forces, with most of the feedback on the C02's and C60's being negative. However, when I check out rider reviews on the Burton bindings, they tend to be all positive?
Whats the deal??? I was super keen on either the C02's or C60's, but feedback is making me wary
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forces and c02/c60s are not even in the same category
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C02's and 60's are very much freeride oriented, where Forces are more of a jack of all trade kinda binding. They are pretty good at anything you want to do in them. They can jib and ride powder. The two Burtons probably wont be as fun for jibbing, pretty stiff.
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C02's and 60's are very much freeride oriented, where Forces are more of a jack of all trade kinda binding. They are pretty good at anything you want to do in them. They can jib and ride powder. The two Burtons probably wont be as fun for jibbing, pretty stiff.
Forces... duh.


CO2s- overrated, over priced and named after a green house gas. How good could they be?
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If you're gonna spend the money on the CO2's or C60's check out the Force MC's as that is more comparable to the C02 in terms of stiffness and responsiveness.

The standard Force/Data is more of an "all-mountain" type of binding as it's not as responsive as the two burtons but allows much more flexibility while still being pretty responsive. I ride the Data's and got them over the C02's which I liked a lot but not for the money. There have also been durability issues with the last couple of seasons of CO2's with the carbon highback cracking easily. Don't get me wrong Burton makes very good bindings but the performance/value factor is just not high enough to make them worth buying IMO.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thats like comparing cheesecakes to carne asada burritos
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thats like comparing cheesecakes to carne asada burritos
I'm hungry.
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thats like comparing cheesecakes to carne asada burritos
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have never really been a fan of Burton bindings after purchasing some c14's - I got my hands on a pair of the union force's and they blew my mind! I agree with lisevolution, if you are going to spend that kind of money check out the Force MC's. If you are looking for a great all round binding I would consider:

- Union Force

- Union Force SL

- Rome 390

- Rome Targa

they are all great bindings you can pretty much shred anywhere with!
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