Katana or the Bataleon version called the Astros.
Interesting, I've been wondering about the Chaos, but they market them as a straight up park binding so I wrote them off as too soft. I've tried the Blasters (insanely soft highback) and just picked up a pair of Astros for this season.Those Chaos are very similar to the Vice, but with a slightly stiffer highback. Similar straps and same frame though.
Yeah, I just mean within their binding hierarchy they don't make sense. They say:Remember whos marketing it though. Bataleon has shit like the the Camel, Cruiser, Carver etc, but their bread and butter is still park rats.
Looking forward to your thoughts! Really digging mine so far. I definitely agree with Avran on the Astro straps being really comfortable.It's been a minute since I put hands on these, and I saw them pretty early on. Could be they changed stuff since I last touched them. But it was supposed to theoretically be the Chaos was a vice without pivot mount. The Astro basically a Katana without the pivot, fancy foam, or multitude of adjustments. And the Blaster was effectively DOD. But I don't think when I say them they had talked about doing asym and full frames for each so hey, maybe I'm way off now! I'll try them in a few weeks to straighten it all out.
We had about 4 or 5 pairs of STRs warranties last year for broken frames.You might want to check out the Union STR. Medium stiff binding that offers great bang for the buck. I've used the STR and the Force for years and been pleased with both. The STR would be a very good binding for a strong intermediate all mountain rider, especially at 120 less than the Atlas.