Teh Official Union Bindings Thread

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  1. shralp

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    vaya said:  How do the SLs compared to the atlas/forces?
    I'm wanting a more flexible binding (not contract levels of flexiness thou)

     

    SL is pretty similar in flex to the Atlas, and maybe a notch below the Force. However the Force a great binding, regardless of camber or rocker.

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    Girl really likes her old Cartels for the response but doesn't want a new pair because of all the padding. I think Forces would be really similar to the first few seasons of Cartels but I'm considering the Atlas as well. Thoughts?

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    @Boy
    I bought some skyback cartels from broke_folk and I feel like forces are the closest in response/stiffness but, in my opinion, more comfy in the highback area. Atlases to me are more comfortable than the force but have more lateral flex and a "torsionally" softer highback. I didn't really notice a difference in response straight back.

    @Vaya,TLDNR [Atlas, Contact Pro, DK, or just keep your forces, you can't go wrong with either]

    Vaya, How stiff of a rocker are you looking to buy?
    If it's on the medium side, I'd say you should lean atlas, which is my favorite binding in the line. It feels like it will be what you want it to be. If you want to press and try ground tricks, it'll be soft for you, if you want response straight back while making a turn, it's there too.

    If it's on the n00dle side, I say lean contact pro. I ran some contact pr0s on my arbor draft and liked them way more than my contacts.

    Another choice to consider is the Danny Kass binding. Haven't ridden them, but kinda want to buy some. It's based on the Flite, which I liked but thought the highback was REALLY soft. This one is carbon injected and has a team highback which, if it's anything like the Atlas highback is nice and responsive.

    @Shralp, how would you compare your SLs to your contact pros?

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    phony_stark said:
    @Shralp, how would you compare your SLs to your contact pros?

     

    Pretty similar to the Atlas, medium response, maximum comfort, minimum weight.

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     Thanks for the help. I'll probably keep the forces until I get the new board and see how it rides with them. Seems like the best plan.

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    No problem, if the RC board you are looking at like, even a little under middle of the road, your forces will be juuuuuuuuuuuust fine.

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    if you like a binding, just keep riding them. everyone is different, and i'm sure there are people who change bindings for certain riding as much as some others change boards, but i find that i like the same boot and binding for everything i do, and boards are the part i change per terrain/desired feel.

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    spenser said: if you like a binding, just keep riding them. everyone is different, and i'm sure there are people who change bindings for certain riding as much as some others change boards, but i find that i like the same boot and binding for everything i do, and boards are the part i change per terrain/desired feel.

     

    I couldn't agree more. I can ride Atlases and Nike DKs for everything.... its the board I change for conditions.

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     Totally agree with you Spencer and that is how I've ridden over the years. Girl has the Cartels that were based on Missions with more forward lean and leather straps. She doesn't want more padding or comfort but wants responsiveness. That's why I'm looking at the Force to replace the cartels but am interested in the Atlas.

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    Forgot to post this, one of my toe ratchets broke a while back on my forces. The ratchet is floppy but it still works. Is there a way to fix this or should I just get a new ratchet?

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    so it's not broken then

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    Thanks Spenser, I'm new to union bindings and I havent touched my board since my season ended. I've been too lazy to google it too. Anyways, sounds like a really easy fix.  

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     M/L Team Atlas Bindings on Amazon, $276 shipped. Someone please get them before I do...

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     I kept it to myself, but I copped some on ebay for 210.

    #dirtbagmoves

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     dirtbag!

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    I was SOOOO fucking surprised none of you fucks saw it on ebay.

    Must have been a busy weekend, or everyone was hungover and nursing gatorade.

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     You suck Phony. Can't justify the price on amazon but they're calling my name...

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    They are seks....I still have a feeling, just based on my luck, since I found some and rejoiced, they will be available for mass consumption on c3 soon.

    I want to trade one of my highbacks for either next year's team or superpro

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     I picked mine up for 190 on craigslist = win haha

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    phony_stark said: They are seks....I still have a feeling, just based on my luck, since I found some and rejoiced, they will be available for mass consumption on c3 soon.
    I want to trade one of my highbacks for either next year's team or superpro

     

    Some just popped up on C3 shop for $119!!!

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    GROAN!!! These, right?

    http://www.c3-shop.com/products/union/new-bindings/atlas-team

    Rats....I with a coupon they're even cheaper

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    Nice find phony.

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    Thanks, learned from the master.

    edit: Where are my manners?     

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     has anyone seen/heard any news on a ultrafear 3 binding?

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     I haven't seen anything about a 3rd collab? I still see a lot of Ultrafear 2 bindings for sale for cheap so i dont know if they were as popular as the expected?

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    azaspades said:  I haven't seen anything about a 3rd collab? I still see a lot of Ultrafear 2 bindings for sale for cheap so i dont know if they were as popular as the expected?

     

    probably because they use a stage 1 base, everyone loves the looks and hates the lack of response. (from what ive read) and i also own a pair and would like more response.  id be down for an ultrafear3 but with force base at the very least.

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    not stage 1, that's DLX, it's the flite base, which is like a stage 1 contact base.  

    edit: i guess it's actually full on contact base, same as last year, right? same as before only a new highback & straps.

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    gerry said: not stage 1, that's DLX, it's the flite base, which is like a stage 1 contact base.  
    edit: i guess it's actually full on contact base, same as last year, right? same as before only a new highback & straps.

     

    right, new base would make a world of difference in sales on those IMO.

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    except weren't first year sales through the roof?
    and it's meant to be paired with the ultrafear, a loose, jibby board, so loose, jibby bindings seem like a good match.

    if you want something with a force base, get forces.

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    gerry said: except weren't first year sales through the roof?
    and it's meant to be paired with the ultrafear, a loose, jibby board, so loose, jibby bindings seem like a good match.
    if you want something with a force base, get forces.

     

    right, had em on my ultrafear, felt much better on my horror. feel like forces on my ultra would be bliss though. the contact base is too jibby for me then i guess , different strokes for different folks.

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