Teh Official Union Bindings Thread

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  1. Alkasquawlik

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    kyle23 said:

    phony_stark said: I think the Atlas is the best binding ever.
    I have two pair and will probably buy another pair this year just in case something terrible happens and I lose the pairs I have.
    It feels like a compromise between the force and the contact pro.

     
    i think that is what i might go with, are the good for pzrk though or more free riding?

     

    Both.

    It's the rider, not the gear.

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    What Alka and Spenser said...it's just preference.

    Either binding is a good place to start if you don't know what your preference is.

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    again, there is no such thing as a terrain specific binding. it's all preference.

    in short, the atlas is between the contact pro and force as far as overall responsiveness. i find the main difference (to me) to come from the baseplate.

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     ok thanks for the help guys

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    custom-method said:  Hey dudes. If I'm planning on buying size 10 boots (not sure what model) should I size up to large/xl or size down to medium/large (Contact Pros)

     

    Same size boot as i ride and to be honest its a bit of a pain to fit as its right on the over lap between m/l and l/xl.
    I find that the l/xl base is better as my K2 t1 and ZF1 too long in m/l though good width.Straps will be at minimum in l/xl thou people add m/l straps to l/xl base.
    Other thing to consider is the footprint size of binding on your board eg Atlas is bigger than force.
    Atm i have a 162 BSOD and l/xl SL's only just sit on it.

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     couple questions for theriderslounge.com 1. do they ship to the US. 2. do they have the stuff listed available forsure? i want to order some team highbacks and not sure if they actually have them.

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    sorrybrah said:  couple questions for theriderslounge.com 1. do they ship to the US. 2. do they have the stuff listed available forsure? i want to order some team highbacks and not sure if they actually have them.

     
    sorrybrah, from their website: IMPORTANT: We currently ship to UK CUSTOMERS ONLY.

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    koyota93 said:

    sorrybrah said:  couple questions for theriderslounge.com 1. do they ship to the US. 2. do they have the stuff listed available forsure? i want to order some team highbacks and not sure if they actually have them.

     
    sorrybrah, from their website: IMPORTANT: We currently ship to UK CUSTOMERS ONLY.

     

    :-[ thank you

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     sorrybrah has pm

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     Hey guys. New user, and want some Union bindings this year. I was really leaning toward some 2012 Contact Pros, for the nice flex but still decent response. What do you think? Ive seen them for about $170 on the internet so...

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     Also, from looking around the internet, Union bindings either have solid reviews, or really bad reviews, in terms of build quality and fit and stuff. Whats the deal?

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     Build quality seems to be the best I've seen among any bindings. Of the few complaints I've seen most seem to be due to a failure to set the bindings up properly. The new toe strap fits much better out of the box, but the older one took some minor adjusting to fit well on some boots.

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     Yeah, thats what it sounds like around this site. I hated snowboarding-forum because everytime i looked for a review, it turned to a "rip on Union" sesh. But even then, they sometimes admit to the durability....

    And the toe straps look alot better this year, but i didnt realized that the openings supposed to be off center, like im used to. My friend has some 12 contacts, and i attributed the strange strap fitting to his lack of snowboarding experience (at the beginning of the trip, he put his stance waaaaay towards the nose). But i figure ill just buy some Pros and see how they do....

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     Just gotta find some black 2012 Contact Pros!

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    cp said:  Yeah, thats what it sounds like around this site. I hated snowboarding-forum because everytime i looked for a review, it turned to a "rip on Union" sesh.

     

    Willing to bet I know who started the destruction of the thread...he's knowledgable, but a bitter guy.

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    cp said:  Just gotta find some black 2012 Contact Pros!

    I just ordered a set, black (w/red) size M/L.

    What size are you looking for?
    Perhaps I can point you in the right direction.  

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    @phony stark: yeah, same person every time. Even non union bindings, hes aleays tryin to tell people what he likes, even if the person asked about a specific binding.

    And im a size 11.5 DC, so i'd be a L/XL, right? Preferably black, but the white is cool too i guess.

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     Def L/XL, the basetrays run narrow.

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    cp said: @phony stark: yeah, same person every time. Even non union bindings, hes aleays tryin to tell people what he likes, even if the person asked about a specific binding.
    And im a size 11.5 DC, so i'd be a L/XL, right? Preferably black, but the white is cool too i guess.

    Check yer PM. Red/white

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    Also, everything shralp said is right. Some companies make comfier ankle straps, or smoother buckles or huggier toe straps, but, for me, only Union bindings put everything together in a package that's durable, predictable, comfortable and non-fussy.

    Aside from my Malavitas (I like the hinge), I have four pairs of unions and won't use anything else.      

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     Thanks. After checkin this site out, i am pretty comfortable buying some Unions now.

    I read thru this whole thread, lookin for as much info on contact pros.... why i didnt sign up untill now, i have no idea.....

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     Nice....

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     would have gotten them but they were M/L :-[ curse my size 11's!

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    Those are so sick, where did you find those? 

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    they were in the UK. got a tip from a undercover operative.

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     aaww dang id be all over those haha!

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     me too, was so bummed when i found out they were M/L ugh!!!!

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    haha i am a M/L! lol oh well

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    Taken from the Superpro thread:

    thefullnelson said: 2013 teams and superpro

     

    Dno if this was covered already, but why did they make the Superpro the same (from what I can tell) as the Team Atlas, but a different color?

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