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    Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 5:47pm
Hi All

Union bindings are in.. finally...searched for weeks to try and find some and now they are here...

Now, the question is which union binding should i get? other forum topics have suggested the force or contact.. which one would be better for me and the reverse crew?

I've rode for 3 years now, 3-4 days each year - not an expert, not a full beginner also - can link turns and head down the mountain with no issues - but i Just want to be a bit more playful this time around - few small jumps, ollies, butters - all the simple stuff.

Thanks for the help in advance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 5:48pm
if you want a more forgiving binding that isnt total mush, the contact is your man.  they sound like the fitting binding from unions line for you.  the force is definitely a more responsive binding without being super stiff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 9:32pm
It seems like forces will fit you better. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 9:40pm
I have the force. ITs really responsive, I dont know if it would good for beginner. Its good for all mountain, VERY durable and well built.

Just wait till season 2011, bunch of them just came out I think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 10:28pm
forces = more all mountain.
contacts = way softer. less responsive
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 10:33pm
the actual contact plastic is really not that much softer at all, its just the padding that allows the baseplate to roll side to side a little, and the highbacks arent quite as tall or "aggressive."  and its always going to be preference... gigi rode contacts a lot last year and we all know how he basically defines all mountain as well as big mountain... and how many jibbers are using forces?  tons.

it really comes down to what you want.  i thought contacts might be a better fit because theyre not as responsive and you said you wanted a more playful ride.  if so, and you think a more forgiving binding will be good for you, get contacts.  if you want some power and more response but a binding that isnt quite as forgiving, get forces.

or you could go in between and get contact pros.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 10:36pm
Last years danny kass would be perfect. Its like the contact with a stiffer high-back. If you can still find them then you should buy them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 10:41pm
that too.  data highback (same shape as forces but with an extra layer that makes it slightly stiffer) and the baseplates are carbon injected, which makes them a little lighter and a little stiffer.  dannys binding for 2011 is the same way, except its the flight baseplate instead of contact.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 11:12pm
Sounds like the forces will be a good fit, they are a good mix of responsiveness and flex.. and they come in yellow!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 3:44am
I would probably say the forces or the datas. they're a little more rounded than the contacts which gives u more flexibility to muck around the mountain but also do some pow/bombing. up to you though. i was faced with the same position a few year backs and i chose the datas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 9:30am
wait... so youre saying datas and forces are more flexible (theyre not)?  because theyre "more rounded?"  what does that mean?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 9:35am
Originally posted by spenser

wait... so youre saying datas and forces are more flexible (theyre not)?  because theyre "more rounded?"  what does that mean?

Let me try to interpret what he was saying...... I think he was trying to say that forces/datas are more well rounded (or versatile), which give you the flexibility (options) to ride them in different places/styles....... just a guess, but it's all I could get for that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 11:00am
oooooh, haha.  yes, i think that makes sense.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 12:30pm
HI BB STAR - Congratulation for the GOOD CHOICE - UNION

Not an expert but not a beginner and you wanna try new things - jumps,ollies,butters - i think the Contact is for you - they are little   more freestyle oriented and softer . I have Force 09 - a real ALL MOUNTAIN KILLER - you gonna feel the progress of your riding skills with this binding.
With Contact you will easily to learn .But i gonna chose the Force
Ops , I already chose them
Whatever - you cant go wrong with UNION man
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 8:17pm
id just got the force on my RC and teseted out on the weekend in the Australian alps. Awesome set of bindings with good response. Looks quite durable too but having read up heaps on Union, don't think you'll have to much issues here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 8:24pm
I am looking at getting softer union or rome bindings for jumping on my reverse crew.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 11:26pm
im also confused what to buy, so im thinking i mite just buy 1 of each Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/22/2010 at 1:21pm
That's what I'm very tempted to do as well... One of each
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/22/2010 at 1:54pm
I'd go with whatever Sierra collabs with Union.Smile
j/k  For all mtn - Forces.  As spenser said, datas are just a fancier Force.  So if you want to spend a $20 or $30 more, go with the Data.

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