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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: The Official Union Bindings Thread
    Posted: Dec/01/2012 at 8:08pm
Originally posted by fj5

Originally posted by thisisjoebro

Originally posted by fj5

Originally posted by spenser

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Thanks, Spenser, so you'd still choose them over the S90?
well I'd choose the SL just because I prefer unions, and I'm not too into rome binders, although they are definitely one of the top companies out there.  It depends what you want in a binding I guess.  The SL should be a little more responsive and noticeably lighter, and a bit higher end, but that's not to say there's anything wrong with the S90.


Alright, I feel MUCH more confident about the SL now, thank you so much for the input, Spenser!

Plus, they look a lot cooler in my opinion haha.


I totally agree, I like the funky colourway... I was hoping Union would come out with another all yellow Force... they had it in the past, but they took that colour out for some reason.  Not a high seller I guess?

Maybe they're just changing things up. I bet they will be back sometime in the future.
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  Quote Krazylegz1485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 2:35am
Look at the history of the Force.  The only "colors" they keep in the line every year are black and white, because they're staples and go with everything.  If they kept the rest of the line the same 2 or 3 colors every year it'd get pretty boring, especially when trying to build some frankenbindings.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 4:25am
Originally posted by fj5

Yeah, that's what I'm aiming for, I'm eager, but by the looks of my pace, I won't even get to use it this season.  Ah well, something to look forward to still.
you might just get new options by the time you hit 3k then
perhaps this years stuff ( = but if not, good to have a backup plan on the SLs
Im prob gonna go the same route =p
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2012 at 10:01pm
posted this in the franken binder thread as well I'm going to be ordering a pair of 2013 forces I only want the ankle straps off them. selling the rest brand new un-ridden for 90$ shipped. Any takers you can pick the color not a real big fan of purple though, it you want contacts instead that's fine too. anyways 90$ for bindings minus the ankle straps, I will prob keep those two ratchets as well pm me if interested.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/09/2012 at 3:07pm
what am I gonna do with a pair of brand new bindings with no ankle straps with the buckles gone?
is this some sorta crazy talk?
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  Quote dpboarder98 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/09/2012 at 3:19pm
Put your own on it?
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  Quote chhummystar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2012 at 3:13am
sounds like jhoang doesn't know what frankenbindings are.
What size will you order vicente?
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2012 at 8:27pm
they'll be a L/XL
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2012 at 7:31am
Fedex tracking says I should be getting my Force SL's in the mail today. Hopefully there'll be good snow this weekend!
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2012 at 3:34pm
Union Custom house is up

http://www.unionbindingcompany.com/custom-house

Not what I was expecting but if you want those Danny's, there ya go.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2012 at 6:30pm
yup I don't get discounts on just parts so I can buy the bindings pull off what I want and resell the whole ankle strap kit is 60$ so completely new 2013's for 150$ is a great deal for you, and I get a discount on my parts everybody wins.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 2:54pm
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yup I don't get discounts on just parts so I can buy the bindings pull off what I want and resell the whole ankle strap kit is 60$ so completely new 2013's for 150$ is a great deal for you, and I get a discount on my parts everybody wins.
Ahh just what I wanted to hear.
but that being said.. .its a L/XL
too big for me ) = i'm at M/L otherwise that would be a sweet deal. and theres some note about vendors selling on the site somewhere.. dunno if this violates that.
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  Quote projunt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:16pm
How does the number of the flex of a binding and boot play a role in preformance.I heard a lot of people say you should have one soft one hard.


I have DLX's and 32 86ft Sexton, which both have a flex rating of 4.
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  Quote Krazylegz1485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by projunt

How does the number of the flex of a binding and boot play a role in preformance.I heard a lot of people say you should have one soft one hard.


I have DLX's and 32 86ft Sexton, which both have a flex rating of 4.


Generally the higher the number the stiffer.  The stiffer something is generally means quicker response/more control.

Having one "soft" and one "hard" would seem a little counter intuitive in my opinion, but that's just me.  Basically, you get what you want for your personal riding style.  Whatever works for you.
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  Quote projunt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:22pm
Is their a benefit to softer?
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by projunt

Is their a benefit to softer?


Preference mostly, but softer usually makes a better park binding. Union uses less material towards the top of the highback so it makes it easier to grab and such.
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Depends on what you prefer in order to establish whether or not it benefits you.

Some people like "softer" boots/bindings to ride park and rails because they want a less responsive ride.

If all you do is send it every run and carve like hard-booter Bob, you might want something stiff to maximize edge control.
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  Quote projunt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:39pm
Oh okay, that makes sense. Thank you guys! What is the stiffest and the softest number?
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  Quote dpboarder98 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:49pm
1-10 1 being soft 10 being stiff unless they are using some weird scale.
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  Quote projunt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 5:50pm
Okay, thanks dpboarder98. Is their a reason why park/rail riders like a less responsive feel?

Also, is their a suggested forward lean setting for beginner riders?

I'm leaning to riding more park/rails and i'm not sure what to set the forward lean to.

Thank you.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 5:56pm
softer/less responsive boots/bindings allow more freedom of movement and may not kick your ass for mistakes.  you are able to manipulate the relation between your legs/feet and board more than you can with stiffer gear.  it really is all preference though.  i personally like same boot/binding for every type of riding, and i change the board per conditions, but other people are different.

forward lean is all preference.  most people don't use it because they think it's uncomfortable (which it isn't when you take a minute to get used to it) or they don't even understand what it is or what it does.  i think it's less necessary for the type of riding you want to do, but again, it's all preference.  i'd suggest riding with none, then add one notch, see how it feels, and adjust up or down from there.
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  Quote chhummystar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2012 at 1:24am
Does anyone want any M/L orange contacts?
they're used and still very functional.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2012 at 11:54am
somehow lost the "thumb screw" on my ankle strap the other day.  got off the lift, went to strap in, and the strap just flew out of my hand. 
 
i can't believe that happened!
i robbed a little screw out of some old bindings for this weekend. 
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  Quote diviesti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2012 at 12:15pm
Originally posted by JDiggidy

somehow lost the "thumb screw" on my ankle strap the other day.  got off the lift, went to strap in, and the strap just flew out of my hand. 
 
i can't believe that happened!
i robbed a little screw out of some old bindings for this weekend. 

Same thing happened to me with my forces, went to a local shop that carries Union and they had some spare ones they hooked me up with. If they don't have any c3-shop now carries them for like $5.  Keep checking them though, mine still work themselves loose.

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  Quote chillman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2012 at 1:34pm
Originally posted by chhummystar

Does anyone want any M/L orange contacts?
they're used and still very functional.
What are you thinking on price?
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2012 at 1:44pm
Sheit Jdiggidy that sucks..
are these your pair of unions where you lost the screw?

If you're thinking of just giving those orange contacts for free... I'll gladly take it off your hands.. I'm in need of a new pair to match  my S. RC
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  Quote Krazylegz1485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2012 at 4:00pm
Originally posted by JDiggidy

somehow lost the "thumb screw" on my ankle strap the other day. 


Originally posted by jhoang6

Sheit Jdiggidy that sucks..
are these your pair of unions where you lost the screw?


What...? Confused

Originally posted by jhoang6

If you're thinking of just giving those orange contacts for free... I'll gladly take it off your hands.. I'm in need of a new pair to match  my S. RC


Ouch


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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2012 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by diviesti

Originally posted by JDiggidy

somehow lost the "thumb screw" on my ankle strap the other day.  got off the lift, went to strap in, and the strap just flew out of my hand. 
 
i can't believe that happened!
i robbed a little screw out of some old bindings for this weekend. 

Same thing happened to me with my forces, went to a local shop that carries Union and they had some spare ones they hooked me up with. If they don't have any c3-shop now carries them for like $5.  Keep checking them though, mine still work themselves loose.

http://c3-shop.com/products/union/parts/thumbscrew-set

They might even send you some for free if you contact warranty.
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  Quote dpboarder98 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 9:42am
@jhoang6 on the last page you said you really wanted some yellow forces but they sold out quick. If you still want some here are some for pretty cheap http://www.ebay.com/itm/Union-Force-Snowboard-Binding-Mens-L-XL-/251199928799?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7caeb9df
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  Quote chillman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 10:39am
Originally posted by jhoang6

Sheit Jdiggidy that sucks..
are these your pair of unions where you lost the screw?

If you're thinking of just giving those orange contacts for free... I'll gladly take it off your hands.. I'm in need of a new pair to match  my S. RC
hey azzwipe. I had dibs. And didn't try and clean sweep him.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2013 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by dpboarder98

@jhoang6 on the last page you said you really wanted some yellow forces but they sold out quick. If you still want some here are some for pretty cheap http://www.ebay.com/itm/Union-Force-Snowboard-Binding-Mens-L-XL-/251199928799?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7caeb9df
didn't see this post until now, thanks for looking out!
but I would need M/L pair.. anyway I'm gonna have to just wait it out now have other priorities on where money needs to be spent. I have gear, it works, I'll live with it and try to make the best of it.

@chillman,
who tried to clean sweep anyone? he was offering and I responded =p

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Can't wait for 2014 CP's. Will be getting some for sure.
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