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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Best Park Binding
    Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 2:51pm
I've been looking around at new bindings since i just ordered a 2011 burton hero 134 cm and need some help. I'm leaning on Union, Rome, or Flux bindings. I RIDE IN THE PARK and like to hit jumps and rails there. I'm looking for a binding less than 200$. PLEASE HELP ME WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 3:11pm
Just throwing this out there but check out these Bon Hiver bindings. Sick concept! 
http://bonhiver.com/411/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 3:19pm
what type of binding do you like?  stiff, soft, medium, etc?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 3:25pm
Well I have old Burton customs right now and those are kinda medium so im looking for soft bindings. My friend has a pair of unions on the same board i have so anythings possible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 3:29pm
customs as of at least the last 5 years or more are on the softer side, and cheap.  if you want something like customs or more forgiving aka "softer," check out the union contact, flux rk30 or sf15, and maybe the rome united
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 3:45pm
I have the Sierra/Union Contact SL which are pretty much a Union Contact with upgraded Force highback. I use them on my all mountain board but Im still learning, they would be great for park.

http://www.trusnow.com/Union-Sierra-Contact-SL-Snowboard-Bindings.asp

I find Union bindings are great quality, light weight and use good quality materials.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 3:47pm
SL highback.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 4:24pm
Originally posted by spenser

customs as of at least the last 5 years or more are on the softer side, and cheap.  if you want something like customs or more forgiving aka "softer," check out the union contact, flux rk30 or sf15, and maybe the rome united


Customs have always been pretty poor, i just think other binding companies have gotten better and it just makes them look worse.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 5:26pm
word, except 2012 customs look pretty legit.  2011 cartel highback, full base padding, and the straps aren't as bad as years past.  not that i would ride them, but... they're a more legit binding these days i think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 9:40pm
yeah they start to look more high end nowadays.  i had 07 or 08 customs. and the straps were crap.  i didnt know how cheap the bindings were until i stepped into 10 cartels.
 
but yeah, what spenser suggested are all legit options.  guess youll have to narrow it but your preference and budget. im on union contact sl too and i love them for park and all mountain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2011 at 7:11am
The Burton Missions might be a good choice for you too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2011 at 7:20am
I'm using Union Forces on my Hero. I switched from Mission EST bindings but I have to say I like my Forces a lot more. I like the fact that the Forces have the same response, IMO, but aren't exclusive to Burton's Channel. I'm wanting to hop off the Burton bandwagon and check out other companies.
Mission EST -> Union Forces
Burton Cargo Pants -> Sessions Achilles Pants
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Burton Hero -> Capita Stairmaster Extreme
The only good thing Burton gave me was the Hero and Cargo pants. The Motos were too soft for me, the Launch jacket had no insulation at all, and the Missions were a Burton Exclusive (not bad if you stick with Burton boards).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2011 at 11:40pm
Originally posted by ShredThePeak

I'm using Union Forces on my Hero. I switched from Mission EST bindings but I have to say I like my Forces a lot more. I like the fact that the Forces have the same response, IMO, but aren't exclusive to Burton's Channel. I'm wanting to hop off the Burton bandwagon and check out other companies.
Mission EST -> Union Forces
Burton Cargo Pants -> Sessions Achilles Pants
Burton Launch Jacket -> DC Spectrum
Burton Moto -> 32 Lashed
Burton Hero -> Capita Stairmaster Extreme
The only good thing Burton gave me was the Hero and Cargo pants. The Motos were too soft for me, the Launch jacket had no insulation at all, and the Missions were a Burton Exclusive (not bad if you stick with Burton boards).
 
yeah i've slowly been leaving the 'burton bandwagon' as well... i will definately still have some burton gear since some of it does the job perfectly for me, but most of it will change.
 
my old quiver consisted of 3 different custom x's (got a 156, traded it for the 158, then traded that for the 160), a burton supermodel x, burton x8, burton fish, and a burton vapor with burton c60s, co2s, cartels, p1s, and malavitas (all this shit i ended up gathering over a few seasons as I had 2009 co2s, cartels, and c60s, a set of 2010 malavitas, another set of 2010 c60s, and then a set of 2008 p1s), and finally, topped it off with burton ions and slx boots with burton ak hover and stagger outerwear.  I still had oakley goggles, but as far as that everything was pretty much burton.
 
now im using a lib tech t.rice and t.rice hp, a jones flagship to be replaced by the solution, and i may end up getting a hovercraft split as well (kinda dreaming it more than planning it).  i use burton c60s and that's it, no need for any other pairs of bindings.  they do the trick no matter where i take them although i will likely change it to cartels just because 400 for the diode will not happen.  i still have my slx and ion boots, but i will likely get some driver x or dc status boots by the end of this season to replace them.  i am using mainly quiksilver outerwear now, although i still use my stagger pants regularly since they are the shit.  my ak 31L pack should do the trick until i need a black diamond backcountry pack.
 
burton's great, but my main issue was with the channel and just having to get all the 'special' hardware... i got tired of it, switched to a lib last season, and that is that.  since then i have been moving away from burton trying companies like jones, quiksilver, and other random stuff that turned out to be great.  however, i may pick up a custom x again just to have a stiff traditional full camber setup again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 4:53am
I actually ride contacts on a hero and thought it matched up really well. Like what spenser said, flux is legit too. Being you have a burton your options are a bit limited .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 9:17am
old customs are pretty soft, i doubt you'll find anything a lot softer but like spenser said, something soft and a lot higher quality is definitely out there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 10:06am
Ride Contraband and Flow 5 or Flow NXT.  Just throwing some other brands out there.  The 09 Cartel had a pretty flexible higback ( I think.)  But, they also had some built in fwd lean that other riders didn't like.

Also, if you didn't want the Union Contact, the Union DLX is pretty inexpensive but has characteristics between a Union Flite straps, simplistic baseplate (similar to the Force) and contact highback.  Also, the Union Flite is a good pick up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 10:49am
the 09 cartels are flexible high backs. i love mine awesome park binding but i dont think they have anymore in stock here. the othe binding i have is the burton exile which ride similar to the cartels just a little stiffer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2011 at 11:49am
union contact.
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Originally posted by Amills646

union contact.
 
what makes this statement a fact?
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