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09/09/2019 8:57 pm  

hey @soymateo its been another season, still liking those SRs?

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10/09/2019 8:14 am  

tbh I got a pair of Atlas's (my first Union's) and thought I'd go back and forth on my Giant Manta between the two.  I ended up running the Union's exclusively.  I still feel the TW SR's are a great binding that could use a little improvement on the ankle strap.  I am planning to do more comparing this season now that I have one full season on the SR's, one on the Atlas's and then multiple on my frankenVita's. 

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10/09/2019 1:14 pm  

interesting.   for some reason i thought everyone loved the flux straps.  and you can open bottles with them!  😜 

 

 

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10/09/2019 2:29 pm  

I think most people in general really love their straps.  I'm certainly in the minority on boot and binding preferences.  My complaint with the SR straps is they were too responsive.  Comfy but a little stiff for my style and preferences.  I purchased the SR because the hiback was SUPER flexible.  First run I quickly realized they are extremely responsive and lightweight.  Not a bad thing but just very different from wha tI thought I was getting.  I really like them like I said but they did not ride like they felt in hand.  Most bindings I can hold and flex and have a pretty darn good idea how they'll ride.  The SR's are absolute sleepers if you want something VERY responsive.

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10/09/2019 7:15 pm  

the straps were my favorite part of my XF’s. 

just need some underfoot/chassis padding. 

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10/09/2019 7:51 pm  
Posted by: SoyMateo

I think most people in general really love their straps.  I'm certainly in the minority on boot and binding preferences.  My complaint with the SR straps is they were too responsive.  Comfy but a little stiff for my style and preferences.  I purchased the SR because the hiback was SUPER flexible.  First run I quickly realized they are extremely responsive and lightweight.  Not a bad thing but just very different from wha tI thought I was getting.  I really like them like I said but they did not ride like they felt in hand.  Most bindings I can hold and flex and have a pretty darn good idea how they'll ride.  The SR's are absolute sleepers if you want something VERY responsive.

 

wild.  i think this will work for me then. and i know this is an absolutely stupid reason, but i copped last year's TW model with the blue and it will probably look real slick on last year's XY (that i love and did not get to ride nearly enough).  

 

and...this leads to the question though, was the atlas less responsive?  never ridden them but it's the opposite of how i perceive their product.   

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10/09/2019 7:52 pm  
Posted by: coleslawed

the straps were my favorite part of my XF’s. 

just need some underfoot/chassis padding. 

what do you use for padding? 

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11/09/2019 4:58 pm  
Posted by: RK
Posted by: coleslawed

the straps were my favorite part of my XF’s. 

just need some underfoot/chassis padding. 

what do you use for padding? 

I switched to Union Strata’s

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11/09/2019 6:03 pm  

Hahaha awesome answer


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12/09/2019 6:47 am  
Posted by: coleslawed
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the straps were my favorite part of my XF’s. 

just need some underfoot/chassis padding. 

what do you use for padding? 

I switched to Union Strata’s

How much response for the better and worse did you sacrifice? On some boards I like a really snappy responsive feeling, but that lack of dampening has my knees worrying. Intrigued by the strata as well to be honest. 

Other thing about the xf is that as a us8 size boot I might have to turn the disc 90 degrees for toe to heel adjustment.. meh.


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12/09/2019 11:25 am  

very similar for responsiveness for the TW SR and the Atlas, but as was mentioned they are different particularly in padding and dampness.  The Atlas is damp and responsive and overall felt smoother. The SR is lighter and snappier feeling, almost twitchy in terms of super responsive.  I respect and like them for that but overall it wasn't what I was looking for for that board at the time.  I also wish the footbed had some padding instead of the cork.  That and the stiff (read: comfy just too responsive for me) ankle strap were what made me consider other options.  Others will LOVE that binding.  I just wanted to try the Atlas and found I liked it as something different and better than my tried and true frankenVita's.  I'd like to take the Atlas base with my franken B straps with the SR hiback cut down another 2".  That would probably be my perfect binding : )

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12/09/2019 9:57 pm  

Nice. Amas more interested in the xf, but it's probably even snappier and more locked down. Thanks.


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