List Price US $159
Forum Faction Binding Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Quick Release No
Manufactured in
Canted Footbed No
Burton Channel Compatible Yes
Mini disc No
Approx. Weight Feels Normal

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Binding Adjustability Good
Stance Adjustability Good
Comfort Good
Ratchet System Great
Shock Absorption Great

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Forum Faction 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Forum Faction is a good entry level binding that offers a pretty good flex underfoot for a binding in this price range. It’s like getting a Burton binding with Re:Flex tech for a lot cheaper.  It’s the kind of binding that can hang with the next level up in terms of performance.  It’s no Shaka or Republic but it’s one of the better mostly freestyle bindings out there.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

For 2012 and 2013 we see the faction in a whole new light thanks to the addition of their high-end tech to a low-end binding. The base plate was completely overhauled.  The base plate has been hollowed out, the disc now bends in the middle and the footbed is now all EVA foam. This makes for better shock absorption and more importantly a better flex underfoot.  This reduces the dead spot where the bindings sit on the board, allows for a better flex when jibbing/buttering and an all-around better ride. Burton has a very similar tech to what Forum has but you would have to pay a lot more to get it.  This upgrade makes the Faction one of the better calls in this price range and a lot of bang for the buck.  Both the 2011 and 2012 have the same decent adjustability and will not let you down.  Obviously, you will get a lot more out of these bindings in 2012 and they are the call over 2011.  This is a great entry to mid level binding and we are big fans of how the Faction has evolved.

In 2011 The forum Faction was a functional binding but that is about as far as we can go with it.

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