I have owned a pair of Union Forces for years, but I decided to buy a pair of the Contacts for my park board. I have been very happy with these bindings so far. The flex is perfect for midwest park riding and the straps are even more comfortable than my old Force straps. It does take a while to get the toe cap dialed in right since it doesn't have a quick adjust. One warning to potential buyers, my size 9 ThirtyTwo Lashed boots just barely fit width-wise into the M/L size which makes me think anybody with a 10 in the same brand should probably get the L/XL.