I've heard that some Unions have problems with the quality of their ratchets. Is there any truth to this claim?
I have Union Data's from 2008 and the only time I ever had a problem with the ratchets was on a 5-10 degree day where ice built up in the toe. That happened once and was resolved in less than a minute. The only other issue I've had with them was the toe strap sliding up on my old Nitro MFM boots. Once I switched to my Northwave Decades it wasn't a problem because the toe box is more squared. I know they've changed the toe over the last couple of seasons but I hear this is still a problem for some people and it really does depend on the shape of your boot. The more square the toe is the better.