Bindings and boots don't really get reviewed as much. People are much more interested in boards than bindings and boots its mostly what fits well and is comfortable.
Nivek as usual thanks for the good information. I really want to try union to see if they live up to their hype, but with no canting and the probability self canting will be worse I'm hesitant. last year was my first year with canting and I really like it. I'm sure how thick rides wedgies are helped to, I like that extra padding also. Is the cartel now the closest thing to the contact pro and zero in Burton's line now or what would be Burton's similar binding?
No, don't do it. They are such shit. Went to a shop last night to get some boots and held about 4 different union's. From feeling them the ratchets suck ass, the plastic feels like shit and the foam is sooo hard. they are bulky, the adjustment on the ankle strap is huge and the straps feel like my mattress and as you probably know the toe straps are useless. If you actually want them to fit, you would need a boot that the front is about 45 degree sloped, Like some kind of a snow plow. Horrible design and they feel like shit all around. looked at Raidens and they were sick, so were burton's, rome as usual sick as hell and plush with the cool X on the toe strap. Flow's look cool but they cap strap felt bad. Ride was sick but i don't like how fucking skinny their straps run or narrow i guess.