The toe strap buckle will not be as buttery as a burton ever, but will loosen up around day 7 or so.
I prefer the non-compromise of Union's strap/buckle because I know it's not coming off of my boot until I want it to. I can't say the same for a couple of other binding companies I use(d).
It just takes a small pop a the end of the run, use some muscles. However, if taking off a toe strap with more effort is that much of a deal breaker....move on, I guess.
JoeJoe, how many teeth are showing on the ladder when you're cranked down?
Last edited by phony_stark; 01-03-2013 at 05:44 PM.