FWIW. I wouldn't ride Union Bindings if you paid me to again. I had 3 pairs alone last year. 2 KFC Edition's and 1 pair of Data's. All had the same problem. The bottom ratchet would get logged in the up position when you would try to unstrap. I know the usual comment, it was an isolated situation, but not when it happened with 3 of my bindings and a few of my crew's bindings. Depending on where you spend a lot of time riding, I would look at Flux for a more park oriented rider and Forums for an every aspect binding. Feel free to ask me questions about Union bindings if you would like, or Flux for that matter since that is what I am rocking now. I may not be one of the senior members here, but I do have some experience with them.