Look, some of you are completely missing the point. I never once said, "Union is crap. Their entire company sucks and their bindings swallow."
Before I made this thread, I was super interested in Union bindings because of how fanatic Union users here used to be (They no longer ruin threads about other bindings thankfully). Almost every single thread about Flow bindings were completely derailed by Union followers. Other binding threads were full of "Union is the best hands down" which resulted in me and others asking them what previous binding experience they have and most replied with something along the lines of "Old Burton Customs"...
Yes, I openly admitted I was antagonistic about Union at first. It really wasn't towards the company. My whole argument is, they are a binding specific company. They use the DuPont plastics which are by all means high-grade and durable. But why is it that they cannot solve the toe strap issues? Their old bindings had issues with the toe strap and ratchets, and the redesign which was supposed to address this continue to be plagued by poor fitment and sticky ratchets.
Then you have a company like Rossignol which is very Ski orientated. Even this ski orientated brand makes toe caps that fit snug and ratchets that do not get stuck.
This is just honest criticism and the opinion of a few gear testers like Dave and myself. Don't think of it as "Union fucking blows". Think of it more as, "Come on Union, we know you're capable of designing a better toe strap and ratchet."