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Mammothman 12-29-2011 04:30 PM

Union Force 2011
These are my third pair of Forces. Probably one of my fav bindings ever. Ive used technine elements, burton missions, cartels, burton exiles and these top them all. These are great bindings for park riders who want to be able to handle everything. If you want a park only binding, try the union contacts. These bindings are the most responsive bindings Ive ever used. They are ridiculously light and do not weigh you down at all like other bindings. UNbelivably easy to spin with and absorb a shitload of impact. My only complaints are that the toe strap sucks compared to the burton capstraps and the toe ratchet is hard to get off without full force like when I injure my wrist. Other than that, theres a reason a shitload of pros use these bindings and its because they work and they work well. Try them out im sure theyll become your fav biinding.

dlau247 01-07-2012 05:40 PM

did u have the 2010 union force? seems like the toe strap is crushing my toes and kinda hurts. and they never stay put as a cap strap or maybe i just got to unjust it more.

East§ide 01-09-2012 08:53 AM

yea i love these bindings but the toe caps are totally worthless. i may take the caps off my cartels and put them on these. its THAT bad

civic2tegg 01-09-2012 09:12 AM

This was my first weekend using the 2012's and I thought they were great. the toe strap was a little sticky but wasnt to hard I just punch it everytime came right off :) . But besides that they were fine fit my boot nice. I also think since the toe strap is a love hate thing some people love them and have no problem and others can't get them to work I think they might be very boot sensitive. I'm using them with 2012 Maysis seems to work fine.

East§ide 01-09-2012 09:15 AM

Im using them on salomon factions... I have to reallllllly set up the toe cap right otherwise it slips right off. Also had to crank the forward lean to 4 on the evo to ride all mountain lol... my thighs are aching

dlau247 01-09-2012 05:34 PM

yeah dont think we should be having to change our lean stance just to make the bindings work..

casper3043 01-09-2012 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by dlau247 (Post 464054)
yeah dont think we should be having to change our lean stance just to make the bindings work..

+1, or swapping toe straps. that's pretty pathetic...

East§ide 01-09-2012 09:06 PM

I agree...for $200 bindings im disappointed.

onefutui2e 01-09-2012 09:25 PM

it's sad, really. every time i talk about union bindings at shops, the rep inevitably shakes his head. some of the best bindings with the shittiest toe straps is essentially what they say. switching them out to the burton toe caps made a huge difference. i'm curious how much of an improvement they managed in 2012 though. most people i spoke with said it's a minor improvement but it largely will depend on whether or not it can confirm to your boot. maybe if i call their customer service and try to goad them in sending me a pair of straps :rolleyes:

Extremo 02-16-2012 07:07 PM

Such a good binding, I spent the extra $40 for a new cap. Beats any other park binding out there.

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