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Union Atlas Toe Strap Issue

I have emailed UNION, but not gotten a response yet, so I thought I'd ask the forum.

I have a pair of ~2014 M/L Union Atlas bindings which I like, but recently the tow ratchet does not tighten without effort, and when it does tighten, it can pop loose. I am riding with NITRO Reducer boots which may have a different toe shape, but to make the toe ratchet lock and stay, I must pull up on the ladder strap (away from my boot tip) to engage the teeth, and ratchet the ratchet. If I try to ratchet with one hand, or push down on the ladder (over the top of my toe) it slips off and will not tighten. Once it is tight, it stays tight due to the friction.

Is there something I can do, can I get replacement top strap and ratchets, should I change to the Union Force toe straps, or does anyone have a suggestion on how I can ratchet my toe straps with one hand instead of needing two?

Also, any ideas on how to keep the high back down and keep it from flopping around? It is pretty loose in the fasteners supplied by UNION.

Otherwise, I really like these bindings.
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You should call c3.. c3-shop.com

Highback flopping around? Are you sure you are using the binding correctly?

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You could try to shim the connector that holds the high back to the heel cup. As I recall, you can't really fix the problem by tightening the bolt because the same bolt holds the ankle strap. That bolt has a plastic washer-spacer-thingy that prohibits extreme tightening. You might be able to expand that washer thingy by using some Teflon pipe wrap or dental floss. That should keep the high back from falling over when you're out of the binding.

Before anybody gets offended, I'm not saying that you can't do proper, fully committed carving turns on a hybrid board. I'm just saying that you can definitely get away with more lazy turns on a hybrid board if you want to. Because it's true.
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