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.