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Old 03-01-2010, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so i bought a pair of union forces, put them on my board so i can set the straps up...the damn toe strap ratchet is hard as shit to get undone when unstrapping!! are they suppose to be like that?? i feel like that after a few weeks of doing that or days that it will break! im thinking about sending them back and tryin something else
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Mine are really easy to unstrap...might be a faulty ratchet. Is it only one of them?
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine are really easy to unstrap...might be a faulty ratchet. Is it only one of them?

both of them seem hard to release....& they even are kinda hard to get going on the strap so i dno as much as i unstrap thru a day it would get annoying if there like this
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both of them seem hard to release....& they even are kinda hard to get going on the strap so i dno as much as i unstrap thru a day it would get annoying if there like this
My Year Four Forces got easier with time/use. I have about 60+ days on them and they seem to be holding up just fine.

Can you give some more details on what is giving you problems strapping in?
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My Year Four Forces got easier with time/use. I have about 60+ days on them and they seem to be holding up just fine.

Can you give some more details on what is giving you problems strapping in?

when i try to unstrap the toe strap it wont hardly budge at all, and im afraid it will break if i pull harder! it eventually gives, but its not worth it to me to keep them if i have to do that everytime cause its a pain especially if u unstrap 20+ times a session
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when i try to unstrap the toe strap it wont hardly budge at all, and im afraid it will break if i pull harder! it eventually gives, but its not worth it to me to keep them if i have to do that everytime cause its a pain especially if u unstrap 20+ times a session
How are you unstrapping? I just pull up on the teeth and pull out. I have the Force SL, but should be same design........
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it doesn`t work like normal, modern ratchets on releasing, you can`t just rip then back quickly. push down on the end with your thumb like you`re flushing a toilet lever and it will release the teeth from the ladder, then pull the buckle end back away from the ladder end while the teeth are still disengaged.

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it doesn`t work like normal, modern ratchets on releasing, you can`t just rip then back quickly. push down on the end like a pushing down on a lever and it will release the teeth from the ladder, then pull the buckle end back away from the ladder end while the teeth are still disengaged.
That works, I do the opposite though, instead of pushing now on that end, i pull the teeth end. IMO it is so much easier.
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it doesn`t work like normal, modern ratchets on releasing, you can`t just rip then back quickly. push down on the end with your thumb like you`re flushing a toilet lever and it will release the teeth from the ladder, then pull the buckle end back away from the ladder end while the teeth are still disengaged.

It's funny how many people can't work this out for themselves, then moan about how shitty the ratchets are.
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theyre still shitty in my opinion. not hard to figure out how to operate them, but compare the toe ratchet to any other binding on the market and you will see that it sucks ass. hell, union managed to get their ankle ratchet right, why not apply the same design to the toe? i was hoping the year 6 models would have this worked out but from the previews i`ve seen, they`re still playing catch up. good looking bindings though, but i won`t buy another pair. there are just too many great bindings from rome, ride, etc. that do the job better.

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