Is Union the only company with a lifetime warranty?
My research says yes, and if that's the case, I know who I'll be buying my bindings from. But if someone could just fill me in if there are other companies, or if there are limitations to this warranty, that'd be great!
If a baseplate or heel cup ever break on any binding it was either an extreme case or a manufacturing defect. Last year a bunch of Romes (i think it was Rome) had breaking baseplates and they all got replaced. The warranty on the baseplate and heel cup is the last thing I would use when deciding on a binding.
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I've had these Technine Dominator bindings for like many years. Everytime a rachet return spring broke, they replaced the whole strap. I think this broke 3 times and I once rode with it broken for the rest of the season and when I emailed them, they sent me a new strap. My toe strap return spring broke too and they sent me like 4 ratchets and a bunch of washers and screws. But they didn't fit so they sent me some "baltimore toe cup set" or something like that and it was actually better than the normal toe straps. So I guess this company has like a no questions asked full binding replacement policy of something. lol
The only thing I didn't like about the bindings is that the ratchet is all metal and on really cold days it has a chance to freeze. It took a minute or two to make it work but I once had to let it melt in the lodge for 5 minutes before it worked properly.
But none of the new springs broke so far so maybe they used different springs with thier new bindings.
Last edited by rasmasyean; 02-23-2011 at 04:44 PM.
Union will only warrant the baseplate with a liftime warranty...not the case with ratchets and everything else. That's a shame especially the ratchets seems to be the problem on some of the older Union bindings. My 08/09 Force MC are starting to have problems on the ratchets