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Old 11-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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From what I had heard from friends Union bindings were supposed to be pretty great and I was in the market for some new ones. I went to my local shop and got good feedback from the store so I went ahead and bought the '12 contact pro's. After looking around on here for a while I've come to see that the toe-straps are supposed to be crummy and don't fit your feet. I am fairly new and haven't had a ton of equipment so I don't really know if they fit my boot or not, or if I should even be worried because i don't really know what a set of good bindings should feel like. Did i make a big mistake? If not how should the straps look on my boot?(if it would be helpful i could post a pic of my boot in them) My boots are a 10.5 vans holden.


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The toe strap problems were on last years unions. Contact pros are nice a bit soft for me i prefer the forces
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The toe strap problems were on last years unions. Contact pros are nice a bit soft for me i prefer the forces
i'm 20 minutes from a pretty great park that has night-riding so i chose soft/flexy because lot's of hat i ride is park after school and stuff.
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Then thats cool. I had last years contact pro and i liked them especailly how light they felt.
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Yeah do you guys even know Union changed straps this year?
i think the newbs were reading last years reviews
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I bought some 2012 unions this year. And I don't like the toe straps. But then again, my last years bindings were Flux and those straps are super easy.

With the new Union toe strap, try plaing around with adjusting the foward and back position of the straps. I currently have the outside strap (the tooth strap) is locked in the position cloest too the toe, and the inner strap (racket strap) in the back position. And now I have a pretty good fit with toe strap over the toes.
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From what I had heard from friends Union bindings were supposed to be pretty great and I was in the market for some new ones. I went to my local shop and got good feedback from the store so I went ahead and bought the '12 contact pro's. After looking around on here for a while I've come to see that the toe-straps are supposed to be crummy and don't fit your feet. I am fairly new and haven't had a ton of equipment so I don't really know if they fit my boot or not, or if I should even be worried because i don't really know what a set of good bindings should feel like. Did i make a big mistake? If not how should the straps look on my boot?(if it would be helpful i could post a pic of my boot in them) My boots are a 10.5 vans holden.


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Check out this Union Binding set-up vid. You can see how the toe strap should fit.

2011/12 Union Binding Set Up Clinic - YouTube
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah do you guys even know Union changed straps this year?
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Yes, they did re-design their straps. However, even the re-design had issues during the time of 2012 gear demos. Union has since re-designed the re-designed toe straps for the production models.

Strap in and take a pic then post it up. People will let you know if the fit is good.
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I've seen them in the wild now, they still don't seem to conform to too many boot styles.

It's not that damn hard to make a great toestrap. Seriously.
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So you stopped every rider and ask them? Doubtful....... Sort of a ignorant statement there
Actually, your statement is far more ignorant. Do you know what Nivek does for a living? If you paid attention more to gear threads even within the last year, you would know he demos a ton of gear.

Nivek, you work in a shop or used to correct?

More gear access there. He rides in Colorado (or used to at least), a ski/snowboard state. I can't imagine how many Union users he comes across.
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