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Old 11-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my first pair of union bindings and decided to go with the contacts.

What do you guys think of this binding?

The only thing I have noticed is the way the toe cap fits. It fits cap style but its really weird on my DC Park boots. Definitely feels secure and its very comfortable but it seems to just fit a little weird (and yes I did adjust them)I also noticed the base plate is a bit bigger than my Burton Missions. Other than that I cant wait to take them on the hill this winter(:

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Old 11-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are people's obsession with buying these.

And relating to your post. The toe straps on Unions are infamous, but I'm sure you'll see that below.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I got a shit ton of recommendations from at least a good 30 people. Like I said I don't dislike the toe strap its just a bit different than what I'm used to having just come from Burton bindings. The only real way I can form an opinion on it is to take them riding which wont be for another month. (winter cant get here fast enough)
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Yea, I'm not saying they're bad. They have been a huge 50/50 split about them. You should be fine though. They are really light too, so that's worth it alone.
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I cant wait to take them on the mountain. I liked what they changed in the toe strap though. I was very skeptical about the previous designs but am a lot more comfortable with my purchase with the way they are now and they are INSANELY grippy better than the getta grip capstrap on my old Burton cartels.
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OP- Looking at the design of the toe strap, is there anyway that you can unscrew the ratchet and the "non-ratchet side ladder" and rotate the strap 180deg? So what was the bottom part of the toe strap now becomes the top. You may find that having then mounted "upside down" might fit your boot better?

Not saying that the above is a solution...but hey, it might work?

I'd congratulate you on the purchase of some bindings...but im not really a fan of Union. Happy shredding though.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have the new contact pros and it took me a little while to figure out the toe strap and now I have no problem with them... I adjusted the toe strap on both bindings and use the toe strap as a Cap Strap.... As for problems getting the toe strap UN-buckled, I originally was having problems but then realized I wasn't pushing down on the buckle I was only pulling it up, once I started pushing down the inside part while I was pulling up the outside part I had no problems..... I rode in Vermont this past weekend and am very happy with the bindings.

I have ridden Burton Missions and Burton Cartels the last two years and both of them had a lot of problems towards the end of the season. They wouldn't get as tight as they did earlier in the season and they both chattered a lot.
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Just please don't become one of those hardcore Union fans that go into all binding threads and tout Unions as the best binding in the world when you only other experience are older Burton bindings.

You have the option of frankensteining the toe straps if they give you problems. The most popular frankenstein toe strap is the one from Ride.
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Off subject - but enjoy the PLY! It kills. The Union Contact is a sick combo. Ignore the fools
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Off subject - but enjoy the PLY! It kills. The Union Contact is a sick combo. Ignore the fools
I love the PLY got lucky to have some early season back country with that last snowboard and it shredded. Unfortunately the Contacts are not for the PLY I just used it to get my bindings adjusted. The base plate on the contacts is too big (They are a L/XL) There is a pair of Burton Missions on the PLY which is still a pretty nice combo if you ask me. The contacts will be for my Rome Artifact Rocker.
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