Hello, I just bought M/L union force bindings for my size 9 salomon boots and I watched the union binding video guide saying I should leave 4 teeth for optimal removal. I seem to have way more than 4 teeth showing on the ratchets. It seems that My boot is only grabbing onto 5 or 6 teeth deep.
Their toe ratchets are the more annoying ones anyhow. As long as your boot is centered in your binding and your ankle strap is centered on your boot, your fine.
+1. If it bothers you that much, undo the screw and adjust the length of the strap if you haven't already. I do have some gripes with my 2011 Forces, but it's minimal. They feel pretty solid under my feet. Enjoy.