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if your union toestraps fit your boots it is only by luck.

they have the shittiest cap design in the industry - hands down.

they refuse to innovate or change this because they ordered them in such a large quantity that they're still selling product from 5+ years ago.

if bright colors distract you then you might be stupid enough to buy these.

and now we know that they use pathetic spam attempts to market their shithole product. fuck union. fuck capita. this shit if for little kids who know no better and are financed by mommy.
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If unions are not the bindings then what are the ones to go with?

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if your union toestraps fit your boots it is only by luck.

they have the shittiest cap design in the industry - hands down.

they refuse to innovate or change this because they ordered them in such a large quantity that they're still selling product from 5+ years ago.

if bright colors distract you then you might be stupid enough to buy these.

and now we know that they use pathetic spam attempts to market their shithole product. fuck union. fuck capita. this shit if for little kids who know no better and are financed by mommy.
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in no particular order: flux, rome, burton, k2, raiden, now, salomon...
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in no particular order: flux, rome, burton, k2, raiden, now, salomon...
Thanks I really want to try now or Rome
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if your union toestraps fit your boots it is only by luck.

they have the shittiest cap design in the industry - hands down.

they refuse to innovate or change this because they ordered them in such a large quantity that they're still selling product from 5+ years ago.

if bright colors distract you then you might be stupid enough to buy these.

and now we know that they use pathetic spam attempts to market their shithole product. fuck union. fuck capita. this shit if for little kids who know no better and are financed by mommy.
I am going to have to disagree. I think they have the best toecap in the industry. it's true that the hole doesn't fit symmetrically on your boot, but the fat part wraps perfectly around your boot and will NOT come off. Due to the weird weather in California last year I rode in a LOT of variable conditions and , when I would get to the bottom of the run after maybe a coupla wipeouts the cap was still on the boot. If there was a ton of ice on my boot, the cap stayed on, if it was snowing/rainy out, the cap stayed on. My burton gettagrips had slippage (supra will disagree most likely), as did my rome 390s (I heard they're making a newer toe strap though.) last year.

This is just my personal experience after riding 50 days last year on a combination of Altases and my bastard DLXs that had the contact pro toecap...because I like to be matchy matchy.
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the toestrap is bullshit. it doesn't pull back, it pushes down.
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if your union toestraps fit your boots it is only by luck.

they have the shittiest cap design in the industry - hands down.

they refuse to innovate or change this because they ordered them in such a large quantity that they're still selling product from 5+ years ago.

if bright colors distract you then you might be stupid enough to buy these.

and now we know that they use pathetic spam attempts to market their shithole product. fuck union. fuck capita. this shit if for little kids who know no better and are financed by mommy.
That's ridiculous.

Unions have toe caps have fit me best, and that's one of the reasons why I've been riding them for 4-5 years now. To take from another company's "shittiest" designs, you can look at Burton. I had a pair of Malavitas and those Supercaps, or whatever they call them, kept slipping off my Kaijus. Not enough to make it a hassle, but a couple times throughout the day, whereas my Forces never slipped. If you have Burton boots, they work great, but my friends and I have had issues with other boots, Nikes specifically.
That's why I like my Exile straps, they have the interior of the toe cap hollowed out so it fits right over the toe and never slips. Unions are like these as well. I just got a pair of Infidels and I'll give those straps another try, but I may have to order or find a pair of Exile straps to replace them.

Union has had some issues with toe caps in the past. I personally never experienced any, but they changed that design 2 years ago, and apparently the issue is fixed, so that they're compatible with most boots out there now.

I'm personally not a fan of the "skittles" colorways either, but as a shop kid, those are the first that go out the door. Ya, granted to younger guys, but how many other people on the hill do you see riding Unions. Whether those are Contacts, Forces, etc. If they're "so fucking terrible", why do you think so many people choose to buy them? And that they're quite arguably the #1 binding brand on the market?

So much unfounded hate. btw, i liked how you waited to reply until your butt buddy did.


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the toestrap is bullshit. it doesn't pull back, it pushes down.


If I had to pick between the two, I'd much rather a toe strap push down and hold my toe down, rather than pull it back, even when the ankle strap does the vast majority of this, and have my toe slip out.

Remember before cap straps were the norm, all bindings were on top and "pushed down".


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+1 I've had four different kinds of boots and Union has fit them all.

I'm VERY unlucky, personal anecdote. There was one chick I had been wanting to see naked for YEARS, finally got the clothes off, had a chance to "seal the deal" and called her the wrong name.

not lucky.
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Remember before cap straps were the norm, all bindings were on top and "pushed down".
then remember when toecaps came out and everyone switched? ffs
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