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Uh huh, who?
Like I'm going to tell you.

There is a very good reason people here listen to what I have to say.

I tell you what, at work tomorrow I'll take a shot of the Union strap properly set up and one of a Salomon properly set up and you tell me which one you think fits better. Oh right, I'm a shop kid too jackstack.

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Nivek give us a pic of what it looks like when you try to strap your boots into the bindings
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Like I'm going to tell you.

There is a very good reason people here listen to what I have to say.

I tell you what, at work tomorrow I'll take a shot of the Union strap properly set up and one of a Salomon properly set up and you tell me which one you think fits better. Oh right, I'm a shop kid too jackstack.
You whine a lot. Anyway, I think your full of it.
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You whine a lot. Anyway, I think your full of it.
Sounds good. I'll remember that when I'm on 2014 product before Christmas.

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Two questions for ya both. How many days do you have so far? And how many different bindings have you ridden the last 2 years?

Cause I have 6 days already and 2 more before the weekend and have probably ridden more bindings in the last 2 years than you'll ever ride.

Not to mention I have a few large brands looking at me for prototype testing.

Nice try though.

And still, even taking 15 minutes is too fucking long to set up a toe strap for a company that ONLY makes bindings. Union toe strap 2.0 was their best. It didn't work on smooth rounded toe boxes but at least it worked on boxier boots.
Better questions.

1. How have you done all of this AMAZING shit and rode all of these bindings, and I can set up a union binding better than you can?

2. Are you protoing bindings for toddlers and small children who aren't allowed to use screwdrivers?

3. How many Red Bull sponsored movies have you made?

If we find out the company, and tell them you're having problems setting up bindings from certain companies, they may drop you...
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How is it I can try every setting possible and they don't fit right, but that means I don't know how to set them up right. Is there some secret setting you have to unlock with a passcode? I didn't try left, right, left, right, up, down, A, B, start... Should I try that next time.

Not to mention I am not the only one who finds the toe straps terrible.

How do I get these bindings? They send them to me for review? Yeah that.

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I have not tried unions yet, but Just picked up some 2012 390 boss. I've read what people said about setup and listened to Leo when he said to read the setup page first, then try to fit them to your boots. Helped out a lot understanding the adjustments first then getting into it. I think it took me an hour or so to set them up but that's because I mounted them to my board and noticed something was off and had to take them off and re-adjust it a second time. They seem solid so far although I have not gotten to ride them yet.

On first take the ratchets feel good and they made me realize instantly how bad rides ratchets really are. I'm not sold on the toe cap, I think rides and Burton's (when I looked at Burton's) are a lot nicer, but if they stay put and hold well theres no problem. from all you ear about union it sounds like all are better. The 2 peice canted footbed I think is much more complicated than it needs to be, but if your not planning on changing the cant angles or to putting them on other boards you don't need to worry about it. They also seem narrow compared to my ride bindings. My old ride deuce boots do not fit them width wise, but my new Ride Triads barley do. I'm thinking its because I'm on the large end of the S/M binding and if so they need a M/L 3rd sizing option.


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How is it I can try every setting possible and they don't fit right, but that means I don't know how to set them up right. Is there some secret setting you have to unlock with a passcode? I didn't try left, right, left, right, up, down, A, B, start... Should I try that next time.

Not to mention I am not the only one who finds the toe straps terrible.

How do I get these bindings? They send them to me for review? Yeah that.
Dude, We don't KNOW how you managed to mess it up. That's why we're trying to see pictures.

We're trying to help you, bro.

Also, the original poster is asking about 390s vs Atlases. I've ridden both and like my Atlases better. I'll bet if he buys Unions he'll be able to set them up better than you can.

I don't care how you get your bindings. I buy mine from a store. At the end of the day, we can only ride one binding and one board at a time. My bindings are Unions.

PS. All this internet celebrity silliness, doesn't make you look superior, it makes you look small. Are you small, Nivek? (I've ridden 4 days, btw)

Henry, I had the same problem, it took me a long time to set them up and they just seemed fussy and were kind of a hassle to move from board to board. I'm sure if I got it down though, I'd be able to set them up more quickly.

They ride fine though, have fun on those things!

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For 2013 Ride is now using a 3 pin ratchet. Smoothy smooth.

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Like I'm going to tell you.

There is a very good reason people here listen to what I have to say.

I tell you what, at work tomorrow I'll take a shot of the Union strap properly set up and one of a Salomon properly set up and you tell me which one you think fits better. Oh right, I'm a shop kid too jackstack.
I didn't see you were going to post a pic, sorry about that.

In other news.
Lemme get this straight.

You're a shop kid who can't set up all the bindings in the shop.

You're a shop kid who says they couldn't set up the bindings on a different boot from the poster's boot. So, somehow, they won't fit on his.


Original poster, I had burton hails and had no problem dialing in my contact pros, DLXs and Atlases. Nivek, please get some 11.5 Hails off of the shelf and attempt to set them up on there. okthxbbye.
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