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Old 11-09-2012, 02:07 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Define "better".

I love those straps, they work perfectly for me, which is why I chose to support them. I've owned and ridden a ton of bindings before, and I really Unions. I didn't like the straps on my Malavitas. They felt too cushy and unresponsive for me. Does that mean those straps don't work for other people better than Unions? Sure.

But there's obviously a ton of people who have seen what the market offers, and chosen to support Union.

Like I said, define better. Snowboarding isn't about quantifying "riding experience", it's about having fun. And if those bindings don't work for you, then that sucks, but good thing there's a fuckload of other companies out there that you can choose from and find something that fits you and your riding style.

But just because you personally don't like how Unions ride, doesn't make them a terrible binding, or have "worse" straps.
Quoted as an example of reasoning and truth. Personal preference is just that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:10 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Exactly, also I define "better" as "kept my toes strapped into the boot regardless of circumstance/condition" ...in case anyone is wondering.

With their cored out strap, Union does that, for me, better than any other company I've tried.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:13 AM   #63 (permalink)
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What matters to me in a binding is all about feel, responsiveness, comfort, and durability. The toe strap has a minimal role in all of those categories. All I want the damn thing to do is not be overly complicated and keep my toe in place. I have yet to find the two strap binding that doesn't do that, but I certainly haven't tried all of them. Not even close...
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:28 AM   #64 (permalink)
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WORD! I want my toe strap to keep my toe strapped in and be released, Unions do that better than the other bindings I've tried, but, like Matty said, it's not like these other companies have FAILED in some way, if I were "stuck" with a burton or a rome it would be fine.

I just like the way Unions get the fuck out of my way better than any other company, but if they keep you grounded for 2 hours, Nivek, I say move on. The original poster did a while ago.

Will post pics tomorrow. Hail or Danny Kass?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I was gonna make a Baron joke, but I am a gentleman and preferred allow you to score and take the primary assist.

Also Red Baron's girlfriend/wife is hot....you are, clearly, hotter though. It's nice that she doesn't mind.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I will sooooooooon! My daughter is getting big enough to safely hand off to other adults.
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we're family friendly....
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #68 (permalink)
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WORD! I want my toe strap to keep my toe strapped in and be released, Unions do that better than the other bindings I've tried, but, like Matty said, it's not like these other companies have FAILED in some way, if I were "stuck" with a burton or a rome it would be fine.

I just like the way Unions get the fuck out of my way better than any other company, but if they keep you grounded for 2 hours, Nivek, I say move on. The original poster did a while ago.

Will post pics tomorrow. Hail or Danny Kass?
Stark do you have your toe strap set "traditional" or as a cap? Just curious if you had a preference. I have a pair of '12 Force that I just put on my board and haven't found out yet if one way is better than the other. My '11 Force were set traditional and I never had a problem, but with the new toe cup design this year I'm curious if I should try it.
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I run mine as a cap, always have and always will. I feel like it keeps my boot more secure and gives me more control.
Give it a go, you may like it!

Off topic (this whole thread is off topic as the OP has already bought the Atlas)

Is that your Husky? Love those dogs.
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I run mine as a cap, always have and always will. I feel like it keeps my boot more secure and gives me more control.
Give it a go, you may like it!

Off topic (this whole thread is off topic as the OP has already bought the Atlas)

Is that your Husky? Love those dogs.
Thanks. I believe I will give it a try this year and see how things go.

Yeah, that is my Husky, Loki. Name fits him perfectly.
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