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Old 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thats why I don't wear NIKE AIRS any more. Pop them mofos like balloons! What were they thinking?!?!!?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was thinking of trying union but with all that has been happening on here lately i think i will probably avoid them.
Sorry I'm new here. So what's been happening with Union bindings here recently?
Just curios because I have a pair of Unions.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was thinking of trying union but with all that has been happening on here lately i think i will probably avoid them.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Some rep from the company has just been causing a bunch of bad blood. Its in another thread. Just a bad representaion for the company IMO. If they made the only good bindings i would probably still buy them but there are enough other good choices.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Some rep from the company has just been causing a bunch of bad blood. Its in another thread. Just a bad representaion for the company IMO. If they made the only good bindings i would probably still buy them but there are enough other good choices.
Are you refering to Union or Raiden? If you are talking about Union, being an owner of Union bindings, I know what you mean. Union always seems to have this "we don't give a crap" attitude.
First I saw Union's How to Set Up Your Union Bindings videoo on YouTube, and the Union guy was just being an absolute douche. He had a sort of 'shut up, Union is the only good binding brand you idiot' tone and just gave me bad vibes. He actually reminded me of a highschool bully
Second thing is on their site, it says "everything in-house... with no outsourcing". I get the box... big black bold text reads: DESIGNED IN ITALY. MADE IN CHINA. Yeah, no outsourcing my a**!
I then try contacting them on their site but when I click 'send' a box appears that says something like "We don't like robots. Fill out the verification box." But of course there's no freaking image with the verification text!
Sure- my Union bindings perform flawlessly, look cool, haven't had any problems and should last a lifetime. But honestly I'd feel happier with bindings with a 1 year warranty, knowing that the guys who made them are NICE, HAPPY, SOCIAL people who respect their customers more than, well, their bindings! (what else?)
Oh well, I'm happy with mine anyway. As long as they really don't break, they're still awesome.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Are you refering to Union or Raiden? If you are talking about Union, being an owner of Union bindings, I know what you mean. Union always seems to have this "we don't give a crap" attitude.
First I saw Union's How to Set Up Your Union Bindings videoo on YouTube, and the Union guy was just being an absolute douche. He had a sort of 'shut up, Union is the only good binding brand you idiot' tone and just gave me bad vibes. He actually reminded me of a highschool bully
Second thing is on their site, it says "everything in-house... with no outsourcing". I get the box... big black bold text reads: DESIGNED IN ITALY. MADE IN CHINA. Yeah, no outsourcing my a**!
I then try contacting them on their site but when I click 'send' a box appears that says something like "We don't like robots. Fill out the verification box." But of course there's no freaking image with the verification text!
Sure- my Union bindings perform flawlessly, look cool, haven't had any problems and should last a lifetime. But honestly I'd feel happier with bindings with a 1 year warranty, knowing that the guys who made them are NICE, HAPPY, SOCIAL people who respect their customers more than, well, their bindings! (what else?)
Oh well, I'm happy with mine anyway. As long as they really don't break, they're still awesome.
So Union bindings are great, but the rep and their online customer service sucks?

OP, I think you just got a lemon for a binding. One bad experience doesn't mean their entire binding line sucks.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I like my raidens (very limited experience) and im sure it was a pretty spectacular wipeout that caused the break. I tend to destroy equimpent pretty quick. Last year i wrecked, a board, boots, binding, 2 pairs of gloves, a jacket, pants. Even people that don't love union seem to think they last a long time so it is something that will come into consideration.

Maybe some day i will try union. Seems like a lot of ppl really like them but im getting old and don't care about being core. I was really considering bringing in my boots to see how the toe strap would fit but whatever. Im sure in the next year or two all the bs will die down and all the sane people that ride them will make me consider them again.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was thinking of trying union but with all that has been happening on here lately i think i will probably avoid them.
Are you hearing this C3 rep(s)?!? Smooth move with you "contest"...

Justin, I had a board issue a couple years ago with Burton. Brought it back to the store and they handled the claim. It worked for me cause I didn't have to pay shipping or deal with the manufacturer at all. Got my new board in a few weeks (brought in a T6 left with a T7)

You got anything you can use in the meantime? Our season is almost in full swing here...
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ya im good, i have a pair of targas that i can switch on to. My phantoms are in the mail back to Qubec to thinkempire. they will be dealing with raiden for me.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The gf has a pair of raiden machine bindings she's giving me for xmas she doesn't think I know about. I have zero concern about their durability; why, because raiden/nitro has been doing it right for a long time and they stand behind their products. Does history mean shit can't happen, nope and that's why I have back up bindings and a warranty.
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