Union Force PROBLEMS - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Joe Coffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 130
Default Union Force PROBLEMS

I am quite disapointed as of late with my new union forces. I have used them 3 times in total and the toe strap is CRAP I REPEAT CRAP. It sticks no matter how I position or adjust it. Yes I have done all the adjustments you can do (toe strap length, heel cup adjust, toe strap forwar and backward adsjustment etc etc) I have been reading and have found this is a common problem.....Quite dissapointed.....
__________________
Current Setup
Burton Super Hero 2013 151cm, Union Force Bindings 2013, Burton Hail Boots.
Joe Coffee is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
seant46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Winterpeg
Posts: 758
Default

Word. When I was selecting bindings 2 years ago I was going to go with union because I heard good things about durability but the toe strap scared me away. I went with flux and am loving it Flux changed the toe cap the season after I bought my pair so I cant comment on them now.
seant46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 04:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Extremo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 3,340
Default

What do you mean it sticks? As in the ratchet doesn't release?
Extremo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 05:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SHREDDER97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Default

Another thread complaining about union forces.....ahhhhhh
SHREDDER97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
StimulisRK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rochester NY and Killington VT
Posts: 31
Default

What sticks? The ratchet?
StimulisRK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Joe Coffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 130
Default

The ratchet sticks. Its like I have to pull on it hard to release it and when it does release its like a pop like its breaking but its not. The ankle strap releases real nice but the toe strap is a bitch. And no it is not cranked all the way down. There is about 4-5 teeth showing.
__________________
Current Setup
Burton Super Hero 2013 151cm, Union Force Bindings 2013, Burton Hail Boots.
Joe Coffee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
seant46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Winterpeg
Posts: 758
Default

When your pulling up on the ratchet do you just pull the lever up? I have found with some bindings they open easier if you pull the ratchet lever up with your main fingers while applying pressure downwards on the opposite end of the lever with your thumb.

Wow thats hard to explain, but hopefully it will help
seant46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Extremo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 3,340
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Coffee View Post
The ratchet sticks. Its like I have to pull on it hard to release it and when it does release its like a pop like its breaking but its not. The ankle strap releases real nice but the toe strap is a bitch. And no it is not cranked all the way down. There is about 4-5 teeth showing.
Yeah the toe ratchets are a bitch. You have to kung-fu grip the shit out of it to get it to pop. Still love 'em though.
Extremo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 70
Default

I had the same issue with my Union force... I feel your pain. This year I went Flux, no ratchet problem at all.
yimingration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Joe Coffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 130
Default

Going out tomorrow....I either find a solution and decide I will keep them.....or I'll sell them. Really pisses me off....270 dollar bindings and coming from a binding only company and I get this.
__________________
Current Setup
Burton Super Hero 2013 151cm, Union Force Bindings 2013, Burton Hail Boots.
Joe Coffee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums