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Old 02-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Nice ultimatum. I don't think any one expects it to look the same after a season of riding, but I don't expect stuff to fall off after a day or two of use. Scratches and strap wear are inevitable and no one is complaining about that.

I'm questioning some of the design, especially stuff like the logo that fell off of the the OP's binding. To me that seems a pretty obvious candidate to fall off almost immediately. I don't know what it looks like with the logo missing or if you can tell it is missing. Don't put the logo on there to begin with.

Things that bother me are features, whose on only function is cosmetic, being put it a location that is certain to knock it off. And after that feature is locked off it looks like the binding is missing something. As consumers we should expect better. Save money manufacturing by keeping it simple. Pass those savings along to the consumer. There is a certain irony in the fact that the logo, which is meant to promote the brand, falls off after a little use.

We are all vain to a certain extent. Some more than others. We take pride in our gear. Mount the bindings on the board with 'sick' graphics, take a picture of it an d post it to the forums. That shouldn't be the the last time your setup looks like that. I know slight exaggeration. But the point is that our gear already has enough wear and tear from normal use, we don't need any help from bad design.

The highback issue could just be a manufacturing issue. A bad batch. It happens. This is not to single out Union. They make good bindings and seem more responsive than many companies to responding to consumers issues.
This piece on the highback is essentially a sticker. Its a thin piece of plastic adhered to the highback. I've been riding with out it on one of my bindings for over a year now, and likely much longer before I noticed it. You know how much it effects the binding? None. You know how many times I complained about it? Never.

Most of my gear is worn. People I ride with have gear that is way worse and noone gives a shit. Your stickers aren't going to land you any tricks. Get over it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
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What??? I really thought all the stickers I put on my base help stick my jumps..... ::mindblown::
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #23 (permalink)
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This piece on the highback is essentially a sticker. Its a thin piece of plastic adhered to the highback. I've been riding with out it on one of my bindings for over a year now, and likely much longer before I noticed it. You know how much it effects the binding? None. You know how many times I complained about it? Never.

Most of my gear is worn. People I ride with have gear that is way worse and noone gives a shit. Your stickers aren't going to land you any tricks. Get over it.
Exactly, if doesn't help you land the tricks then why put it on in the first place. That thin piece of plastic cost money to design, create a mold and costs money to manufacture and install. The manufacturer will recover its costs. Why do it if it is just going to fall off?

And it really doesn't matter that the people you ride with don't give a shit. It doesn't validate a thing. They are any tougher and they aren't any more hard core than anyone else. Just go to a beginner hill and you will find a whole load of people that have gear in terrible shape and don't give a shit either.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #26 (permalink)
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What??? I really thought all the stickers I put on my base help stick my jumps..... ::mindblown::
It will also help you get the ladies and you will make more money throughout your lifetime than those without stickers on their boards. It is a scientific fact.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I have had the same problem. Its only a matter of time before I dont notice it and it breaks off and is gone for good. Maybe I should glue it in there?
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I have had the same problem. Its only a matter of time before I dont notice it and it breaks off and is gone for good. Maybe I should glue it in there?
I just realized the OP still has the piece. Mine's long gone.

Go get some $4 epoxy and glue it back on. Marine grade...it's waterproof. You'll never get that thing off again. Problem solved.

The logo sticker. Sorry, your snowboarding ability will just have to suffer.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Are you mad about the scratches on the bottom of your board too? Maybe you should garage your snowboard for the winter as well.

I'm sorry, in all my years of snowboarding, I've never had a product look the same after a season as when it came out of the box. Paint chips, stickers fall off, straps wear. If you don't like it, don't snowboard.
No I'm fine with wear and tear dude, it happens. What I'm talking about is the first few days and shit starts to fall apart. I don't think it's cool at all and it makes me question the how long the product will last in the long run. Don't think I'm bagging on Union because I'm beginning to think that's what your aggression about this thread is all about. I've got two pairs of Union bindings both the Force and the Contacts so I like the bindings just fine. Boards wear out, so do bindings too, and boots... PLEASE I've destroyed so many it's amazing over the time I've been riding. It's such as life if you're gonna ride shits gonna wear out. But when your bindings look two seasons old after two days on the hill I think that's kinda shitty. If you paid for em I think you've got the right to expect them to look decent for a month or two not a day or two.

And the sticker doesn't matter at all on the base plate that shits gonna fall off. I'm talking about the piece that came off the high back. That's what I was talking about, but whatever different strokes for different folks I'm not turning this into a flame thread. I'm out I said what I wanted to.

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You know how much it effects the binding? None. You know how many times I complained about it? Never... Your stickers aren't going to land you any tricks. Get over it.
Nice strawman (no, you're not the first to try that tact on the thread, nor the last. But a strawman it remains)








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