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Old 02-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just want to give you guys a heads up if your planning on getting this bindings. This are my first bindings and maybe my last if Union don't pay attention to their design. All in all i like the bindings itself but the bits and pieces that comes with it not so much.





The plastic trim on one of the bindings always pops off everytime i drop my board on the ground to get rid of the snow on my board. And the small union square logo is already missing. Easy fix right? nothing a glue or double sided tape can't fix. but come on now why would i have to do this in the first place. I got this bindings brand new, I will record a video once i hit the slopes this Friday.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its common. It's cosmetic. They changed it for next year. End of thread.
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I think the OP brings up a good point. It is something I've thought about recently. It is not something limited to one company or one type of product. I've had a couple pairs of bindings where small cosmetic things have come off or broken after one or two uses. And a few boots too. I know. Shut up an ride, but it is irritating to pay at least a couple hundred bucks, or more, for something to have things fall off from normal use. Hell, just keep it simple and charge a little less for the product.
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Its common. It's cosmetic. They changed it for next year. End of thread.
Its common and cosmetic? Well if they fix the problem in the first place it wouldn't be common aint it. Don't end the thread just yet i want others to see what they're getting before they buy this bindings and the problem they have to deal with. I'd be pissed if the first time i used the bindings and loose the trims.
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You're bitching about a useless piece of plastic that you don't think should be put there in the first place.

It serves no function. You ride them, not admire them from afar, so what's the problem?
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Meh, ill continue to buy and ride unions.....those who care more about the performance/feel rather then cosmetics will also not care. Unions a great company and makes great bindings, im sure they'll chime in here personaly soon.
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I think the OP brings up a good point. It is something I've thought about recently. It is not something limited to one company or one type of product. I've had a couple pairs of bindings where small cosmetic things have come off or broken after one or two uses. And a few boots too. I know. Shut up an ride, but it is irritating to pay at least a couple hundred bucks, or more, for something to have things fall off from normal use. Hell, just keep it simple and charge a little less for the product.
And fortunately, with the new design, we'll never have to hear people whine about this again.
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As a general point it's a fair complaint. It's not just about a cosmetic problem, it's something not working the way it should, which tends to leave doubt about the parts that DO need to work. It also may affect resale value. Parts just falling off bindings is not a good thing... To just dismiss it as "it's only cosmetic, if you cared more about performance it wouldn't matter" is unfair. Yes, the fact they are fixing the problem going forward means it's not going to be an on-going issue and yes, it's not a major issue. But that still means there is something which was wrong being fixed...
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Hello Guys,


I just want to give you guys a heads up if your planning on getting this bindings. This are my first bindings and maybe my last if Union don't pay attention to their design. All in all i like the bindings itself but the bits and pieces that comes with it not so much.





The plastic trim on one of the bindings always pops off everytime i drop my board on the ground to get rid of the snow on my board. And the small union square logo is already missing. Easy fix right? nothing a glue or double sided tape can't fix. but come on now why would i have to do this in the first place. I got this bindings brand new, I will record a video once i hit the slopes this Friday.
Where and when did you buy these bindings Accuracy?

Are they the exact model/year as the ones you posted?
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You're bitching about a useless piece of plastic that you don't think should be put there in the first place.

It serves no function. You ride them, not admire them from afar, so what's the problem?
ey it's not your money i used to buy this bindings. what "if" you buy a board yourself and bought it because you like the graphics then after a few times you used it the graphics fades away leaving you with a blank board aren't you gonna bitch about it?


Oh by the way check out my bindings they're Unions i'll show you the logo. "oh $hit it fell somewhere" it's like telling someone i have a gucci bag w/o the logo in it.
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