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02-20-2013 04:28 PM
stunt66
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Originally Posted by airblaster503 View Post
For those that don't seem to know, Union has replaced the toe ratchets for next years bindings on almost the entire setup to have a quick release lever.

Still don't understand how it could be so difficult for someone to figure out how to properly use the current ones though.
Not gonna lie but i fucked my knuckle real bad the first time i ever strapped my boot in for a test fit. i've owned forum, ride and burton bindings and they were all real straight forward. There is a trick with these and thanks to extremo its all good now. I could definitely see how many could have a hard time because once you crank them down its locked on real nice and without the push/pull method you will have a harder time getting them off. I've had these on my new Capita DOA for 3 weeks now and can't wait to ride them!!
02-18-2013 02:00 PM
Cyfer
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Originally Posted by airblaster503 View Post
For those that don't seem to know, Union has replaced the toe ratchets for next years bindings on almost the entire setup to have a quick release lever.

Still don't understand how it could be so difficult for someone to figure out how to properly use the current ones though.
It's not proper use, I've always been able to release the strap but when you compare the ratchet lever from Union to other binding companies like Burton, Rome, Tech-Nine, Bent Metal, Ride, Forum, and Raiden they feel sticky and cheap. Not to mention the fit of the toe strap is poor to most boots. Only my 32's fit them good, my Burton, Nike, and DC's fit them poorly. For a binding your paying 200 plus bucks don't you think these issues shouldn't exist?

Not to mention there are a lot if people on this site and others that share this opinion. If you like em then cool, others don't.
02-18-2013 01:13 PM
airblaster503 For those that don't seem to know, Union has replaced the toe ratchets for next years bindings on almost the entire setup to have a quick release lever.

Still don't understand how it could be so difficult for someone to figure out how to properly use the current ones though.
02-16-2013 07:27 AM
Cyfer
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
I actually like that they're tight. They're super responsive. It's not that big of a deal to release a click for the ride up the lift.

And they're lighter than Flux, Ride, and Raidens. But if you want lighter than the Force try the Atlas or SL's.
Currently using the Contact on my Skate Banana. I like the bindings but found I like the Rome 390 Boss better for my All-Mountain rig. Still love the contacts though, one of the best non-EST bindings that allow natural flex of the board. I feel like they respond just as well as the Force. Not the same just a step below, fix the strap release and I think Union would be one of the best binging companies out there.
02-15-2013 04:39 PM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by Cyfer View Post
Used the Union Force for a while and I have to agree one of the most responsive bindings I've used. I like them a lot but stopped using them a year ago and then sold them. Responsive yes, but the straps sucked so bad I got sick and tired of wrenching them off at the end of the run not to mention shredded two pairs of gloves in the process also. If Union would fix the strap issues they would be perfect. But light weight? I don't think so, compare these to either my Contacts or my 390 Boss and they are heavy. I think the Contact weighed less, responded just as good as the Force and were even more comfortable.

I liked the Union Force but if they would just fix the straps I would deal with the added weight of the full length base plates. On a side note Union has the best sole length adjustment on the market for bindings. Very easy to get an absolute perfect center for your boots on the base plates.
I actually like that they're tight. They're super responsive. It's not that big of a deal to release a click for the ride up the lift.

And they're lighter than Flux, Ride, and Raidens. But if you want lighter than the Force try the Atlas or SL's.
02-09-2013 08:17 PM
Cyfer Used the Union Force for a while and I have to agree one of the most responsive bindings I've used. I like them a lot but stopped using them a year ago and then sold them. Responsive yes, but the straps sucked so bad I got sick and tired of wrenching them off at the end of the run not to mention shredded two pairs of gloves in the process also. If Union would fix the strap issues they would be perfect. But light weight? I don't think so, compare these to either my Contacts or my 390 Boss and they are heavy. I think the Contact weighed less, responded just as good as the Force and were even more comfortable.

I liked the Union Force but if they would just fix the straps I would deal with the added weight of the full length base plates. On a side note Union has the best sole length adjustment on the market for bindings. Very easy to get an absolute perfect center for your boots on the base plates.
02-17-2012 12:33 PM
sketch Have the 2012 Union Force bindings with Salomon Dialogues. Haven't had any issues with the toe strap at all. Loving the bindings - and the boots - so far.
02-17-2012 12:00 PM
mb889 I got these this season too and they seem to be pretty good. I wouldn't say they are amazing. I have problems with my back foot toe strap coming once and a while. I've noticed when I buckle up if there's snow behind my heel it'll come off. I think maybe it's my boot working its way back as the snow falls out. Just my humble opinion though. I've def thought about some burton toe straps too. Maybe union will fix this. Doubt it though.
02-17-2012 06:51 AM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by d15 View Post
Where'd you get the white ones?
My shop only sold them in black so the owner took the white ones off a pair of bindings they had there and sold them to me for the same price. He said he'd be able to get replacements from burton easily so it wasn't a big deal.
02-17-2012 01:54 AM
d15
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
Such a good binding, I spent the extra $40 for a new cap. Beats any other park binding out there.

Where'd you get the white ones?
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