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11-09-2012 12:08 PM
Originally Posted by jc610 View Post 'bout putting the toe straps in the back slots rather than the front, then they might fit right. derp
Nivek? What are your settings? You still haven't explained them.
11-09-2012 12:08 PM
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
I rode Unions for 3 years. They suck. My roommate rode them for 4. He's over them and will never go back. Hows that for personal and friend usage info?
"Sucks" isn't very informative, and it's also very subjective. If you don't like the toestraps, or feel that Unions have too little baseplate padding, why not just say that?

I am not a fan of K2 bindings. I think that the auto toestrap, hinged straps, and canted footbeds are overly engineered and just more stuff to have to fiddle with. I don't like rear-entry bindings, as in my experience it makes bindings less responsive. Tool-less adjustability is nice, but some of the solutions that I've seen make me wonder how durable they are.

None of that equates to a justifiable statement that one design/engineering approach is "better" than another. It just means that my understanding of a better solution is dictated by my experiences as a rider - as are yours.

Investing in the latest version of snowboarding fanboyism (which started 25 years ago as "Burton vs. Sims") is just so much bullshit. I don't care what gear you ride. I am curious about honest, insightful feedback about why gear has or hasn't worked for somebody. We are not defined as riders by the gear that we ride. We are defined by the stoke that we share. 90% rider, 10% board. ALWAYS.
11-09-2012 11:52 AM
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
I have equal toe and heel overhang on that. It's a 9 in a M/L. The strap is centered on the boot.

Hell if you want I'll adjust the whole thing all the way forward tomorrow so there is more ladder and take another pic. The strap will still stick out that far off the end of the boot.

Here's the other side. 'bout putting the toe straps in the back slots rather than the front, then they might fit right. derp
11-09-2012 10:59 AM
phony_stark didn't answer Matty's question.

1. When did you stop using Unions? When did your roommate stop using Unions? Last year? The year before that?
2. Why did you stop using them?

If this is how you answer questions and give feedback, you won't last long at any job that requires R&D or "Journalism". Does someone else write for you? The person who shows up here and talks about Unions seems like, a bitter, angry, tiny, tiny man. The person who talks about other things seems less so.

Do two people use this account? If I were someone wanting to know about Unions, I would find your opinions unreliable.
11-09-2012 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by matty19 View Post
Why not share your experiences with the stuff that has worked and not worked for you and your friends rather than make a bunch of emotional claims about a piece of gear's qualitative merit or supposed objective value? The OP would get a BUNCH more value from that don't you think?
I rode Unions for 3 years. They suck. My roommate rode them for 4. He's over them and will never go back. Hows that for personal and friend usage info?
11-09-2012 03:51 AM
matty19 He and I appear to approach sliding sideways on snow from VERY different places... I hope that his way is as much fun as mine.
11-09-2012 03:39 AM
Alkasquawlik A very short man.
11-09-2012 03:39 AM
phony_stark He hates shop kids and shop kids don't carry that shit. It's only logical and COARER THAN COAR, BRAH!
11-09-2012 03:38 AM
matty19 Yikes! Who's spending $600+ on a jacket that barely reaches their waist?
11-09-2012 03:36 AM
Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
why are you pussies so butthurt?
No one is butthurt.

Although, if I had to choose, I'd say the kook who wears Arcteryx is the one who was butthurt.
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