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01-21-2013 02:00 AM
Jules Winnfield Just picked up a pair of used Burton Prophecy. Light, ankle and toe cap super cush. Board feel is spot on. By far best toe caps I have ridden. It's the binding you don't think about all day because it does everything you need it to....
Like my Nike Kaiju's.
01-12-2013 06:06 PM
Mel M
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Originally Posted by Chef Jer View Post
The Frankenbinder process was much simpler than the link posted. The Burton getta grip cap and ratchets actually work with the Union ladders. No mods were necessary and it was as simple as screwing the Burton caps into the Union laders. I still need to adjust them for my boot but this is the result:



(*flux's I ordered were over sold and really missed SL's after riding my Cartels again)
Did the exact same thing just a few minutes ago thanks to your post! I actually have the same boots (Salomon Synapse) as the OP and it fits like a glove.

I have the Atlas bindings and no matter what I did, I could not get the toe strap to stay. Everything else about this binding is awesome and I would've hated to get something else just for the toe strap. Now I have arguably one of the best toe straps on the market on these awesome bindings and everything's perfect. Thanks again Chef Jar!
01-05-2013 03:35 PM
NoOtherOptions
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Originally Posted by Chef Jer View Post
Wow.. thread jack

I'm actually eyeing Flux DMMC light and Raiden Phantoms. I like how the Unions were middle of the road for flex but still really responsive and would like to find something comparable.
Angrysnowboarder gave the DMCC lights a very favorable review on his site. I heard good things about em. Havn't riden them, but I did ride a pair of Flux's last season that were pretty dope.
01-05-2013 01:37 AM
Deimus85
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Originally Posted by Chef Jer View Post
As posted earlier (in a different thread).. I've gone this route. Union's customer service is top notch and they did offer to send me the older force caps. However, I've had some gift cards laying around for a bit and I really like the burton caps.. so I went that direction.

The Frankenbinder process was much simpler than the link posted. The Burton getta grip cap and ratchets actually work with the Union ladders. No mods were necessary and it was as simple as screwing the Burton caps into the Union laders. I still need to adjust them for my boot but this is the result:





(*flux's I ordered were over sold and really missed SL's after riding my Cartels again)
Yea, the Burton Toe Caps look really comfy and nice. Good work!
01-04-2013 09:58 PM
Chef Jer
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Originally Posted by Deimus85 View Post
Yea, some boots just won't work with those open toe cap designs. For those boots you would want to look into bindings that have some kind of stretchy toe cap, like the Rome and Ride binders.

Or you can Frankenbinder it:

Frankenbindings: Toe straps/caps! | Jibby Snowboarding
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
This is my vote. Why scrap a sick binding over a defective strap. Upgrade and enjoy.
As posted earlier (in a different thread).. I've gone this route. Union's customer service is top notch and they did offer to send me the older force caps. However, I've had some gift cards laying around for a bit and I really like the burton caps.. so I went that direction.

The Frankenbinder process was much simpler than the link posted. The Burton getta grip cap and ratchets actually work with the Union ladders. No mods were necessary and it was as simple as screwing the Burton caps into the Union laders. I still need to adjust them for my boot but this is the result:





(*flux's I ordered were over sold and really missed SL's after riding my Cartels again)
12-31-2012 12:44 PM
Chef Jer
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Originally Posted by Deimus85 View Post
Yea, some boots just won't work with those open toe cap designs. For those boots you would want to look into bindings that have some kind of stretchy toe cap, like the Rome and Ride binders.

Or you can Frankenbinder it:

Frankenbindings: Toe straps/caps! | Jibby Snowboarding
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
This is my vote. Why scrap a sick binding over a defective strap. Upgrade and enjoy.
Appreciate the recommendations but..... my Cartels are going on the board tonight for tomorrow and Flux's are ordered.
12-31-2012 12:42 PM
Deimus85
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
This is my vote. Why scrap a sick binding over a defective strap. Upgrade and enjoy.
It's not that it is defective, it just doesn't work optimally with every boot. My 11/12 Atlas work great with my Rome Libertines, and it has the same Toe Cap as the SL. So yea, instead of getting rid of the whole binding or getting a new boot (we all know how hard it is sometimes to get the right boot), just switch up the toe cap. The other option is find one of the older Union toe caps, like off the Data or Force.

Like this one:

12-31-2012 12:36 PM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by Deimus85 View Post
Yea, some boots just won't work with those open toe cap designs. For those boots you would want to look into bindings that have some kind of stretchy toe cap, like the Rome and Ride binders.

Or you can Frankenbinder it:

Frankenbindings: Toe straps/caps! | Jibby Snowboarding
This is my vote. Why scrap a sick binding over a defective strap. Upgrade and enjoy.
12-31-2012 12:26 PM
Deimus85
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Originally Posted by Chef Jer View Post
I wear Salomon Syanpses which have a smooth round toe.... Union toe cap just doesn't work with it. Too bad cause outside the toe cap I like the Unions.
Yea, some boots just won't work with those open toe cap designs. For those boots you would want to look into bindings that have some kind of stretchy toe cap, like the Rome and Ride binders.

Or you can Frankenbinder it:

Frankenbindings: Toe straps/caps! | Jibby Snowboarding
12-31-2012 11:06 AM
Chef Jer
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Originally Posted by Deimus85 View Post
A lot of people with that version of Union's Toe Cap have issues with certain boots. What kind of boots do you wear?

I have a pair of Union Data's and a pair of Union Atlas's and have never had a problem. Rome 390's are awesome binders as well.

Maybe look into getting one of those style of toe caps.
I wear Salomon Syanpses which have a smooth round toe.... Union toe cap just doesn't work with it. Too bad cause outside the toe cap I like the Unions.
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