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02-23-2013 01:23 PM
accuracy
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Originally Posted by triumph.man View Post
I have high doubts on this

we should hit the slopes someday...
02-23-2013 01:20 AM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by wildshoetwt View Post
...still not the easiest release...
True.
02-23-2013 12:55 AM
wildshoetwt
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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
If you're not already doing this, the easiest way to release it is to push down on the back end with your thumb while pulling up on the front with your index finger.

It is easier by doing that, but still kind of difficult to release. Union has actually added a release lever to the toe ratchets on most of next season's bindings. The higher-end ones will still not have one, but they will have a new release mechanism to make it easier.

Hope that helps.
after scraping my knuckles by ripping it off, i finally realized you have to give it some downward pressure...still not the easiest release...
02-23-2013 12:17 AM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by wildshoetwt View Post
My only complaint with Union is that my Union SL's have the smoothest ankle strap release ever, but the toe strap is the biggest bitch. If they were both difficult to release it'd be more tolerable but to have one slide out easily and have the other one be so finicky just emphasizes the issue...
If you're not already doing this, the easiest way to release it is to push down on the back end with your thumb while pulling up on the front with your index finger.

It is easier by doing that, but still kind of difficult to release. Union has actually added a release lever to the toe ratchets on most of next season's bindings. The higher-end ones will still not have one, but they will have a new release mechanism to make it easier.

Hope that helps.
02-23-2013 12:07 AM
wildshoetwt My only complaint with Union is that my Union SL's have the smoothest ankle strap release ever, but the toe strap is the biggest bitch. If they were both difficult to release it'd be more tolerable but to have one slide out easily and have the other one be so finicky just emphasizes the issue...

Other than that, I have found that build quality is better than Burton's or Ride's granted there has been some cosmetic damage to my Unions that the OP would probably cry about but I for one don't care.
02-22-2013 10:39 PM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
What are you talking about dickhead. We have 3 people who own forces saying they've all had the same thing happen. And I'm one of them. Not common? Are you seriously retarded? Does it need to happen to every fucking binding for you to qualify it as "common". Why don't you stay out of it until you have something useful to add.
Did you mention it happening with yours before? Who is the third person?
02-22-2013 08:18 PM
UNION INHOUSE
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Originally Posted by crash77 View Post
I get it. I do think there is reasonable expectation when making certain purchase. However, due to so many on hill variables, such as rocks, rails, trees, SKIERS, etc and the abuse boards, bindings, and boots take due to the nature of the sport, most of this should be expected. And I will say that I believe, if contacted, most companies will look out for you.

except for Ride maybe...

Welp, we are here if he wants to contact the warranty dept.

Actually, it's after 5, so we're not "here".

Beer thirty boys. Have a good weekend.
02-22-2013 08:06 PM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by East§ide View Post
I got a really good deal on some 2013 Restricted ReFlex Cartels.. I'm in love with them honestly. Paid less for them brand bew than the Forces too
Nice. I'd be interested to see how they hold up compared to your forces. And how they compare in flex and response. I haven't used the ReFlex in the Cartels yet.
02-22-2013 08:06 PM
crash77
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Originally Posted by triumph.man View Post
you are right crash, and that's not what my intention of it was. it's about all let's just say "beginners" complaining that they pay top dollar for equipment and it doesn't hold up. snowboarders should understand that their equipment is gonna get dinged up.

my real point in that statement is stop worrying about cosmetic things (how you look, what kind of board you have, what googles you have) and just ride, and stop worrying about minor things
I get it. I do think there is reasonable expectation when making certain purchase. However, due to so many on hill variables, such as rocks, rails, trees, SKIERS, etc and the abuse boards, bindings, and boots take due to the nature of the sport, most of this should be expected. And I will say that I believe, if contacted, most companies will look out for you.

except for Ride maybe...
02-22-2013 06:33 PM
East§ide
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
What did you end up replacing them with?
I got a really good deal on some 2013 Restricted ReFlex Cartels.. I'm in love with them honestly. Paid less for them brand bew than the Forces too
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Originally Posted by Lealzzyy View Post
is this even a thread? I have 2 pairs of union forces, both of which I don't have this issue on.

OP says he pays $300 for a pair of forces when they're $200 new.

Who even gives a slight shit if you lose a tiny little square? I didn't even know I had one until you said it.

I understand you pay for something, you want it to look nice and all, just glue it back on and never worry about it again, as for the square, get over it.
You miss the point entirely
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