The Union DLX is a decent Beginner Binding that has alot of industry unique tech from their higher end bindings. This is a watered down version of the Union Contact for beginners. You still get a lot of the tech from Union that makes for a great ride for beginners. You get pretty easy turn initiation over most beginner bindings. You basically get the same binding as the cadet but it doesn’t have the padding along the base like the contact. Some of our riders really crank their straps down to the point of pain and they seem to have issues with all Union Bindings they try. The straps seem to get stuck or loosen up a few notches. If you don’t crank down your bindings then don’t worry about this. Not much has changed from 2012 to 2013.
Unions Toe straps can be a bit sticky. For some this is a big problem and for others it’s not that big of a deal. Until Union addresses this issue here are some pointers on how to make the toe strap less sticky so you can enjoy the bindings better qualities.