Designed and backed by Union pro rider Gigi Rüf, the Contact Pro is designed for the all mountain-freestyle rider looking for total freedom and a surfy feel that performs great both inside and outside the park. The lightweight base plate makes this binding one of the lightest on the market and provides the perfect blend of response and damping for riding all snow conditions.
- Designed by Gigi Rüf
- Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex
- CP3 Duraflex Highback
- Mini FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster)
- Forma Ankle Straps
- Ultra Grip™ Toe Strap with Secure-Lock
- Aluminum Buckles
- Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index
- CP3 Duraflex Baseplate
- 3-Position Heelcup Adjustment
- Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups
- Universal 4x2 Channel Compatible Minidisk
- Multi-Density Thermoformed EVA Bushings
- Grade 8.8 Hardware
- Lifetime Warranty on Baseplate and Heel Cup
- Mike Rav
Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex - Union baseplates are designed to provide supreme strength while minimally interfering with your board's natural flex. Minimal board to binding contact means sweeter response, better board control, and improved durability.
CP3 Duraflex Highback - Developed and tested by Gigi Rüf, the CP3 highback is incredibly light, extremely comfortable, and outstanding in all types of snowboarding terrain.
Mini FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster) - Easy adjustment allows you to customize your highback lean on the fly.
Forma Ankle Straps - New and improved, the design of the Forma Ankle Strap produces strength and rapid response on the outside, and pillowed comfort on the inside.
Ultra Grip™ Toe Strap with Secure-Lock - Redesigned to feature multi-positional options with an open, Ultra Grip toe to keep your foot locked in.
Aluminum Buckles - Lightweight, fast in, and fast out. Union aluminum is second to none.
Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index - Bigger riders require stiffer bindings. Union proportionally increases the fiberglass content in each size of their bindings so that any rider who straps in will have perfect support.
CP3 Duraflex Baseplate - Duraflex blended nylon is utilized on the Contact Pro to provide a medium flexing base that is softer than the Ultra and stiffer than the Contact. A great choice for all types of snowboarding.
3-Position Heelcup Adjustment - Minimize any toe or heel drag by dialing in your heelcups. Simply loosen heelcup screws and slide into correct position.
Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups - A new process removes as much excess material as possible in the heelcup to reduce weight while maintaining tried and true strength. Union heelcups undergo an anodizing process reinforcing the already bombproof apparatus with another 30-percent strength. It's serious strength in a streamline package.
Universal 4x2 Channel Compatible Minidisk - Designed to create a minimal contact footprint for even board flex.
Compatible with any traditional 4-hole or 3-hole snowboard mounting inserts, along with Burton snowboards featuring The Channel. You can mount Union Bindings on any board you choose.
Not compatible with 4x4 or with boards featuring powder pack setback insets.
Multi-Density Thermoformed EVA Bushings - Union's innovative injected-EVA baseplate bushing system dampens vibrations underfoot to promote a more comfortable ride and a smooth, even board flex with no dead spots. Each binding size comes with its own durometer for custom performance.
Grade 8.8 Hardware - The strongest steel available on the market - the use of Grade 8.8 represents Union's commitment of delivering the strongest and most reliable bindings on the market today. Top to bottom.
The most commonly used hardware is made from "mild steel" that has a property class of only 4.6. Considering how much stress a binding is put under, Union uses only the strongest steel (featuring a property class of 8.8) on all hardware.
Lifetime Warranty on Baseplate and Heel Cup - Covered under manufacturer lifetime guarantee against breakage of the baseplate or heelcup along with defects in materials or workmanship. This lifetime warranty DOES NOT cover broken bindings due to abuse or neglect, damage caused by any modification done outside the manufacturer's facility, or lost parts due to lack of hardware maintenance.
Highbacks, straps, ratchets and other components are covered under Union's 1 Year Warranty.
100% Ownership, 100% Focus - Union is 100% devoted to making the best bindings on the planet. From discovering new materials to CNC machining a new baseplate, everything is done in-house with zero outsourcing. Every single piece of a Union binding is completely exclusive to Union.
|Men's Boot Sizes (US):||8-10||10.5+|
I was really floored about the exceptional amount of control I had despite their stellar range of motion and flexibility. Tight turns in trees felt way more dialed in and I felt like I could really get a lot of flex and motion in the ankle/foot region which actually helped me get a lot more power out of my legs.
The cushiness underfoot is awesome, too. I hit a couple of flat landings in the park and while that's never fun, they felt waaaay more dampened underfoot than anything I've felt before.
As far as the weight goes, that's great too! When I held a Burton and Union in each hand, I couldn't feel a huge difference in weight, but when I got the Contact Pro's on my board and underfoot, the difference was definitely noticeable.
So far, I love them!