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Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2018

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Recommended Use
Park / Freestyle
Added mobility and range of motion for more expressive riding
Flex
Medium
Versatile and responsive, ideal for riding all types of terrain
Padding
Comfort
Designed for all-day comfort with increased padding in high impact zones
Compatibility
4-Hole (4x2 Only) + Channel
Fits standard 4-hole (4x2 only) and Burton Channel mounting systems
Overview
Designed and backed by Union Pro Rider Gigi Rüf, the 2018 Union Contact Pro Snowboard Binding 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 light weight Mini Disk Duraflex ST base plate makes this bindings one of the lightest on the market and provides the perfect blend of response and dampening for riding all snow conditions. Featuring the patented 5% Contact Area, dead spots are eliminated and the board is allowed to flex more naturally which is a must for technical rail lines in the park. Unions CP3 Highbacks provide excellent response and control for precise turns and easy maneuverability while ripping around the whole mountain. If your looking for a light weight and responsive binding that comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty on baseplates and heel cups, look no further! The Gigi Rüf designed and ridden 2018 Union Contact Pro Snowboard Binding is here.
Features
Key Features
  • Designed by Gigi Rüf
  • 5% Contact Area
  • Universal 4x2 Channel Compatible Minidisk
  • Integrated Vaporlite Bushings
  • Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex
  • Lifetime Warranty on Baseplate and Heel Cup
Highback
  • CP3 Highback
  • Mini FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster)
Straps
  • SonicFuse Ankle Straps
  • Tool-Free Ankle/Toe Strap Adjustments
  • Ultra Grip™ Toe Cup
  • Multi-Position Toe Strap Adjustment
  • Magnesium 1.0 Buckles
Baseplate
  • Duraflex ST Baseplate
  • TrueFit Heelcup, Toe Ramp & Stance Adjustment
  • Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index
  • Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups
The Hype
  • Transworld Tested and Approved
Details
  • Union: 100% Ownership, 100% Focus
Key Features

Designed by Gigi Rüf - Gigi Rüf is considered one of the greatest snowboarding icons of all time. In 2010, both Snowboarder Magazine and Transworld Snowboarding named Rüf a top-pick Rider of the Year. Rüf is credited with bringing international recognition to the sport and helping to define modern snowboarding. In 2009, Rüf signed onto Union Binding Company's Pro Team. Rüf now works alongside Union's world-renowned product development team to design the best bindings for today's snowboarder.

5% Contact Area - Minimal board to binding footprint crucially reduces interference with your board's true flex and provides a more natural response and feel.

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.

Integrated Vaporlite Bushings - Vaporlite full bottom bushing system under the baseplate allows for natural canting and next level vibration dampening for season long foot comfort.

Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex - It's a simple fact - the larger your binding's baseplate, the more effect it has on the way your board flexes. Union baseplates are designed to provide supreme strength with the smallest footprint possible, crucially reducing interference with a board's true flex.

Once bindings are mounted they create dreaded "Dead Zones"- areas under the baseplates where your board won’t flex. With this in mind, all Union bindings are designed to promote a free, even board flex for sweeter response, better board control, and improved durability.

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.

Highback

CP3 Highback - Developed and tested by Gigi Rüf, the CP3 highback is incredibly light, extremely comfortable, and outstanding in all types of snowboarding terrain.

Straps

SonicFuse Ankle Straps - SonicFuse is a multilayer composite, fused together to form a single articulated strap component. A new approach to minimize stitching and increase durability.

Tool-Free Ankle/Toe Strap Adjustments - No screwdrivers needed here. Simply flip the adjusters by hand to fine-tune your fit.

Ultra Grip™ Toe Cup - Redesigned to feature multi-positional options with an open, Ultra Grip toe to keep your foot locked in.

Multi-Position Toe Strap Adjustment - High-performance, highly comfortable toe straps keep your feet locked in and on point. Multi-position cored toe straps allows you to ride your straps on top of the boot or over the toe for the ultimate in premium personalization.

Magnesium 1.0 Buckles - This high-tech process is four times the strength of aluminum with only half the weight. Plus, magnesium is easily recycled and remains the eighth most abundant element on the planet.

Baseplate

Duraflex ST Baseplate - The Duraflex baseplate is designed to minimize dead spots between the binding-to-board contact area to a mere 5%. Minimized binding interference allows your board to flex naturally, boosting performance and durability.

TrueFit Heelcup, Toe Ramp & Stance Adjustment - Once mounted to the board, adjust your heelcups and toe ramps to get your feet centered over the board to ensure the perfect setup.

The perfect interface from boot to binding, an adjustable toe ramp allows you to customize your platform underfoot to fit your boot size. A slight upward angle at the toes increases leverage for powering turns and minimizing toe drag.

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.

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.

The Hype

Transworld Tested and Approved - This product has been Tested and Approved by Transworld Snowboarding to be one of the top performing products in its category.

Transworld enlisted the help of experienced gear testers to test hundreds of premium snow products. Much like Transworld's Good Wood award for snowboards, the Tested and Approved award is given to products that represent the best in their category.

Details

Union: 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.

Specs
SizeML
Men's Boot Sizes (US):7 - 1010+
Reviews
4.8
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 12 customers

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My Best Biding Yet
by Branko Kral in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/28/2016
Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings - black
I've had and enjoyed a couple Burton bindings during my years of riding, namely Missions and Cartels. I've also recently bought a pair or Ride bindings and like them a lot. But this pair blows everything else out of the water. It is super light but feels durable. Everything about it is incredibly sleek, so you feel like you don't even have a binding around your boots when riding. But you do, and it's a fricking good one.
2 people have found this review helpful
The best
by Joel Malagon in Riverside, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/12/2016
Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings - black
Love these bindings. Great versatility and you can adjust them quite a bit.
0 person has found this review helpful
Best ever?
by Kenneth S in Fort Collins, CO (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 5/24/2015
Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings - black
These are likely the best bindings ever made to date. One downside is that someone who desires stiff highbacks won't find these completely satisfying. They might want to switch to different union highback.
0 person has found this review helpful
Preliminary Review After a Couple Uses
by Becca T in Brightwood, OR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/29/2015
Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings - black
First off, I'm a chick with size 10 feet so I generally wear guys' bindings just because though the girls' ones fit, they're usually stretched out as far as they can go and I like to be able to really play with my fit. I've been using the Burton Missions for ages and I really wanted an upgrade, so after much deliberation went with Contact Pro's in M/L. No regrets so far... feels like I went from driving a Honda to a BMW!

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!
1 person has found this review helpful
Perfect Binding
by KJ in New York (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/23/2015
Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings - fluorescent orange
Best binding I've ever used, only design flaw is that the orange paint can get chipped easily.
2 people have found this review helpful
The biggest change in snowboarding
by milemichael in Avon, Colorado (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/31/2014
Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings - black/red
Hiked up a quarter mile to demo these and bought them after the first 20 turns. These bindings increased the performance of my park board and all mountain free ride board. Now own two pair and plan on using these on any other boards I purchase. These are easy on the knees with padding and canting, carve better then any binding I have used and make park riding smoother. These bindings are the biggest change in equipment sense rocker camber.
2 people have found this review helpful

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