With features like a Forged Carbon Highback and new Hexgrip straps, ultimate control and response is driven into every turn allowing this freeride binding to perform well in any terrain. New for 2020, Union added a carbon Duraflex CB base with OTE Fused Vaporlite Bushings and Non-Stick Gas pedals to fight snow buildup and ensure a direct connection between you and your board.
- OTE Fused Vaporlite Bushings
- Non-Stick Gas Pedals
- Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex
- Ultra Forged Carbon Highback
- Classic FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster)
- Hex Direct Connect Ankle Straps
- Tool-Free Ankle/Toe Strap Adjustments
- Hexgrip Toe Straps with Secure-Lock
- Multi-Position Toe Strap Adjustment
- Magnesium Ratchets
- Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index
- Stage VI Duraflex CB Baseplate
- Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups
- Canted Gas Pedals
- Universal 4x2 Channel Compatible Minidisk
- Grade 8.8 Hardware
- Lifetime Warranty on Baseplate and Heel Cup
- Brian Iguchi
OTE Fused Vaporlite Bushings - An "industry first" that sets new standards for how a snowboard binding should function and perform. This new material utilizes an injection molding process very similar to the way plastic parts are created, making an element that is more waterproof, durable, and precise than any other EVA material on the market.
Non-Stick Gas Pedals - Fused Vaporlite Non-Stick Gas Pedals shed water and snow like nothing you've experienced before. Gone are the days of icy buildup under your boots.
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.
Ultra Forged Carbon Highback - The Forged Ultra highback fuses Dupont Zytel ST nylon with Forged Carbon to cut weight and maintain stiffness.
Classic FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster) - Zero out your highback lean for mellow cruising or park laps, or crank it up a notch for those high speed assaults when you need extra leverage and board control. Easy adjustment allows you to customize your highback lean on the fly.
Hex Direct Connect Ankle Straps - Seamlessly conforming around your boot, Hex Ankle Straps are incredibly lightweight, responsive, and durable.
Tool-Free Ankle/Toe Strap Adjustments - No screwdrivers needed here. Simply flip the adjusters by hand to fine-tune your fit.
Hexgrip Toe Straps with Secure-Lock - These highly advanced toe straps are made from a thermoplastic anti-slip material to keep you locked in and on point.
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 Ratchets - This Union exclusive process produces a material 4 times the strength of aluminum with only 1/2 the weight. Plus magnesium is easily recycled and remains the eighth most abundant element on the planet.
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.
Stage VI Duraflex CB Baseplate - Blended with carbon fiber, the Duraflex CB is lighter and considerably more stiff than typical fiberglass injected nylon resulting in a strength to weight ratio never before achieved in a snowboard binding. Developed, used, and abused by Travis Rice.
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.
Canted Gas Pedals - Ideal for riders who want a wide stance and extra leverage for ollie power. Canting also allows the ankle and knee joints to be aligned, alleviating pain.
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.
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.
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