Excellent for All Conditions
By Bagel Balls Ranked #227 - Bindings January 2, 2013
I have had these for 2 seasons now, and have used them in everything including powder, ice and slush. I have used them everywhere from the Northwest to Midwest U.S., and they have been great. They are durable, solid, reliable, ass-kicking bindings that have never let me down.
Personally, I prefer these ($129.95) over the Forces ($199.95) because the ratchets are much smoother and release way more easily on the toe straps.
I love the highbacks on these bindings- they are soft but not too soft, and very responsive when leaning back- making them great for most conditions. This season Union gave them the Contact highbacks from last season. They're the same but have 2 more milled out sections in the center for a little more flex.
The baseplate is wide and easily fits all the boots I've owned so far, unlike the more narrow baseplate on the Flite bindings.
The only thing I don't like about them is that there is no full base cover to stop dirt from getting to the screws :(
Calling these "beginner bindings" just because they're at the lowest price on Union's line is definitely an understatement. They're indestructible. They're nice on any terrain. They're the choice of 2 pro riders. They're affordable.
Heck, the way I see it they're one the best pairs of bindings from Union. Like I said, the only problem is the lack of a full base-cover pad, but if that doesn't bother you then go for them.
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- Multizone Dupont Zytel ST
- Ankle Strap:
- Toe Strap:
- open ultra-grip
- Stage 1 Dupont Zytel ST
- Baseplate Padding:
- injected EVA
- Ratchet Type:
- 4-hole, 3-hole, channel
- Recommended Use:
- frestyle, park, street
- Manufacturer Warranty: