Gigi Ruf approved.
Gigi Ruf wanted a binding that would complement his smooth, spontaneous style of riding, and Union delivered with the Contact Pro Snowboard Binding. It features ultra-lightweight construction and a softer flex to deliver total freedom and a surfy feel anywhere on the mountain.
The bigger your binding's footprint, the more it affects the way your board flexes. That's why the Contact Pro remarkably only makes five percent contact with the board, allowing it to flex the way it was intended and giving you a more natural riding experience. It also has the Contact Pro highback, which is extremely light and has an asymmetrical design to mimic your leg's natural shape for improved comfort. Multi-density EVA in the footbed allows for natural canting to reduce fatigue, and it also absorbs vibrations and shock for a smoother ride.
An extruded 3D aluminum heelcup reduces weight while maintaining strength and stiffness. The 3D Direct-Connect ankle strap provides a secure and responsive fit without creating painful pressure points, and the Ultra Grip toe strap is low-profile and cored-out to wrap around the front of your boot for a comfy and secure fit.
- Contact Pro highback
- Contact Pro baseplate
- Extruded aluminum heelcup
- Multizone EVA footbed
- 3D Direct Connect ankle strap
- Ultra Grip toe strap
- Grade 8.8 steel hardware
- Magnesium buckles
- Universal mini-disc
Share your thoughts
What size of binding should I purchase to fit a size 10.5 thirty two lashed boot? Or a 10.5 thirty two binary boa?
I'm in that size range. I wear 32's in 10.5 DC's in 10.
Go with the M\L. I had the L\XL for a bit before I went to the smaller size.
Reason is, even at the smallest I could get the XL, there was still some play. With a smaller binding you can dial it in better for a tighter more responsive fit.
What size binding would work for a relatively bulky size 10.5 boot?
For a high volume boot at a 10.5 I would suggest a L/XL as you might want the extra ladder room. Keep in mind this binding is fully adjustable so you could play around with it and get the perfect fit to your boots.
True surf feel
First time I road these bindings I was so stoked on the board feel that you get with only 5% of this binding touching your board. You get a true surf feel in powder and that skate style feel in the park. It's the best of both worlds, not to mention they only weight 720 grams so hiking with these is a breeze. Gigi and union really hammered the nail on the head with these bindings.
size M/L or L/XL for a size 11 boot? Thanks
If you have a boot that has a reduced length footbed, a low profile, and a narrow width then go with the medium. If your boots are more bulky and/or higher volume, the large will be a better fit. if you're not sure I'd probably go with the large - that one will for sure work, but the medium could end up being too small.
Best powder bindings i've ever ridden!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got to borrow my buddy Mike's board last winter and he had the Contact Pro's. I've never got to surf pow like i did that day! Granted it was 2ft of blower at Copper Mtn... but that's besides the point. These bindings made me feel like i was floating above the deck. So comfortable! I need to get a set for this winter. X-mas is just around the corner, i hope my mom sees this! haha
union contact pro
Are you planning on carrying these in the s/m size? thanks
We do have an order of Black S/M on the way. I would look to them to be available for sale by end of September or beginning of October. Keep an eye out for them to be posted.