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Few riders can truly "do it all" the way Torstein Horgmo does. From winning park contests and crushing rails in the streets to going huge in the backcountry, Torstein gets it done with the help of the Union Factory Snowboard Binding.
The extruded anodized aluminum heelcup reduces weight while maintaining strength and stiffness, and it never loses it's shape no matter how much you abuse it. The Stage III Atlas baseplate makes minimal contact with your board to eliminate dead zones in the board's flex beneath your feet. It also has a Team highback to make it flexible enough to tweak grabs, yet stiff enough for reliable response and support, and injected EVA bushings dampen vibrations for a smooth ride.
Canted Gas Pedals align your legs more naturally to reduce fatigue, and they improve leverage for more ollie power for riders with wider stances. The SonicFused ankle strap minimizes stitching to increase overall durability, and the Open Toe Strap is low-profile and cored-out to wrap around the front of your boot for a comfy and secure fit. Plus, magnesium buckles shave even more weight while increasing strength.
- Team highback
- Stage III Atlas Duraflex baseplate
- Extruded aluminum heelcup
- Multizone EVA footbed with Canted Gas Pedals
- 3D Direct Connect ankle strap
- Ultra Grip toe strap
- Grade 8.8 steel hardware
- Magnesium buckles
- Universal disc
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
So far so good with this binding. I've ridden it since the start of this season and it's holding up well.
These bindings felt weird at first since I came from an old school ( early 04' ride binding) that was pretty stiff.
These bindings are stiff in the ways you want and loose in the ways you love. Heel to toe response is quick but as soon as you tweak or start surfing through some berms, it all starts to make sense.
I wear a 8.5 Burton Ruler boot, Size M/L is what I chose.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I Love this binding. It has a nice sturdy base which still gives a little side to side roll, but the toe to heel response is killer. Super comfy top of the line straps, canting in the base to help the knees feel good after long days on hill and the highback is a great blend of response and flex.