Union Force Snowboard Binding - 2009
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October 27, 2010
These are hands down the best bindings i have ever ridden; Great flex, durable and the straps actually fit my boots. They are very adjustable compared to the burton missions and with alot more tech for only $20 bucks more if your not riding est. These handle all conditions well and out preform other bindings in the price catagory. They can literaly be on your street board one day and the next, be on your pow board and have top of the line performance. I wondered why Union made the toe strap the way they did and i have figured it out; so they fit 99% of the boots on the market and they are sinple. The ratchets are also very durable, haven't broke yet but what stuck me is that the ankle strap clip is huge! It fits into the pom of my hand so its very easy to clip in without clips slipping out of your finger tips. As Yoda says:May the Force be with you every where you go.
depends on what you do, contacts are more for the park but forces are good everywhere
January 4, 2010
September 19, 2009
These binders are absolutely sick. So durable and can do it all. Even after 100+ day seasons they look and ride like they are fresh out the box. Not even sure why other companies are even bothering to make bindings anymore with Union around. You will not be disappointed and if you are, get back on your skis
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im gunna be riding park all day so is the stiffness on these gunna be that much of an impact for freestlye. or should i go with a different binding. any suggestions on a realy good park binding if these arent the best?
December 8, 2009
thanks alot man
December 9, 2009
If all you do is park then the Union contacts or the Rome 390's would be great, i ride the 390's and they are sick, comfy no pressure on your feet, great for all day riding and you don't even know they are there when you have them strapped in but when you need to make a turn the response is immediate
December 9, 2009
November 9, 2009
I obviously have these in green, L/XL. They have been great for all mountain on my Never Summer legacy so far. And by all mountain I mean jibs and groomers since it is still so early in the season. I will write another review when i have riden them more but for now ill tell you what little info i can.
The straps are nice because they bend forwards and backwards, even in the cold, and don't look like they'll come close to breaking.
Light weight enough not even notice them compared to the weight of my legacy
They are stiffer so does kinda limit my buttery-ness on rails but i didnt but them for park so thats alright with me
Love the green on the blue and black, lots of compliments from friends
If you are looking for a all mountain binding, this is the one for you
Does this binding have a toe cup strap? What size would I get if i wear a 10.5 boot?
December 1, 2009
I run a 10.5 Burton Hail boot and the M/L Forces. They fit like a glove. I'd recommend going up to the L/XL if you don't have newer, lower profile boots.
Yes they do, you can run the toe strap out over the toes or over the top. You would need the L/XL for your boot size.
December 4, 2009
December 27, 2009
I got these bindings for christmas to use with my Gnu Carbon Credit and I have to say i'm quite impressed. I had burton's and tech nine's and neither are even close compared to the quality of this binding. The strap is incredibly comfortable and they have great pading for those flat landings. Basically best binding out there, don't sit around and decided what binding to get. Just get the Union force if you dont want to worry about binding issues.
Am male and wear size 9.5. Should I get M/L or L/XL bindings?
November 28, 2009
m/l should do just fine
December 10, 2009
Definitely get the M/L unless you want heavier, larger bindings than you need.
L/XL according to the sizing chart
November 30, 2009
My Friends Call Me Pizzle
October 29, 2009
After seeing every local shop owners eyes light up when I asked how Unions were I went ahead and got these in Green. The green is a little less mint looking in person than in the picture so dont worry. I threw these on my new Lib Sk8 Banana and straped in in my living room. Its hard to describe how perfect these bindings felt and some undescribable difference than any other binding I have strapped into so far. Ill try to explain more after I actually ride them. Dont worry that these things dont have some wierd shaped highback to look cool, the straps are solid and ratchet flawlessly, I couldnt feel any pressure points, and Union's fully ajustable disks alow you to put these anywhere at any angle you want on your board. EST what?
I have a size 10.5 pair of dc boots. Should I go with the M/L or L/XL.
By: Alex Carson
November 26, 2009
go with the L/XL
November 27, 2009
December 17, 2009
such sick bindings. so light, yet so durable. blows my mind every time i strap in. perfect for everything. Yea they're a little stiffer than a park strict binding,which is what i should have because im a park rider, but i really have no problem with pressing and buttering. the new toe strap, from what ive seen, is great. fits on the boot extremely nice and if you want you can always wear it the original way. the response is amazing as well, turning is so easy. such a nice binding, only binding for me.
i hav a rome agent 152. rome 390s or union forces?
November 21, 2009
I don't have the 390 but i do have the Rome Targa. The toe straps are identical on both, and by far one of the best features on Rome bindings. That would be the difference between the two IMO and perhaps the deciding factor seeing as how people don't like the strap on the unions. Kind of a downer, i was looking into the unions for my next pair.
November 29, 2009
you cant go wrong with either binding. I have the 390's and love them. The forces are also great tho as well
November 22, 2009
November 12, 2009
I do everything from park to powder and this bindings can do both not flexy where you'll get lost in powder but not to stiff to hit some boxes or rails. What a binding to hit jumps with also, very nice shock absorbtion for those low blows when you bite it on the landing. I 100% recommend this binding to anyone who loves to go all moutain.
dose anyone know how light these are in comparison to the Contacts and which would be a better street binding?
November 12, 2009
i used to have the contacts before i got the forces, and im lovin the forces alot more.. they feel lighter and their alot more durable.. both are dope for street riding, but you should give them a try and you wont be dissapointed
November 21, 2009
November 15, 2009
I have these in black(bought in NZ) and I cannot rate these highly enough. They have a simple ratchet system which operates clean and smooth, no pressure points when strapped in, easy to adjust and most of all everything looks and feels solid. Union say these are for 100+ days riding a season, I can see why. I'm up to 60 days on them and will be riding them again this season, love 'em.
Don't take my word for it, try them yourself.
I wear the burton ion boots in a 10.5 what size bindings does anyone recommend?
November 4, 2009
I ride the Burton Hail boot in a 10.5 and the White Forces in M/L. There's no room to grow, the binding is maxed out, but it fits absolutely perfect. If you had a size 11 I'd say go for the L/XL, but the M/L will give you the least amount of weight and a perfect fit.
I have no idea if your asking for dudes or dudettes but... i am a dude i wear a size 12 and have the L/XL size and that is perfect for me. If your a dude i would go with the L/XL n o question. If your a girl I would try the M/L first cause you can costumize it like all bindings to have the toe strap longer. (But obviously i recommend going to your local snowboard shop first (bring a boot and ask for a M/L and a L/XL in the color you want and see which fits better)
This bindings has been doing well for the few days i have riden on it and strongly recommend it too.
Hope that helps
November 5, 2009
how light are they, in comparison to the stuff ride is putting out??
October 14, 2009
They're pretty light and compete with the ride bindings forsure. (this is for all mountain riding of coarse, these bindings are a little stiffer) I would go with these over ride bindings any day but i do have some bias in this... i own unions and have only riden my friends Ride bindings before... never owned a pair personally.
November 5, 2009
December 28, 2009
so last season i had a set of flow fives because i thought hey no straps easy no they ripped my boot to shreds after a month so this year I went in to the local shop Sequence and picked these up in white and I gotta say these binding are great no preasure points at all and with a lifetime warrenty on the baseplate you cant go wrong
December 8, 2009
I have the 2008 Forces in White. The binding hasn't changed at all (aside from some graphical details and the stitching on the straps). These are some seriously amazing bindings. The M/L fits my 10.5 Burton Hail's perfectly, but if you don't have a newer streamlined boot, you'll want to size up to the L/XL from about size 10 and up.Perfect flex, extremely comfortable. I've not had any problems with the toe straps, they seem to fit my boots fine, and are a HUGE step above the old cap straps on my previous Forum bindings. They also weigh about half as much. You can't go wrong with these bindings, they're really that good.The straps are made of some synthetic man made leather, and my ankle straps started to delaminate after one ride. Gave Union a call and they sent me new straps in the mail without question. Their customer service is second to none.
November 23, 2009
I have a hard time even giving them even 3 stars really. I don't understand why they are praised so much and maybe it's just me. I bought them only by recommendations of other people. The base-plate is nice, heel hoop sweet, ratchets and high-backs are awesome but there are a couple design flaws IMO. The toe straps suck and did not fit 3 different boots I own at all. They would slip no matter how much I cranked them. The plastic un-attached hoop of the toe cup doesn't really tighten to anything and should be smaller. Also the screws that retain the ladders and straps, if you run them loose enough to swing around they will eventually unscrew themselves from swinging your straps up and down. It happened to me after 3 days. I traded mine to a friend and sure wish they fit his toe's and he has better luck with them than me!! Oh and I won't write a review unless I have actually used a product in it's function. I read so many binding reviews talking about how they were on your carpet...blah! Take them to the hill or don't waste the time writing!!!
December 26, 2009
Bindings are so sick! Fit just about perfect out of the box, and with only a few minor adjustments i had these bad boys dialed in! I personally love these bindings for park and think the stiffness is perfect for any situation but i guess it's all personal preference. I HIGHLY recommend these binders to anyone, but mostly the kid that rides the park but likes a little more stiffness in his binding for shredding everywhere on the mountain.