May these stay with you—at least until your evil father cuts off your hand.
- Multizone Dupont Zytel ST Highbacks contain three separate flex zones that combine forces to give you a smooth and extremely powerful overall flex
- Dupont Zytel ST Stage II baseplates deliver strength and reliability that you just can�t find anywhere else these days
- 3D Multi-layer straps with autofit cores evenly distribute strap pressure for a comfortable fit and optimal response
- Injected EVA bushings dampen your ride and give you an intimate connection with the true flex of your board
- Extruded, Anodized Aluminum Heel cups provide 30% more strength than your average Anodized aluminum�ensuring a longer binding life even if you thrash the hell out of your gear
- Magnesium used for the buckles is extremely light, easily recycled, and is one of the most abundant materials on the earth (helps save your precious energy and Mama Earth)
- Grade 8.8 hardware is made from high-grade steel to provide exceptional strength and longer life
- Universally compatible discs allow you to mount your bindings on any 4-hole, 3-hole, or The Channel based snowboards
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I finally found my binding. Riding everywhere and anywhere is my game and the Force is the first binding that I've fallen in love with. Super responsive, extremely bomber hardware, lightweight, and comfortable. If you ride everything, then you should use the Force.
Basic, but very comfortable
Good bindings, super comfy and fairly adjustable.
I give three stars because the ratchets kind of suck. They stick pretty bad sometimes, and that's a real pain. When you want out, you don't want to have to take your gloves off and ruin your bare hands pulling on the damn things.
Also, one of the screws that had loctite from the factory fell out and I lost it. I probably should have put some more on, but still, it had loctite, and it still fell out. It wasn't a big deal, I had a replacement in under 20 mins, but still not something you want to have happen out in the BC.
Overall, they're pretty good, but not amazing. I'd recommend them, but I'd also give some pointers.
You know what it is...Black & Yellow
I love me some Unions. Luckily I was able to get my hands on a pair of the yellow ones this season for cheeeeeeeeeeeap. Anyway, these bindings are 100% cream of the crop - legit to the max. Had the 2008 reds and now the 2010 yellows. My favorite color combo to come out so I'll probably be sticking with these for a loooong time.
What size UNion binding for a size 12...
What size UNion binding for a size 12 boot?
Comfy, Light, Adjustable, and Do anything type bindings.
My only concern is the heelcup can easily strip. If you have ever taken apart these binding you know that there are two screws that screw into the ankle strap. In order to get them to tighten the heelcup is slotted to prevent the screw female from spinning, and to tighten the two. This small part of the heelcup stripped when I was changing the strap length. Luckily I got it to tighten, and if it gets any worse I know that Union has a lifetime warranty on their heelcup so I am not worried. Also the paint seems to be flaking off ever so slightly on some of the plastic pieces.
Other than that they work perfect, and love them. I am so glad that I got them for my Evo.
I love this binding. It is light, stiff and responsive. The straps distribute pressure uniformly across my feet so I can crank the bindings down without my feet going to sleep. I have larger feet and the sloped footbeds eliminate any notion of toe drag. For whatever reason, Union bindings, are reasonably priced despite receiving some of the highest industry reviews. Pull the trigger on these if you can. I have them set up on a Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro 164.5.
a little heavier than my ride revolt bindings.
when is dogfunk gettin another stock of...
when is dogfunk gettin another stock of these?
Maybe take my review with a grain of salt, because I'm coming from my beginner setup purchased in 2003 which was Burton Synchro bindings on a Burton Clash 157. Didn't snowboard from 2006 until now, but now I'm back into it full-force with a new setup, Union Force (size L/XL, white) on Lib Tech skate banana 156 (normal width). I rode this setup one day so far and here are my impressions:
- These bindings seem to have very solid construction and high quality materials. I like the super solid aluminum chassis versus plastic that others like Burton offer at the same price point.
- The ankle strap clasp comes off easy due to the buckle design with the little 'pull tab' sticking out, but the toe strap buckle does not have the 'pull tab' so unbuckling is a little more difficult. Not a big deal, just a minor criticism when compared to competitively priced bindings.
- The "male" portion of the toe strap (with the ratchet teeth on it) sticks through the buckle a bit too much when the strap is tightened - kind of like a belt that is way too long for your waist. Except you can't tuck the extra strap under your belt loops haha, so it just sticks up and waves in the breeze. I think it's due to my size 11 boot which is kind of the bottom limit for the size Large / X-Large bindings.
- Combined with the skate banana deck, I felt that I got very confidence-inspiring response from these bindings (even with the slight heel lift I have going on in my boots). I could feel the contours of the mountain a lot more than I ever did with my old setup.
- They look great! White bindings + grey/black top sheet + black pants + blue burton poacher jacket...looks pretty ill IMO.
I definitely recommend these bindings. I like that Union is a young company and seems to be selling a quality product at a price point below the competitors' for an equivalent product.
Just got these last week and rode them the past two days. They are AMAZING. Not to mention they look soo sickk. 5 stars.
thanks nw ninja for the idea!
so i finally got the blue forces and decided to switch up the colors like what i saw here posted by nw ninja and got some parts from my friends yellow forces and they look sick with the skate banana
I bought the L/XL contacts but i am getting...
I bought the L/XL contacts but i am getting a ton of toe and heel hang on regular width boards, I have size 12 boot. I have ride DH2 Wide 159 and a capita Indoor Survival FK 158, The contacts (L/XL) are sicc with the Ride. Should I buy a pair of the forces (M/L) for the capita?
I'd stay with L/XL, I've got 11.5 boots and that's what I ride in Unions. Without a wide board your feet will drag like crazy, its the board not the bindings.
your feet are going to drag regardless of the binding size homie!!! its not how long the bindings are its how long the board is. I ride a size 11 boot and i get some heel drag but i dont ride a wide board if i did i wouldnt get heel drag anymore. When you step your foot size up you got to step that board width up!
Union Force Binding
My son ordered these Bindings to go with his Capita Stairmaster Extreme Snowboard,He loves them A+++++
So I'm looking at either the Union Forces...
So I'm looking at either the Union Forces or the Flux RK30's anyone have any advice on what to get?
I just got a 153 Arbor Draft and I ride a 10.5 Burton Grail boot. I'm mostly in the park but will occasionally take a couple of trips to mountains that actually have side country.
Force's are pretty much one of the best binders on the market today. Union in general makes unmatched product in terms of comfort, durability and price. I would tell you to go for thr Force's as I have a pair, but my every day binder is the Contact. Just read reviews about these bad boys, and you will probably end up getting these. BUT Flux makes all of their binders with toe-caps. Union makes theirs to go on top of the boot or infront of the toe, and Flux doesn't have that variation. So it should come down to what you like and what you are comfortable riding. But if you get these you will not be dissapointed at all, trust me. Hope this helps brotha
Rep talking about the Union Force binding
this guys goes into some serious detail about the force binding
I am 6ft 160 pounds. i ride a 158 rome...
I am 6ft 160 pounds. i ride a 158 rome agent (traditional camber, fairly stiff board) and wear size 10.5 DC boots.. my shoe size seems to be inbetween sizes for most binding companies, any advice towards which way i should go with the size is appreciated.
ive been riding a really old model of flow bindings forever, which are pretty stiff as well. but they just broke the other day... I was thinking about trying a binding less stiff so i can have more fun in the park with jibs and tweaking out grabs, but i also want stability for hitting big jumps and trying bigger spins. how much of a difference is there between types of bindings? and do i want to have a stiff binding to match a stiff board? I also love the convenience of the flows, i notice i get more laps in the park than anyone else, but if traditional bindings really are better then i will seriously consider them in order to progress my skill, and i guess they are cheaper.
ive heard a bunch of good things about union naturally. and research has lead me to the forces, but the contact and contact pro look sexy as well. which sounds best for my riding style and the gear i have now?
ive even heard good news about burton bindings too. (i usually stay away from burton and their expensive overrated snowboards) what do burton bindings have going for them that union doesnt? or vice versa. they are usually talking about something to do with a better feel of the board under your feet or something that makes the board flex more natural...
i havent gotten new bindings in a while as you see, so ive got lots of questions. but any help and feedback is much appreciated. I want to make a good investment. thanks
Lemme break it down like this.... Union makes the BEST binder on the market for price, comfort and style in my opinion. I ride a Rome Machine 154W with a pair of Union Contacts (but I do own the Force's aswell) and I love my set-up. Switch up from Contact's to Force's depending on the place we are riding at. But my Contact's are my go-to binders. Traditional cambered deck with a 'park specific' binder is a great feel for my style of riding. I like a stiffer board with softer binders. Union is really the only company I will buy for binders as of now. You get the same tech, if not better, for a lower price point. Life time warranty on base plates and depends on what you broke, Union is not stingy about helpin you out. Ive ridden every binder Union has out right now and they are all sweet. If you have a Agent and want to progress I would say either the Force's or the Contact's for sure. The Force's are like a 3.5/5 and the Contact's are like 2.5/5. Both will hold through pow, trees and still allow you to flex your park muscles. Also the Contact's only touch 18% of you board, so it allows your deck to flex more naturally. Thats what I absolutely love that about them, you feel like your always in control. So really you can't go wrong with either one. Really you can't go wrong with any binder they have out. Oh and the Contact Pro is Gigi's sig binder. High back is a little stiffer, but still gives you a softer flexing strap, but will still be there for you when you need to power out of stuff. You will no be dissapointed with any binder you get from Union. Hope this helps bro
Im rocking the L/XL and I have an 11 boot!...
Im rocking the L/XL and I have an 11 boot! Anyone have any advice as to where the heelcup should be numerically.
Ive been riding at a 2 but feel as if im super far back on the heelside of my skunk ape
I rock a size 12 boot and my heel cup is set at about 2 1/2. So maybe split it right down the middle and set it at like 1 1/2. Every boot fits differently, so just play around with it and fit it to how it feels best
Super helpful, thank you! Figured someone might be sporting a Van Boot as well! Cheers Bro
BEST OF THE BEST
I had previously been riding the Rome sds arsenal binding and it was great i really liked them. I broke them and i needed some new bindings and so i went to my board shop and they demanded i get a pair of the union force saying simply they were the best (probably over 40 top end bindings were there to). so i picked up a pair of white ones (this was probably around 2008). At first it was a little weird riding them i was used to no flex at all and i noticed on the union force the binding has that padding underneath it so i was a little higher off the board. at first it felt weird but once i got used to it i love it. it has the perfect base for all over riding. Im not much of a park guy i typically ride backcountry (as much as i can) or trees or any pow i can find and these work AWESOME. i have never had a pair of binding that allowed me to just whip fast turns and really dig in like these ones. like i said the base is awesome with its calibration. I ride these bindings on my 165 Lib tech skunk ape (10 star board) and my 163 never summer heritage and an older 169 gnu that is stiff and fast. it works great with all three sizes and riding styles the board gives me. Im 6'5 and have size 14 boots and i have the nike zoom force 1 boots and the larger pair fit great. its nice how adjustable these are they can fit just about anything you are looking for. Great sturdy build- have had no problems in the 2 or 3 years i have had them look great and are just sick. get these for sure. not sure if they are the best for park but they do everything else just perfectly for me.