Dude. Duuuude. Use the Force.
- Minimized baseplate design with injected EVA bushings allows better board flex underfoot
- Extruded Anodized Aluminum Heelcups deliver bomber strength
- 3D Multi-Layer strap for comfy control with no pressure points
- Lifetime baseplate warranty—break it while riding, get a new one, no questions asked
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This is my favorite binding I've ridden for a number of reasons. It is incredibly comfortable while still providing great response. Perfect for jibbing around in the park, or charging big mountain. I've been riding Forces for about 3 seasons now and I don't really have any interest in any other bindings besides more Forces. The toe cap is a great design, the highback actually has support, and you can really tweak the adjustments to fit your boot perfect. The ratchets and ladders are very durable too. I normally blow through ratchets, but i think i might still be on my originals for these. The only major drawback to these bindings is the hardware seems to get loose easy, but that's not really a big deal, just make sure everything is tight every few times you ride. Also, if you are a size 10 or so in a M/L you might find the straps are a little too long. All you need to do is take off the connector piece between your strap and binding, then reattach your strap directly to the binding - problem solved!
Responsive,good support,i notice my toe strap is a bitch to get off sometimes ,gotta really pull that thing haha ..overall these are perfect bidings
OK lets start of with the toe strap. Everyone that complains about the toe strap is an idiot. Put your boots on and adjust the straps b4 u leave ur house 4 the mtn. The toe strap HAS to be centered over the toe of the boot if you are going around the toe.
Go a size small if you ride old school boots like Airwalks or really crank the straps tight. I wear size 13 Airwalks and have the XL bindings set as small as i can except the heel cup.
I crank the straps as tight as they will go and getting out was easy EVERY time.
By the way this is my 1st pair of Unions and I have had everything from Clickers to LTD. If you like the looks buy them they are great!!
im thinking about getting a 156 indoor...
im thinking about getting a 156 indoor survival, if i have a size 10.5 boot maybe getting 11, should i get L/XL or M. Also if i get L/XL will i have toe drag
get the M/L for sure!!
get the M/L for sure!!
I switched from 2011 Ride Revolts and im glad I did. These things are light, the ankle strap is comfortable and snug, and the acid green is just nuts. Ive read some crap about the fit of the toe strap, but I think it fits perfectly--much better than the Ride webbing looking thing. And as for trouble releasing the toe strap, its a little tight, but no big deal. The trick is not just to pull up on the ratchet, but to also push down on the other end at the same time. Works like a charm. These are built tough and intuitive. Everything fits together nicely and looks like it will hold up to some abuse. I wish the toe strap didnt need a screwdriver to adjust, but I guess its not a big deal once you get it dialed in.
I went with M/L, 32 Lashed boots. Fits like a a glove.
I've been riding Union bindings for a while now and I just recently tried out the Force's for the first time. Very good price for a set of outstanding bindings. I couldn't believe how well these things rode. A must buy.
Union Force Orange
the balance of cushion & response is great. from all around the mountain carving, jumps, and hitting the jibs, these do a great job of transferring my energy to the board.
the toe strap issue is only when you crank it past the last 3-4 teeth on the strap, you can easily adjust the strap to prevent "sticking."
if i got a dollar for every "sick bindings" comment i got this season i would have at least $10.
Beauty and the Beast
After all the complaints about the toe strap, I haven't found it that difficult to release it - just need to find the right way to do it. Great responsiveness and they look like they could survive a nuclear holocaust.
Only qualm for me is that a couple pieces of aesthetic pieces (plastic thingo on the backs, and one of the tightening screws on the top strap)have randomly dropped off at one point or another after only 3 days on the hill.
Overall, sweet binding.
So I'm looking at a new pair of Unions,...
So I'm looking at a new pair of Unions, and I can't decide whether I should go for the Force, or any of the upgraded variations, or the Contact Pros. Which are better for all around shredding? Pow, jumps, all around fun. Not too into rails. I want a stable binding with some decent flex. Riding a Capita Stairmaster Extreme.
The contact pros are a great binding for sure, but a little softer than the forces. I've been riding the forces for years in utah, pow, big mountain, rails, you name it, this binding does it all.
good but not great
3 stars because the toe strap just doesn't work with my boots. (Burton Ion size 11) It's either painfully tight or so loose it slides down, and it's never centered properly.
Not too shabby.
This is a solid binding. I have had a few pairs over the years and really don't have anything to complain about. They can take a beating and will show signs of wear, but they will stay functionally sound. I have never had issues with the baseplates, just a little wear and tear on the straps and buckles. If you are looking for a great all-mountain binding, this is definitely one to consider.
Extreme Party Machine
very compatible setup..
it'd get 5 stars but the toe strap is a little funky
I got the acid green forces on my jones mtn twin and the bindings are the best I've ever ridden (rode?). They're super responsive, hold my foot well without killing circulation, and adjustment is infinite on these. Not once have the screws come loose, the only problem is the toe strap. I had trouble with it at first then watched the setup vid and fixed em, now they come off with no trouble. As your straps pack out, it takes maybe 1 minute to adjust the ankle straps and they're durable as hell. Awesome all mountain binding with great performance.
two things to say:
the way they put the binding into the box made the toe strap ladder twisted. contact union customer service and they mailed a new set to me.
new toe strap fit my boots perfectly, no slip issue. but it's hard to release toe strap and that still a bit bothers me.
over all, very cool binding. fit very well so i don't need to over tight it to get the response.
A Force to be reckoned with...
Best bindings I have ever had. So many easy adjustments can be made for the perfect fit for your boot! I got the floral orange ones, the color will definitely up my steeze
I wear thirty two's boot size 10, Medium...
I wear thirty two's boot size 10, Medium or L/XL?
i'd say get the medium, i've been riding riding a thirtytwo size 10 with the L/XL and i wish i had a slightly smaller binding i'm ratcheting the straps pretty much all the way, but i've got some contacts that are size medium and they fit better on the boot
Good, but flawed...
Great binding. Adjustable, comfortable, etc... Unfortunately, if you like to tighten up your toe strap a decent amount, the ratchet is super sticky. I watched the setup vid and adjusted the straps 1000 different ways like the other comment said to do, but if you like to tighten up your toes, it sticks. If you don't crank down on 'em (which I probably shouldn't anyway) they're fine.
This work with 32 Prime???
This work with 32 Prime???
Yep, it works great. Just make sure to get the right size of binding. I have these bindings and use a 32 prime from 2 years ago without any problems.