The most trusted binding in snowboarding is back for its 16th season running. The Force is Union's go-to binding for anything and everything you can throw at it - cliffs, powder, side hits, inverts... This all-mountain destroyer can handle it all. New for 20/21 Union has hooked the Force up with the durability and response of the popular Exoframe 2.0 ankle straps.
May the Force be with you.
Binding Type: All Mountain
Flex (1 - Soft / 10 - Stiff):
Highback: 6 / 10
Baseplate: 7 / 10
Straps: 5 / 10
Board Compatibility: This Union binding comes with the universal baseplate, compatible with 2x4, 4x4, and Channel binding mounting systems.
Baseplate: Stage 4 Duraflex ST Baseplate
The Duraflex blended nylon in this baseplate is designed specifically for the cold, and maintains its strength and intended performance across a broad range of temperatures. The design of the baseplate aims to maintain the true flex of your snowboard, while still dampening chatter and keeping its strength.
High Back: Force Highbacks
The Duraflex injected multizone highbacks found on the Force binding are supportive, durable, and feature a tapered shape towards the top, promoting flex and tweakability for huge stylish presses and grabs.
Buckles: Magnesium Ratchets
A construction process completely unique to Union allows them to make their ratchets out of Magnesium, resulting in a product that is 4 times stronger than aluminium while being half the weight. Not only that, it's easily recycled so the environment benefits too.
Straps: Exoframe 2.0 Direct Connect Ankle Straps w/ Hinge + Hexgrip w/ Secure-lock Toe Straps
This year the Force has been upgraded with freshly designed brand new Exoframe 2.0 and Hexgrip straps, which provide the security and comfort you'd expect from the Force but with reduced weight, materials, and a better boot to binding connection with none of the elastic stretching found in regular straps. The Hinge on the ankle strap allows for easier entry, while the secure-lock system on the toe strap doubles the connection strength, so your bindings are more durable and dependable than ever.
Cushioning: Multi-Density Thermoformed EVA Bushings
These bushings maintain their performance season after season. Where other materials would deteriorate over time, Unions bushings stay consistently strong even after seasons of use. The EVA removes pressure points on all four corners of the baseplate and dampens your ride, absorbing chatter and hard landings, and dual density EVA under the heels and toes plus a full EVA foot bed with adjustable toe ramp gives awesome boot to binding to board response.
Extruded 3D Aluminium Heelcups:
This heelcup increased the stiffness of the binding, increases response, and is adjustable to help you dial in the perfect fit.
Classic Forward Lean Adjuster:
No tools needed for this one, just flick the tab down and slide the panel for more response or a looser feeling ride on the fly.
Grade 8.8 Hardware:
Union ensure their hardware is reliable by using the strongest steel available on the market.
Tool-less strap adjust:
Whether you're letting a friend borrow your bindings or you just need to fine tune your fit, you can adjust your straps on the fly without the need for tools.
The footbed of this binding is angled to better align your joints and provide a more natural feeling, less fatiguing ride.
|US Unisex||5 - 8||7 - 10||10+|
|US Womens||6 - 9||8 - 11|
|UK||4 - 7||6 - 9||9+|
|Mondo||23 - 26||25 - 28||28+|
|Euro||37 - 41||40 - 43||