- Sizes: M, L
- Flex: 7
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £309 / €329
Travis Rice is a busy man. Aside from his efforts to raise the bar in both backcountry snowboarding and the way that it’s documented, he’s also fairly hands-on when it comes to the design of his gear. The Union Falcor snowboard bindings, for example, have his fingerprints all over them.
These things are built to handle the biggest, gnarliest terrain in the backcountry. It’s not just about response and vibration-cancelling, however; to really use these right, you should be looking to get as much airtime out there as you can.
“These things are built to handle the biggest, gnarliest terrain in the backcountry”
The highback’s solid central beam ensures you get amazing heelside response, but the Flux Capacitor-esque layout allows it to flex from side to side too. So when you’re boosting towards the take-off and prepping for a spin off the heels, you’re well supported, but once you’re airborne you can throw shapes and poke tweaks.