- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 6
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £210/€230
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When you think cult following you think Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tommy Wiseau’s masterpiece The Room or The Grateful Dead circa 1977, you don’t necessarily think of a snowboard binding. Yet, here we are… The Union Force has a stronger and more consistent fan base than most Premier League teams.
Whether you’re just at the beginning of your snowboarding journey or a grizzled mountain veteran, chances are you have either happily owned a set of Forces, know someone who happily owns a pair, or are gagging to get your hands on a pair. They’re a staple of the Union line, hell they’re a staple of the sport itself.
“They’re a staple of the Union line, hell they’re a staple of the sport itself”
The Force is mostly unchanged (if it ain’t broke…) bar a few tweaks, they’ve added a pin through the toe strap to ensure even if it’s sketchy it’ll still hold.
The Heelcup is a 3D aluminium that boasts an impressive strength to weight ratio, and Union are so sure of its robustness they’ve slapped a lifetime guarantee on it.
Union’s Universal Disk is able to fit both inserts and channel system, so if you’ve got a mixed quiver you can chop and change to your heart’s content.
A padded ankle strap keeps your foot snug and secure and adds a bit of extra support when you’re cranking through turns. An Ultragrip toe strap forms round the front of your boot and gives and extra dash of responsiveness edge to edge.
A good value binding that can handle the abuse you’re likely to put it through, the Force is definitely a force to be reckoned with.