- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 4
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £165/€180
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You get bag loads of bang for your buck with the Union STR. It’s designed to behave similarly to the Atlas, but with a price tag that’ll have you laughing. Union are famously bomb proof, and the STR is no different. It’s built with the same high-quality materials you’ll see through the line.
Mid flexing in all aspects, the STR is perfect for a rider who’s still finding their feet on the hill. The binding is soft enough that it’s going to give you a bit of leeway if you’re having a wobble, but will allow for precise and fast energy transfer when you push it.
“You get bag loads of bang for your buck with the Union STR”
Both the highback and baseplate are Duraflex, which is designed especially for cold temperatures. Slight padding round the calf adds some extra comfort for those long days on the hill, and the EVA foam underfoot soaks up chatter and absorbs some shock from bigger landings.
The straps are cut out to save weight and to make them pliable. They’ll form round the shape of your boots to ensure a tight fit.
The discs are compatible for channel, 4×4, and 4×2 insert patterns so you’re about as versatile as they come. If you’re looking for a nifty bit of gear that’ll allow you to grow as a rider and can stand the test of the elements, then the STR is a good place to start looking.