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Union Force Snowboard Binding

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    Forcing right on through to the next decade.

    Dependability, durability, and no-BS functionality are some of the traits Union values in a binding, and after over a decade of going strong, that fact's more apparent than ever in the design of the Union Force Snowboard Binding. A medium flex and burly baseplate offer next-level heelside control when you're charging steeps, without compromising your ability to poke out a method or lock into a proper press in the park. The multi-zone Force highback allows flex where you want it and delivers support where you need it for the perfect blend of tweakability and response.

    The ultra-rugged Stage IV Duraflex ST baseplate is so strong it's guaranteed for life against breaking, and it's equipped with an extruded 3D aluminum heelcup to reduce weight while maintaining strength and stiffness. The 3D Direct-Connect ankle strap provides a secure and responsive fit without creating painful pressure points, and the toe strap is low-profile and cored-out to wrap around the front of your boot for a comfy and secure fit. Tried-and-true magnesium buckles are four times as strong as aluminum and half the weight. From the backcountry to the streets, the Force is the binding of choice for hard-hitting riders all over the world.

    • Proven all-mountain performance and durability
    • Versatile flex kills it from park to peak
    • Indestructable base offers excellent response
    • Injected bushings allow true board flex
    • EVA footbed reduces chatter
    • Sonicfuse straps provide seamless fit
    • Magnesium buckles are lighter and stronger
    • Item #UNN001Y

    Tech Specs

    Highback
    Force multi-zone
    Baseplate
    Stage IV Force baseplate (Duraflex ST nylon)
    Baseplate Padding
    multi-density thermoformed EVA
    Ankle Strap
    SonicFuse
    Ratchet
    magnesium
    Flex
    medium
    Mount
    4-hole, Channel
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain, freestyle, freeride
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime (baseplate)

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Adjustable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My wife purchased these to replace some heavily beaten, but still functional Burton Missions. First of all, Burton bindings are amazingly reliable, comfortable, and durable. They don't, however, have adjustable heel cups like these Unions. This comes into play for both of us as we are particular about stance width and location, and don't like to waste the "sliding adjustment" of the binding disks on centering the heel/toe on the board. The adjustable heel cups allow for centering the foot, leaving the binding disks fully available for stance tinkering.
    The materials quality of the Force bindings is excellent. Strong plastics with rubber, foam and metal where appropriate. They are more comfortable than other "high response" bindings that I've ridden and owned.
    The cork colorway does not look like cork. Union can improve their heel strap hardware. The hardware pinches the straps against the base plate/heel cup area, and loosens over time with strap movement. The design is 100% dependent on Loctite. The hardware should instead bottom out on itself, leaving a certain amount of "play" for normal strap range of motion.
    The binding disks crack. I am currently riding with 2 cracked disks. This could be potentially unsafe if I was not aware of the issue. I have my eye on it.
    I like car analogies, and the Union Forces are definitely the BMW of the binding world. They feel fantastic, but are not without their quirks. I recommend carrying a tool kit if you're driving/riding either of them. If I was aware of a better binding, I would buy it.

    Go-To for a Reason

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    As everyone below has said time and time again, these bindings just work. Anytime you come across receiving nearly universal community feedback, take notice.

    Build quality is evident the moment you take them out of the box. Straps and hardware feel robust and should last through some hard use.

    Very Nice Bindings

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Bought these as a gift for my brother who is getting back into snowboarding this season. He absolutely loves these bindings. He's 6'5" and likes the medium/stiff flex. We ride together on the weekends and he always has something positive to say about these bindings. For a reasonably inexpensive pair of bindings, I think these are great. Highly recommended.

    Baus Bindings

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I received a new lib tech skunk ape and these red Union Force bindings for Christmas from my parents and wife. I'm 6.2, 220 and use a size 13 boot. My riding style is mostly freeriding.



    These binding are solid! Right from the moment you pick them up, you know that they are of the highest quality. The straps are extremely adjustable, so sizing is easy. There's an adjuster on the back to adjust the length as well. All of the parts and screws are top quality and appear very strong. My boots aren't extremely slim ( standard burton ) so they fit snug onto the base. They were easy to install and the screws they came with worked perfect for my board.



    The ratchets are fantastic. Extremely easy to lock in, tighten and loosen. No issues in temps at -15. Snow doesn't even stick to the base when unstrapped.



    They provide so much control and are extremely responsive. Best binding I've ever used. They look great too.



    I should also mention that my board recently took a ghost ride and bounce off a few trees and cliffs. Bindings didn't flinch and came out unscathed.



    Well worth the price.



    Peace!

    Baus Bindings

    Medium - Stiff

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I prefer the mini disk from Union cos of the board feel you get out of it but sometimes you just need bindings to stand up for you when the conditions get hard and variable. The Force is my binding of choice if I know that I am going to be charging scraped groomers and still want to get full euro.
    Less board feel but more of a backbone to stand on.

    Force-Full

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm overall very happy with this binding! The ankle strap gets very snug with no pressure points and reacts fast to my movements. The toe strap however, I cannot find a great middle ground yet for adjusting the size of this strap. It is either just barely too big or too small to get the best fit on my toe. However, overall these bindings perform well. I just ordered new boots and I am hoping the toe strap problem gets adjusted with the new addition to my setup.

    Union Force Binding

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These bindings are fantastic. I love the strap system, how easy they are to install, and their performance on the mountain. Super stable on groomed runs and big powder as well. And they appear virtually indestructible.

    He Loves Them

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought these as a gift for a family member for Christmas and have feedback to share. My brother loves these bindings so far. They keep his feet super secure and are also the most comfortable bindings he's every had. The flex is great for the pressure on his feet that has always been a problem for him. Definitely recommend.

    Hits the sweet spot.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Love my new Union Forces for their responsive highbacks, customizable fit, and plush straps. They really hit a sweet spot for most riders, excelling everywhere on the mountain without being too aggressive, yet still offering ample support for charging hard.

    The super-flexible toe strap is one of my favorite features, wrapping the tip of my boots without slipping off or requiring re-adjustments throughout the day. Plush, boot-wrapping ankle straps keep me locked in without nasty pressure points- even when I crank 'em down super tight.

    Mounted them on a Salomon Super 8, which is my pow/freeride/cruiser board and I couldn't be more happy (ok, maybe if I mounted up a pair of Atlas bindings!). The only thing I'd love to see on future Forces is a canted footbed from the STs and Atlas Bindings, as this would heighten the overall control and comfort levels.

    Union's All-Around Performer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Union is my absolute favorite binding manufacturer. Anything they make is going to have top quality materials, a durable build and comfort design.

    The Force is Union's jack-of-all-trades binding. If you like to spend your days dipping into the park for a couple runs, then zig-zagging through the tree's in the afternoon, this binding will handle everything.

    It's light weight, durable build and responsiveness is prefect for slaying any terrain or park feature that comes your way.

    Shoot me an email at juabbott@backcountry.com if you have any questions!

    Just what the Doctor ordered

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Riding on the East Coast you never know what you're gonna get, one day its pouring rain, the next it's 20 below zero and icy, and day three you've got 2 feet of fresh on the hill. I started riding this binding years ago because it continues to excel in all conditions. 100+ days from the VT side country, hot laps in the park and merking around the mountain on frozen groomers and this binding delivers in all conditions.

    My GO-TO

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Of all the bindings Union makes, this is the one i keep coming back to. The supportive base of the Force binding makes charging rough terrain, hitting big jumps, and euro-carving natural and effortless, while the mid flexing high back makes this a diverse and freestyle minded binding as well. The Force is the longest running binding in the Union line, and is made from the best materials out there making the Force the most bulletproof binding on the market.