Strata Snowboard Binding
The Strata Snowboard Binding represents the new standard for how a snowboard binding should function and perform thanks to its industry-first bushing system that's insanely light, strong, and maneuverable for everything from pipe, to park to powder. These bushings use Fused Vaporlite, a new material made through an injection-molding process very similar to the way plastic parts are created, to give you a far more waterproof, durable, and precise design than any other EVA material on the market today.
The Fused Vaporlite bushing system rides on the Stage 6 Duraflex ST baseplate platform, which is unbelievably light, strong, and responsive, and pairs with a 3D Extruded Aluminum heelcup that stiffens the entire chassis for a seamless edge-to-edge turn initiation. All of this means, essentially, that the Strata knows where you're going before you do. Then, Union redesigned the Forma ankle straps for a stronger, more responsive outside and a more comfortable, cushioned inside, while the multi-positional options and thermoplastic anti-slip material of the UltraGrip X toe strap keeps you locked in and on point. A medium-flexing Strata highback rounds things out with its tool-less forward lean adjustments to make on-the-fly adaptability as good as it gets.
- Innovative tech helps this binding redefine all-mountain
- Medium-flexing highback allows for tool-less adjustments
- Fused Vaporlite bushing system is smooth and responsive
- Ankle and toe straps secure a comfy fit without losing response
- Light, strong, and responsive baseplate keeps you in control
- Minidisc plate delivers a versatile design
- Item #UNN004I
- Q & A
The new Contact Pro
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Contact pro has been a staple in the Union line for so long, but its kind of old tech now. The Strata brings the same mentality that the Contact pro had, which is good flex and board feel under foot, but makes it a much better all around binding. The new bushing under the foot is super squishy and comfortable, and it won't pack out over time like eva foam. This binding has more edge to edge response in comparison, but still gives plenty of flex nose to tail to keep that skate-style feel. Watch some videos and you will notice most of the Union team on these now.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
They like it so far.
Why does it say exclusive above the binding? Strata is everywhere. What is exclusive about it? Is this the latest 2020 model of the Strata?
Yes, this is the 2020 version, and this color is only available at Backcountry for the time being. That is what's exclusive!