Union Force have been a very popular choice over the last few seasons for people who need a tough, reliable set of bindings.
They are a great binding for someone who rides all over the mountain, and can’t afford to have their bindings let them down. They come in bold, solid colours. Like all Union bindings, they have a big, comfortable ankle strap which has tool-less adjustment so you can adjust it even with gloves on.
Adjusting the forward lean on the Forces is easy, and can be done quickly while you are out riding even if you are wearing thick mitts or gloves. They have tough buckles, which are made from magnesium rather than aluminium and can stand up to a lot of abuse. In the end, the magnesium buckles have four times the strength of aluminium with only half the weight.
The Stage IV base is stiff, and is combined with dual density injected bushings, which help them flex, absorb impacts and don’t hide the true flex of the board. There is a lifetime warranty on the base.
The Force uses extruded aluminium heelcups, which keep their true shape no matter how much wear and tear you put your bindings through.
Union rate these highly for all sorts of terrain, and in my experience riding them, they are right. They perform well everywhere, have enough flex that they can be tweaked and pressed out in the park, but still handle more aggressive riding just as well.
Features of the Union Force
- Stage IV Base
- Magnesium Buckles
- Multizone Highbacks
- 6/10 Baseplate Stiffness
- 6/10 Highback Stiffness
- Multi Density Thermoformed EVA Bushings
- Extruded Aluminum Helcup
- Force Highback
- Sonicfuse Straps
The 2016 Union Forces come in Green, Black and Orange, but previous seasons they came in lots of different colors, which will still be easy to find.
Who are Union Forces good for?
The Forces are a good choice for someone who wants to ride all over the mountain, and have a binding that will perform as well in the park as they do in powder, and want to spend around $220.
What size bindings do I need for my boots?
|Mondo||230 -265||260 – 290||285 – 320|
|UK||4 – 7.5||7 – 10||9.5 – 13|
|US Women||5.5 – 9||8.5 – 11||11+|
|US Unisex||5 – 8.5||8 – 11||10.5 – 14|
|Euro||37 – 41||40.5 – 44||43.5 – 48|