af Daniel, 21-11-2017
When developing the Ultra, Gigi Rüf had one goal: uncompromised board flex and feel. To create a binding that had these characteristics required reducing the contact points on the base and integrating flexible, dampening EVA. By combining Vaporlite 2.0 with the Minidisk, Union has lowered the direct binding to board connection to 5% and maintained the progressive flex Gigi loves.
The Minidisk with Minimal Contact Footprint allows for even board flex and is compatible with the 4x2 mounting pattern, as well as The Channel from Burton. The MD Base enhances natural board flex, boosting performance and overall durability. Vaporlite 2.0 is the evolution of closed cell foam often featured on high-end running shoes. This water resistant, durable material maintains its superior dampening characteristics in cold temperatures, providing a cushioned and natural ride.
The Forged Carbon Highback is working in harmony with the surfy feel of the MD Baseplate. The Highback provides strength and rapid response, for nimble board control and connection.
Minimal Contact Footprint allows for even board flex. With a mere 5 % binding to board contact area, the Duraflex CB - MD Base enhances natural board flex, boosting performance and overall durability. The Vaporlite 2.0 is the evolution of closed cell foam often featured on high-end running shoes. It is waterproof, super durable and damp to vibrations in all temperatures.
As important as the connection between binding and board, equally important is the connection between the rider and the binding. By using layered multi-density materials, the ExoFrame/Air ankle straps provide secure durability along with superior comfort and flex. Durable, lightweight and highly adjustable, these are as good as it gets. Rapid response and strength on the outside, fit and pillowed comfort on the inside.
The Magnesium Ratchets are built with a Union-exclusive process that produces a material four times stronger than aluminium, with only half the weight. The new 2.0 design is 10 % lighter than previous versions.
The rigidity and strength the Extruded 3D Aluminium Heelcups act like a roll cage on a race car - stiffening the entire chassis. The male/female connection with the base provides a seamless response.
af Daniel, 21-11-2017
The one product approach! Union Bindings decided to eliminate any distraction and to solely focus on what they do best: bindings. Everything at Union is created in-house guaranteeing that only the very best products hit the shelves. With a jam packed team of a-list snowboarders, Union have secured their place in the limelight.