Union Bindings 2009-2010
03 Feb, 2009
Union bindings comes back in 2009-2010 for year five. It seems unlikely that it’s been only 5 years because they consistently come out with a dedicated binding to all levels of shredders, of all types and skills. It’s not hard to miss a Union binding on the mountain, each year the brand grows stronger and you can’t miss the occasional bright lite color they put out.
Last year they added Danny Kass to the team and he receives his own pro model binding. Just last week they added Gigi Ruf to the team and his amazing riding will no doubt add valuable input to the company.
This binding looks a lot better in person than on a photo. It reminds me of the monster jacket, something built out of fun and humor in snowboarding.
Union Force-MC, Union Force-SL
Union Cadet-DLX, Union Cadet Re-Union, Union Trilogy
I’ll note the Re-Union is focusing on being more environmentally friendly by re-using recycled EVA, excess pieces and byproduct material created by the production of the other bindings. I like to think of it as the Frankenstein binding, bunch of different things to create one binding.
Union Contact and Union Cadet-DLX
Up-close look at the Union Contact
While I traded in my contacts for forces, it doesn’t mean I dislike the binding. I liked it a lot but in the end for all mountain riding it was too soft for me. Others love it because of how soft it is. Gets an upgrade to leather straps for 09-10.
Union Force and Union Contact
The Forces comes in a green color for 09-10 which is not pictured here.
Up Close look at the Union Data (Rasta)
Union Force SL and Union Data
While there are no significant changes to the Union line, it looks like another year of solid bindings with colorways that offer up a variety to the consumer.