The Curated Take
The Union Strata combines everything you could want in a binding. The build quality is superior to almost any binding I have used over the years. The new Forma Lab strap is extremely supportive and is in just the right location. The footbed are just soft enough that the chattering is limited and shock absorption is fantastic, while still giving tons of feel. Flex wise I felt it being on the stiffer side of medium which allows it to feel super responsive. I've found the Union Strata to be one of the best do-it-all bindings, and one that you can put onto any board setup and get just what you're looking for.
- Incredible build quality felt super locked in.
- Extremely comfortable and flex was perfect for riding everywhere across the mountain
- Complimenting do-it-all style boards for a do-it-all style binding
- Flex suggests it's responsiveness wouldn't be as high as it truly is
The 2023 Union Strata binding is a binding designed to deliver top-tier board feel for any rider. It is compatible with any snowboard deck that has a 4x4 bolt pattern. It uses solid high back tech that locks the rider into a solid feel, along with mini disk tech that provides minimal dead space on the board. This translates into best possible flex feel and response possible. This binding holds up the strong reputation Union has for producing durable bindings.
- Duraflex High Back – It offers a solid high back with a balanced amount of flex. The Duraflex is made of nylon and fused vaporlite.
- Hex Grip Toe Strap – The binding has a lightweight, next-level toe strap. Using nylon Duraflex, it cancels out vibrations.
- Grade 8.8 Hardware – It has the best hardware for mini disk. This is high-quality steel that will take on harsh riding conditions.