The Curated Take
These are an excellent all around binding with a stiffer side of medium flex that allows for excellent energy transfer from the boots to the board. The straps are also well designed and really lock in the rider's boot so there isn't energy wasted with boots that slide around in the binding.
I personally ride with these bindings and often forget they are there when I am carving because they transfer everything I do with my boot directly into the board, making it super easy to get on edge.
- Very light weight. Hardly notice the weight they add to a board.
- Very comfortable with the toes and ankle straps forming well to boots.
- Very responsive. The stiffness of the high-back makes for easy heel side turns while the straps make for a good connection between boot and board.
- Stiff ankle strap and high-back make some butter tricks more difficult then with a softer binding
The most trusted binding in snowboarding is back for its 18th season running. The Force is Union's go-to binding for anything and everything you can throw at it - cliffs, powder, side hits, double blacks. This all-mountain destroyer can handle it all.