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Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013

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The Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings are the reigning monsters in this industry with sheer lightweight, dead-on response, and prime performance. Gigi Rüf tested and approved, you know that these bindings are truly profesh in all aspects. Some chief components include: the triple zone injected EVA bushings for superlative dampening, contact pro Dupont™ Sytel® ST highbacks for maintaining flexibility and stability in all conditions, and CNC machined heelcups that drastically reduce the overall weight. Can't wait to get down and thrash on these bossy bindings? Neither can we.

Product Details

Baseplate

Carbon Injected Contact BaseMaximizes true board flex and overall comfort with Dupont™ Sytel® ST and a lifetime warranty

Dupont™ Zytel® STThe highest-quality nylon is used on all Union baseplates to result in strength, safety and security.

Triple Zone Injected EVA BushingsThree separate zones provide supreme dampening underfoot to promote a more comfortable ride and a smooth, even board flex with no dead spots. Each size comes with its own durometer for custom performance.

Universal Discs

Straps

Injected Magnesium BucklesThe magnesium in the buckles is four times the strength of aluminum with only half the weight. Plus, it is easily recycled.

All-New 3D Direct-Connect Strap SystemMulti-Layer Tapered Strap Core evenly distributes pressure.

All-New Open Toe StrapsMulti-positional options with open Ultra Grip™ Design

Tool-Free Size Adjustment

Highback

Contact Pro Dupont™ Zytel® ST HighbacksIncredibly light and comfortable—Gigi Rüf approved; made of Dupont™ Sytel® ST for maintaining flexibility and strength in the widest range of temperatures

Shift-on-the-Fly Forward Lean

Additional Features

Grade 8.8 HardwareThe most commonly used hardware is made from "mild steel" that has a property class of only 4.6. Considering how much stress a binding goes through, Union uses only the highest-strength steel, with a property class of 8.8.

CNC Machined HeelcupsThe CNC process removes material to reduce overall weight while maintaining strength.

Designed by Gigi Rüf

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Binding Style: Strap
  • Athletes: Gigi Rüf
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on Base

Reviews

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Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Adjustable (15)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Great construction (14)
  • Good interface (12)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & release (3)

Best Uses

  • All mountain (14)
  • Freeriding (11)
  • Park (11)
  • Powder (10)
  • Tricks (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Expert (5), Intermediate (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bindings

My first set of Union Bindings and they live up to the hype and the other reviews. Took awhile to set up, but the set up and seeing how the bindings are put together...Read complete review

My first set of Union Bindings and they live up to the hype and the other reviews. Took awhile to set up, but the set up and seeing how the bindings are put together was pretty fun. You can tell the bindings are solid. They ride great and for a softer binding, they respond well and are comfortable. The toe strap release is confounding. Sometimes the release is real smooth, other times it is not. However, even when it's not, it's not a big deal. I understand they have a new ratchet for next year, so I might swap it out. The cool thing about Unions is you can really make them your own and franken them out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

evo Demo

Solid bindings a little flimsy on highback but good for maneuvering. Toe starps hold well don't slide up. Easy to adjust.

Solid bindings a little flimsy on highback but good for maneuvering. Toe starps hold well don't slide up. Easy to adjust.

Reviewed by 23 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Union Contact Pro

By 

from Stevens Pass, WA

Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

I'm an aggressive rider who likes a softer flex and these bindings met my needs and style well. However I am an 11 foot and rode a M/L. I'd recommend a L/XL as the M/L was slightly too small and put pressure and hotspots in wrong areas on the foot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flex and strong

By 

from San Francisco CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Release
  • Good Interface
  • Great Construction
  • Installs Easily
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Park
    • Powder
    • Speed
    • Tricks

    Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

    My GF bought this for me!!..And I have to say this one what I want!!.
    Easy release..

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Awesome bindings!

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Interface
    • Great Construction
    • Installs Easily
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Release

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

    I am 6' and weigh 155lbs, but I enjoy what a small board like a 148 has to offer. That being said, these bindings both look and feel incredible. They more than live up to the Union reputation. Coming from Flows, however, I am still use to such easy entry/exit that I have troubles unlatching sometimes; call me a baby I guess. haha

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Gigi tested. NW approved.

    By 

    from WA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Release
    • Installs Easily
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Powder

      Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

      Killer boot straps

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Union Bindings For the Win

      By 

      from Lynnwood

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Release
      • Good Interface
      • Great Construction
      • Installs Easily
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Freeriding
        • Park

        Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

        Union makes the best bindings in my opinion and with the fact that they are a local company I wont buy or ride anything else. Their bindings are incredibly comfortable and easy to to set up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        union contact pro 2013

        By 

        from Quartz hill

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Release
        • Good Interface
        • Great Construction
        • Installs Easily
        • Lightweight
        • Siiickkk

        Cons

        • I Love Them To Much

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding
        • Park
        • Tricks

        Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

        This is great for tricks in the park and hitting big booters on the runs. Great Absorption will you hit rails, landings, over shooting. Buy it. Love it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Union's or get out!

        By 

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Release
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Half Pipe
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Speed
          • Tricks

          Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

          Nice and flexy highback makes for easy manueverability. Light weight and tons of style while ripping the whole mountain apart.

          Highly recommend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Awesome!!

          By 

          from Middletown,ct

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                Great

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Cool gear

                By 

                from New Jersey

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Release
                • Great Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain
                  • Downhill
                  • Park
                  • Tricks

                  Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                  I like to do the terrain park and I enjoy my new bindings and snowboard from EVO

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  "Good bang for the buck"

                  By 

                  from Queen Creek, AZ

                  About Me Expert

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy Entry & Release
                  • Good Interface
                  • Great Construction
                  • Installs Easily
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Mountain
                    • Downhill
                    • Freeriding
                    • Half Pipe
                    • Park
                    • Powder
                    • Speed
                    • Tricks

                    Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                    Front straps can be a little difficult to release sometimes if icy, but a little extra effort and they work just fine.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    So comfortable I wear them year round!

                    By 

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Advanced

                    Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy Entry & Release
                    • Good Interface
                    • Great Construction
                    • Installs Easily
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain
                      • Park
                      • Powder
                      • Tricks

                      Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                      I like my bindings simple, strong, lightweight and easy to get into and out of. The Contact Pros deliver on all counts. I've been riding Union Bindings for years and love them. Solid and simple construction that lasts. Compared to the Atlas (which i also rode quite a bit this year) the Contact Pros are easier flexing side to side so you're going to have an easier time buttering and pulling off silky smooth tricks in the park. Highly recommend these and all Union bindings (no I do not work for them).

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      Great Bindings

                      By 

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Interface
                      • Great Construction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Difficult Entry & Release

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain
                      • Freeriding
                      • Park
                      • Powder
                      • Speed
                      • Tricks

                      Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                      My first set of Union Bindings and they live up to the hype and the other reviews. Took awhile to set up, but the set up and seeing how the bindings are put together was pretty fun. You can tell the bindings are solid. They ride great and for a softer binding, they respond well and are comfortable. The toe strap release is confounding. Sometimes the release is real smooth, other times it is not. However, even when it's not, it's not a big deal. I understand they have a new ratchet for next year, so I might swap it out. The cool thing about Unions is you can really make them your own and franken them out.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Will always recommend Union

                      By 

                      from Vermont

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Flexible
                      • Good Interface
                      • Great Construction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Mountain
                        • Freeriding
                        • Park
                        • Powder

                        Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                        I had some really old burton custom bindings and it was time for a switch, and boy am I glad that a friend recommended the Union Contact Pro bindings! So light and really flexible. Instantly saw improvement in my riding. great for jibs and tweaking grabs. Finally was able to stomp out some great tail blocks

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Super Light

                        By 

                        from Cal

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy Entry & Release
                        • Good Interface
                        • Great Construction
                        • Installs Easily
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                            Super Lightweight ....

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            best bindings out there

                            By 

                            from south lake tahoe

                            About Me Expert

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy Entry & Release
                            • Good Interface
                            • Great Construction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain
                              • Downhill
                              • Freeriding
                              • Half Pipe
                              • Park
                              • Powder
                              • Speed
                              • Tricks

                              Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                              the best

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome bindings fit perfect on boots

                              By 

                              from Las Vegas, Nevada

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy Entry & Release
                              • Great Construction
                              • Light And Strong

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Freeriding

                              Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                              Great bindings, fits perfect on boots, and are super comfortable

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great bindings

                              By 

                              from Steamboat, CO

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Good Interface
                              • Great Construction
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain
                                • Freeriding
                                • Powder

                                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                indestructible bindings, comfortable, and great all around

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Exactly what I paid for.

                                By 

                                from Poulsbo, WA

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Interface
                                • Great Construction
                                • Installs Easily
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Difficult Entry & Release

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain
                                • Downhill
                                • Powder
                                • Tricks

                                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                I really like this binding. You get the quality, comfort, and confidence of a good binding. My only gripe is the toe strap. It's difficult to undo.

                                I would rate it 4.5/5 stars.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Diet Vin Deasel

                                By 

                                from Stevens Pass, WA

                                Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

                                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                Flexible, mid stiff highback was a perfect fit for jibbing around the mountain. It had enough support when cruising fast, but not enough to be annoying when trying to balance on a feature that is over my head. Plush padding on the straps and ratchets held super tight. The only critique worth mentioning is the toe ratchet could take a few tries to release but it is only minor, and I'd rather it be too hard to release than too easy.

                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Contact Pro

                                By 

                                from Stevens Pass

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                First impressions- Rad colorways. Toe starp is by far the best on the market. overall great feel and response.

                                 
                                3.0

                                evo Demo

                                By 

                                from Stevens Pass

                                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                Solid bindings a little flimsy on highback but good for maneuvering. Toe starps hold well don't slide up. Easy to adjust.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Contact Pro XL

                                By 

                                from Stevens Pass

                                Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                I have size 11 boot and after adjusting the straps to fit, the bindings worked very well. Honestly I forgot all about them while I was lapping through the park and blazing groomers. All of which I think is a good thing. Over all the bindings have a great flexy soft feel with enough stiffness in and out of turns and up the sidewalls of the park.

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Reason why Pro's in the name

                                By 

                                from Boonton NJ

                                About Me Expert

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Flex
                                • Installs Easily
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All Mountain
                                  • Freeriding
                                  • Park
                                  • Speed

                                  Comments about Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings 2013:

                                  I LOVE THE FLEXY AND ADJUSTABLE BACK!
                                  Awesome product
                                  A+++

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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