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Dependability is something that a packed season rider knows all about. The Union Force Snowboard Bindings are something that you can depend on day after day without having to adjust, repair and won't have to worry about. Completely redesigned for 2014, this stallion of a binding cannot be broken, always running on lightweight durability and flex. The tough as nails Dupont™ Zytel® ST baseplate brings the Union Lifetime Warranty to the plate because well, frankly, it's never going to break - but if it does, Union has you covered. Every element in this binding is on lock down with max efficiency so you can charge around the mountain carefree. May the force be with you.

Product Details

Baseplate

All-New Stage IV BaseSame lifetime warranty as always, on a lighter, lower-profile baseplate.

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

Dual Density EVA BushingsThey dampen vibrations underfoot to promote a more comfortable ride and a smooth, even board flex with no dead sports. Each size comes with its own durometer for custom performance.

Straps

Symmetric 3D Direct-Connect Strap SystemMulti-Layer Tapered Strap Core evenly distributes pressure in a symmetrical package.

Multi-Layered Tapered Strap Core

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 Toe Buckle SystemMulti-positional options with open Ultra Grip™ Design

All-New Toe Cup DesignHolds better to your boots for consistent control and also moves vertically for multiple boot-to-strap positions.

Highback

Multizone Force HighbackWith a new design this highback brags next level heelside response and board control.

Shift-on-the-Fly Forward LeanQuick and easy to use, adjust the forward lean with a simple flip of a knob then slide it to wherever you want and re-lock it. Easily done while waiting in those pesky lift lines.

Additional Features

All-New Extruded 3D Aluminum HeelcupsThis process removes material to reduce weight but maintains strength.

Universal DisksCompatible with any traditional 4x4 mounting system and 3-hole board patterns. Channel Compatible Discs are available separately from Union to fit Burton snowboards with The Channel.

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.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Binding Style: Strap
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Reviews

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Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (23)
  • Adjustable (20)
  • Great construction (19)
  • Easy entry & release (17)
  • Installs easily (16)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & release (4)

Best Uses

  • All mountain (20)
  • Park (18)
  • Powder (16)
  • Freeriding (15)
  • Speed (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (13), Intermediate (7), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Matte Seafoam Reviews.

Utility: I use this binding as all mountain. They were easy to install, and awesomely adjustable. They are responsive and very comfortable. They are the first binding I have ever had and...Read complete review

Utility: I use this binding as all mountain. They were easy to install, and awesomely adjustable. They are responsive and very comfortable. They are the first binding I have ever had and I was surprised to hear that people "feel" their bindings. There are no major pressure areas.

Color: Matte Seafoam. I had a hard time figuring what the actual color seafoam entailed because it appeared from anything to light blue to light green through different pictures and videos. I'd say the video on the binding through evo is a accurate representaition. I would call the call the color a teal or a mint. I get compliments on the color all the time and I have not seen anyone else sporting this color in any other binding yet.

I was hesitant to buy due to past reviews on how bad the toe release would get stuck. I have not have a single problem with that yet. In fact, they are very easy to get in and out.

Cons: First, a few screws tend to come loose while riding. It will become obviously apparent well before they do. I rode half a day on a loose screw and it never came out, but If you can fix it right away, I would so you dont have to end the day early.

The toe strap does not fit the best over the toe. I ride with an old pair of Burton Drivers that do not have a very good ridge on the toe for the to strap to grab onto. I always have to ratchet a few more times once I ride a few carves.

Across the 5 days I have ridden, the toe straps and heel cups have been chipped and dinged. Nothing that would affect the performance... just merely aesthetic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok product

Not my best choice for the money. Have owned better

Not my best choice for the money. Have owned better

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5.0

Awesome Bindings

By 

from NorthEAST

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Release
  • Great Construction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Park

    Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

    Strong, Durable, easy to use and your typical install for bindings. I've got a lot of friends that use them and recommended them to me and now I can confirm they are absolutely worth it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014 by U

    By 

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Downhill
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

    very good quality but a little bit heavy

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    First time trying unions... happy so far

    By 

    from Nags Head, NC

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Downhill
      • Park
      • Tricks

      Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

      I'm a snowboard instructor so I'm riding alot... I don't get to do as much free riding as I'd like, but I'm still on my board a lot all the same. This is my first time using Union bindinds. I've used K2 and Ride in the past. These ratchet straps are better quality than the Rides were and since they aren't all metal, are much lighter. The only complaint I have so far is the toe strap moves towards the ankle and becomes more of over the toes position unless they are super tight, which, impacts comfort when I'm strapped in for a long amount of time. I've really enjoyed them when free riding however as they are very responsive and I like that they're very adjustable in multiple ways.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Matte Seafoam Reviews.

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Screws

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

      Utility: I use this binding as all mountain. They were easy to install, and awesomely adjustable. They are responsive and very comfortable. They are the first binding I have ever had and I was surprised to hear that people "feel" their bindings. There are no major pressure areas.

      Color: Matte Seafoam. I had a hard time figuring what the actual color seafoam entailed because it appeared from anything to light blue to light green through different pictures and videos. I'd say the video on the binding through evo is a accurate representaition. I would call the call the color a teal or a mint. I get compliments on the color all the time and I have not seen anyone else sporting this color in any other binding yet.

      I was hesitant to buy due to past reviews on how bad the toe release would get stuck. I have not have a single problem with that yet. In fact, they are very easy to get in and out.

      Cons: First, a few screws tend to come loose while riding. It will become obviously apparent well before they do. I rode half a day on a loose screw and it never came out, but If you can fix it right away, I would so you dont have to end the day early.

      The toe strap does not fit the best over the toe. I ride with an old pair of Burton Drivers that do not have a very good ridge on the toe for the to strap to grab onto. I always have to ratchet a few more times once I ride a few carves.

      Across the 5 days I have ridden, the toe straps and heel cups have been chipped and dinged. Nothing that would affect the performance... just merely aesthetic.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Waiting for Snoqw

      By 

      from Clovis, CA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

        Have not been able to use yet this season. Waiting for snow.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        What the Heck!

        By 

        from Bend, OR

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult Entry & Release
        • Does Not Interface Well
        • Lacks Adjustability
        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

          I got a pair of the forces at the end of last year and they are already falling apart! I've already lost 2 ladder straps and the ankle strap is ripping. Not hyped on the Union train…..

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great bindings and value!

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Release
          • Great Construction
          • Installs Easily

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Freeriding
          • Powder
          • Speed

          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

          I've been using Switch bindings for the past 8 yrs for their ease of operation but needed to replace my boots. I decided to move back to strapped bindings. Did a lot of research and Union kept coming back top of the list. The Force bindings as well were highly recommended for the durability of their construction and for the levels of adjustability. In using these bindings I find the entry and exit simple even with heavy mittens. The adjustments are easy if you have a tool with you (recommended anyway).

          The overall value was really good as I was able to get 2013/2014 model so I didn't have to pay full new year price.

          I'd recommend these to anyone looking for new bindings.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great binding

          By 

          from Flemington

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Base Plate Not For All Bo
          • Some Overhang On Xl Base

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Tricks

          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

          base plate is larger than my other bindings and there is some over hang

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Quite a difference than my past bindings

          By 

          from Flint, mi

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Toe straps slip

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park

          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

          The bindings work really nice. Easy to use and very adjustable for comfortability. The aluminum heel adds to the style and gives it a better construction.
          The ride is great, love these bindings.

          Only issue I've bad is the toe straps slipping off but it was only a few times.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great bindings

          By 

          from PA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Freeriding

            Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

            Awesome bindings for a good price, really solid construction and super comfortable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best Binding Period

            By 

            from Cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adaptable
            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Comfotable
            • Easy Entry & Release
            • Good Interface
            • Great Construction
            • Installs Easily
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

              I live in the Midwest, and take trips both east and west. I see every snow condition there is. These bindings perform everywhere I've taken them! It has a moderate flex that hold up at fast speeds, and still flex enough to butter. They are sturdy and light weight.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent!

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain
                • Half Pipe
                • Park
                • Speed

                Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                Just got this this year, didn't know what to expect because I've never ridin Union bindings before but now I don't think I'll ride anything else! They are amazing. Comfortable and stiff so you get the movement you want.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great All Around Binding

                By 

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Construction
                • Installs Easily
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Difficult Entry & Release
                • Ratcheting System

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain
                • Park
                • Tricks

                Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                Great Binding, The Ratcheting system is a little sticky, but it still works. You just have to play with it sometimes. Other than that, couldn't be happier with this binding.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Simple, light, and robust

                By 

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain
                  • Freeriding
                  • Getting Rad
                  • Park
                  • Powder
                  • Tricks

                  Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                  These bindings are an easy choice for someone looking for all-around bindings. They're light but sturdy, flexible but strong, and not overly expensive yet made with Union's famous quality.

                  I spend a lot of time hitting the park and trying to look rad, but I never miss a good pow day. These bindings are perfect for all types of riding in any condition.

                  They are incredibly easy to adjust with plenty of sizing options so they'll fit your boot however you like your bindings to fit. They're also very easy to take off with Union's specialty rachets. Of course I would be remiss if I didn't mention their wide spectrum of color options for maximum steeziness.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  BA bindings

                  By 

                  from Spokane, WA

                  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 Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                    These are my first pair of union bindings, and i gotta say i am blown away at how incredible they are. A few of my friends have some and i never really thought they were super cool till i got some of my own and i do not regret buying them one bit! Get these bindings!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Responsive

                    By 

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Interface
                    • Great Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult Entry & Release

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                    Very responsive. Durable base plate. You can see the quality of material used on this bindings. A bit difficult when strapping up.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    The only binding I need

                    By 

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Expert

                    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
                    • Good Interface
                    • Great Construction
                    • Installs Easily

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain
                      • Freeriding
                      • Park
                      • Powder
                      • Speed

                      Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                      The force is the only binding I need because it takes a beating and keeps going. Buy one pair and be set for a lifetime.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By 

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Difficult Entry & Release

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                      Got these bindings as an upgrade from my old Burton Freestyles, and wow, what a difference! These bindings are super comfortable with added stability and control that I haven't experienced on my snowboard before. I ride all over the mountain from powder to park, and these bindings can do it all. While the ratchets on the straps release a little bit better than previous years models, they still occasionally stick, but its nothing that really bothers me. I ride with side 10 boots and the M/L bindings fit great with some adjusting. Overall, it's a great product and I'll definitely be buying from both union and evo again!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      love these bindings

                      By 

                      from encinitas,ca

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Everything Is Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                          These bindings are awesome and the price was the best around.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Ok product

                          By 

                          from Mass

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Park
                          • Powder
                          • Tricks

                          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                          Not my best choice for the money. Have owned better

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great bindigs

                          By 

                          from hartford ct

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Adjustability

                          Best Uses

                          • Park
                          • Powder
                          • Speed
                          • Tricks

                          Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                          Solid bindings, good for all conditions.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          A Must Have

                          By 

                          from Wisconsin

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Mountain
                            • Freeriding
                            • Park
                            • Powder

                            Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                            Love these bindings, put these on my new board compared to my Ride board/Bindings I can't even feel them. The response is unreal I absolutely love these. Have heard stories where people can't get the straps around there boots... it's simple to set up with boots before you put them on your board, you can with up the toe and heel straps even while your on the mountain! 10/10 recommend these to anybody

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Been sold since Year One

                            By 

                            from Stevens Pass, WA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                              I use this binding everyday while freeriding the Mtn. I love the response I get out of it when snow conditions change quickily. My feet feel solid on the deck.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              May the Force be with you,...too corny?

                              By 

                              from Seattle

                              About Me Advanced

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • No Crazy Color Combos

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain
                              • Half Pipe
                              • Powder
                              • Speed

                              Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                              The Force binding. If seeing Brisse kill it on this doesn't convince you that its an incredible binding Im pretty sure this review is going to.
                              First off the fit on these is perfect. You can adjust the straps, highback, heelcup and toe ramp to fit any boot you can shove in there. I've had 32's ,Nikes,Deeluxe,Salomon and Burton and theve all fit well.
                              The straps lock you in and keep your foot feeling confident. Did you see Dan clear the gap from parking garage to parking garage? Pretty sure he wasn't thinking about one last adjustment before he hit that he was good to go!
                              Long story short I've used these since they came out. They're proven performers and Union has only had time to make them better. The new baseplate this year proves that.
                              The things I don't like about this binding are the colors. The all over one color scheme seems a little dated for me now. Mix it up a bit. Different color straps or even two different colored bindings would be rad.

                               
                              5.0

                              My favorite binding!

                              By 

                              from Wenatchee, WA

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy Entry & Release
                              • Good flex
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Union Force Snowboard Bindings 2014:

                                I use these bindings on both of my boards; park and powder. They are comfortable, lightweight, responsive, and not to mention great color ways. I've used the same bindings all year last year and are depending on them this year with confidents. I recommend these bindings to anyone from beginners to experts!

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                                • No

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