Union Falcor Snowboard Binding 2020
2020 Union Falcor Snowboard Binding in white
Multiple Layers Of Influence.
To reflect the dynamic level of riding and power that Travis Rice is known for, the Falcor integrates materials with multiple densities into both the base and highback - taking full advantage of each material's attributes. The result is a ride that is forgiving where you need flex and responsive where you want direct connectivity.
STAGE 6 BASE
Duraflex CB Nylon, integrated with super cushioned Vaporlite 3.0 Bushings bring the next generation of Union to the forefront. We have developed a manufacturing process called “Microfused Injection”, which focuses the nylon injection entry point around the disk ring where strength is most crucial, resulting in the lightest/strongest base to date.
FORGED HYBRID HIGHBACKS
By combining Forged Carbon and glass-injected nylon, we’ve created a highback that allows flexibility for medial-lateral rotation while preserving a direct connection for edge to edge control. Power where you need it and the freedom to ride the way you want.
- HIGHBACK: FORGED HYBRID HIGHBACKS
Duraflex Nylon and Forged Carbon unite to create a ridiculously lightweight asymmetric highback that conquers everything in its path.
- (NEW) STRAPS: HEX DIRECT CONNECT
Contouring perfectly around the outside of your boots, Hex Ankle Straps are incredibly durable, and light as a feather.
- BASEPLATE: STAGE 6 DURAFLEX CB BASE
Design, material, and the construction process result in a strength to weight ratio never before achieved in a snowboard binding. Developed, used and abused by Travis Rice.
- HEELCUP: EXTRUDED 3D ALUMINUM HEELCUPS
The rigidity and strength of Extruded Aluminum act like a roll cage on a race car - stiffening the entire chassis. The male/female connection with the base provides seamless response.
- (NEW) BUSHING: FUSED VAPORLITE + W/ NON-STICK GAS PEDAL
Fused Vaporlite Non-stick gas pedals shed water and snow like nothing you've experienced before. Gone are the days of icy build up under your boots.
- (NEW) TOE STRAP: HEXGRIP W/ SECURE-LOCK
Toe strap adjustment has been redesigned and reinforced with double the connection strength, thanks to the new pin system. Multi-Positional options and thermoplastic anti-slip material keeps you locked in and on point.
- BUCKLES: MAGNESIUM 2.0 RATCHETS
Four times stronger than aluminum with only half the weight, Union buckles are built to last. The new 2.0 design is ten percent lighter than previous versions.
- Our Take: “Tried and true” works for some, not all. Working with Travis on this binding pushed us to develop new process’ in order to build one of the most technologically advanced bindings available. By combining Forged Carbon and Nylon in the highback and sticking it on a brand-new FC injected base tray, we have designed the perfect binder for the all-mountain freestyle monster. Soft and forgiving underfoot, this binding gives you the relaxed control that you need for forgiveness on landings and ideal performance in deep snow. The Forged Carbon strut in the highback gives you the performance and support that you need when pushing your limits while the nylon in the HB maintains a comfortable ride.
- Rider Profile: Powerful Freestyle rider who would rather spend his time sending backcountry booters and utilizing natural terrain to satiate his thirst for adrenaline. Powder junky who needs exceptional board feel without sacrificing the power and precision of a responsive binding.
- Inside Scoop: Travis Rice named this binding after his custom Catamaran, which he named after everyone’s favorite flying dog/dragon, Falcor, from the cult classic “Never Ending Story.” His pro-model color way is the Navy and White which has the same paint job as his Catamaran.
- Size Chart: Medium: 8 – 10 / Large: 10+