Union Strata Snowboard Binding 2020
2020 Union Strata Snowboard Binding in black
EVOLUTION OF A REVOLUTION.
The Strata is a cross performance wrecking ball, featuring a Stage 6 Direct injected base, that incorporates an "industry first" Fused Vaporlite Bushing System that sets new standards for how a snowboard binding should function and perform.
Utilizing an injection molding process very similar to the way plastic parts are created, Fused Vaporlite is a new material that is more waterproof, durable and precise than any other EVA material on the market today.
FORMA ELITE DIRECT CONNECT ANKLE STRAP
New and improved, the design of the Forma Ankle Strap produces strength and rapid response on the outsider, fit and pillowed comfort on the inside.
- HIGHBACK: STRATA DURAFLEX ST
Simply put, Duraflex ST is the same material as regular Duraflex, but with increased glass for ore response without the weight. Designed for cold temperatures.
- (NEW) STRAPS: FORMA ELITE DIRECT CONNECT
Designed by Travis Rice, the Forma Elite Ankle Strap fits his riding style and minimal approach towards the perfect binding.
- BASEPLATE: STAGE 6 DURAFLEX ST
The Stage 6 Duraflex St base has been engineered to increase nylon material where needed for strength and remove nylon material where possible for weight reduction.
- 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.
- BUSHING: OTE FUSED VAPORLITE
OTE Fused Vaporlite Bushing system sets new standards for vibration dampening and natural board flex. Industry first.
- (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 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: Traditionally when we hear the word “Strata,” images of delectable breakfast casseroles come to mind. A medley of bread, eggs, and cheese layered and baked together to create a timeless comfort food that is loved by billions. Literally.
However, the time has now come to replace those mental images of savory breakfast dishes with something truly mental; the all-new Strata binding. Just like its namesake, we’ve combined a medley of Bad-ass features into one Bad-ass binding.
The Strata is a completely new binding to Union’s line featuring a Fused Vaporlite baseplate that is more waterproof, durable, and precise than any other EVA material in the industry. It also sports the Forma Ankle Strap that has gotten an update for this season. This strap has a minimalist feel but has a level of comfort and performance that is second to none.
The Strata has taken the snowboard binding design to the next level and will blaze its own path into the future. You don’t have to take our word for it though, the Strata will make a believer out of you for itself. Strap in, we dare you.
- Rider Profile: The rider who doesn’t put a label on their riding style. This binding will devour any kind of terrain. Disclaimer: Your face may be stuck permanently smiling.
- Inside Scoop: The Strata was developed closely with Torstein Horgmo. He knows a thing or two about bindings.
- Size Chart:Small: 6 – 7.5, Medium: 8 – 10, Large: 10+