Built to withstand everyday abuse from Travis Rice, this binding is an unusually light, responsive, and durable option for the rider who wants the best. By combining materials with multiple densities, including a rigid, forged carbon spine in a highback wrapped in softer nylon, the Falcor's vertical stiffness provides immense edge-to-edge response, while retaining a surprisingly playful lateral flex. Beneath the baseplate isa mini-disk system that creates minimal contact between binding and board, allowing uninhibited flex under your feet. Topped off with simple yet effective straps and a canted footbed, you have a comfortable and unrestrictive binding that proved itself a tester favorite.

Binding Features & Details

  • Forged Hybrid highback
  • Stage 6 Duraflex CB base
  • Vaporlite 3.0 bushings
  • Mini-Disk
  • Forma Elite ankle straps
  • MSRP $350.00

Rad: Feather-light binding packed with all-terrain performance.

Bad: You'll need a screwdriver to adjust forward lean.

Harnessing the power of Union’s Forged Hybrid highback, the Falcor offers unparalleled response with a surprising amount of lateral flex. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers praised the Forma Elite ankle straps for their comfortable yet minimalist design. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Hexgrip toe straps never slipped and are designed proportionally to each binding size to minimize weight. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Magnesium buckles are lightweight and reliable. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Union’s Mini-Disks enable minimal contact with the board, allowing for a more natural flex. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

While the forward lean adjuster does require a tool, the straps can be adjusted without one. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Tested + Approved 2019 presented by evo.com

Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboarding's most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose from—bindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in between—it's not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.

We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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