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Union Falcor – Deconstructed 2017

Union Falcor
MSRP: $330

Sizes: S, M, L

Tooled to be Travis tough, Rice's new binding from Union, the Falcor, combines materials with multiple densities into both the baseplate and highback to create one of the most responsive yet manipulatable bindings on the market. Duraflex CB nylon is integrated with cushioned Vaporlite 3.0 bushings for a featherweight baseplate with minimal hard-surface board-to-binding contact. Forged carbon and glass-injected nylon make up the highback that allows flexibility in lateral rotation but preserves direct connection for edge-to-edge control. Both the toe and heel strap are minimalist in design and highly responsive in nature.


Flex: 8
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.

Designed by Travis Rice

Stage 6 Base - Duraflex CB Nylon integrated with super cushioned Vaporlite 3.0 Bushings bring the next generation of Union to the forefront. Using “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.

Vaporlite 3.0 Bushing - The next generation of Union bushings, the all new 3.0 takes Union’s True Flex philosophy to the next level. Multi-layered design provides a natural 3° canting and season long comfort.
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 a seamless response.

Baseplate Stiffness: 6

Highback:Forged Hybrid Highbacks - By combining Forged Carbon and glass injected nylon, Union’s 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.

Forged Hybrid Beam - The highback perimeters allow the flex needed to dial in your style, while the centralized forged carbon beam preserves lossless power into the board.

ExoFrame / Air Ankle Straps - All new for 17/18, ExoFrame/Air produces strength and rapid response on the outside, fit and pillowed comfort on the inside.

Ultragrip Toe Strap - Multi-positional options and thermoplastic anti-slip material keep you locked in and on point – a simplistic, yet highly durable design.

Magnesium 2.0 Ratchets - Four times stronger than aluminum with only half the weight. The 2.0 version is new for 17/18 season and is ten times lighter than the previous Union Magnesium Ratchets.

More Deconstructed here.