We’ve been waiting for this day for a while. The rumors are true, one of the best brands to ever manufacture a product to attach you to your snowboard as you ride down the hill is now offering a method of transporting you up the mountain. Union is making splitboard bindings.
From Union Binding Company:
Today, Union Binding Company announced it is breaking into the splitboard market with the release of the Expedition™ Series of splitboard touring bindings. "I feel like this product is going to change the perception that people have about splitboarding." Says legendary Union team rider Bryan Iguchi. "You don't have to compromise performance for freedom while touring."
Featuring a plastic injected base, the Expedition™ Series reflects the core values of the Union Binding Company – simplistic, lightweight and bombproof. The Expedition Series not only looks like traditional Union bindings, they ride like them. The Union design features a unique interface that corkscrews your board together, allowing performance that aligns with the traditional, non-split snowboarding experience.
A simplistic design, featuring fewer moving parts and proven materials, comes together as the next generation of split bindings. Travis Rice adds, “Up until now, the split boarding experience has been hindered by bindings that are built for mountaineering, not snowboarding.“
The Expedition Series, as well as the rest of the Union Binding collection will be debuting in Denver, Colorado during the SIA trade show from January 26th – 29th.
CAPiTA is also offering a splitboard that pairs well with Union Expedition. Check it out here.