Two Feet of Fresh—2020 Union STR Binding Highlights
– Stage 5 Duraflex Baseplate
– Exoframe Ankle Straps
– STR2 Duraflex Highback
– Ultragrip Toe Straps
– MSRP: $189
The all-new Union STR was created for the discerning rider who wants performance underfoot but doesn’t want to have to provide a down payment in order to pick up a new pair of bindings. Built to tackle the entire mountain, the stiff and responsive STR will hold up all season and then some, backed by Union’s lifetime warranty. While the STR is rooted in response, Union didn’t sacrifice any comfort, highlighted by the Exoframe Ankle Strap, which has been redesigned and upgraded for 2020 to comfortably keep boots in place while acting as a de facto suspension system for your feet. The Ultra Grip Toe Straps are made of anti-slip material so no matter how close to the corduroy you get, your boot-to-board contact will be locked and loaded for the next turn. “The straps were comfortable and didn’t have pressure points,” commented Eddie Wall, “and the racheting system is super easy to get in and out of.” Furthering Union’s freestyle-minded approach to all-mountain riding is the STR2 Duraflex Highback, which is supportive yet flexible for tweaking. The STR’s high-end performance belies its mellow MSRP, making it an easy decision to drop in on without emptying your wallet.
Built for riders looking for the performance of the Atlas at a price that won’t break the bank, the STR maintains everything you’d expect from our high-end bindings.