Union divides all their adult bindings into two categories, All-Mountain and Freestyle, but don’t let this discourage you from either category. All bindings really are All-Mountain, but there are some features that are better suited to Freestyle riding. The Union Strata is a perfect example of this grey area. The Mini Disk and Vaporlite construction in the baseplate both allow for better board flex underfoot which is ideal for freestyle riding, while the flexibility of the Forma Lab ankle strap allows the rider to bend, tweak, and press with ease, but none of these features are a drawback otherwise. For the All-Mountain rider you will find these features create a more comfortable fit and less vibration to the foot that causes foot fatigue. These features also make the Strata a great powder binding for those looking for a more surfy experience. This also plays well for those who aren’t a hard charging speed demon and are looking for a more surfy experience on the groomers and who value comfort and fit. So as you can see the Union Strata can work for all types of riders across the board (pun intended). Still not sure if it’s the right binding for you, just ask, we are here to help.
Canted S6 Duraflex ST Baseplate
Type of terrain: Freestyle, All mountain
Ability level: Intermediate, Advanced
We recommend this for:
For the all-mountain rider who may want to focus on freestyle inspired riding or a more surfy experience in the powder. This binding does both very well.
- Flex: 5/10
- Mini Disk (2x4, Channel)
- Canted S6 Duraflex ST Baseplate
- OTE Fused Vaporlite
- Extruded 3D Aluminum
- Strata Duraflex ST Highback
- Forma Lab Ankle Strap
- TS 2.0 Ultragrip Toe Strap
- Aluminum S2 w/ Steel Base Ratchets
- Classic Forward Lean Adjustment (FLAD)
- Thermoformed EVA Disk Cover
A medium flex is enough to handle any terrain on the mountain for cruising or steep lines, yet soft enough for tweaks and presses in the park.
Canted S6 Duraflex ST Baseplate
Union's #1 freestyle baseplate. Mid flexing and perfect for cruising the park or surfing the entire mountain. Backed by the confidence of a lifetime warranty.
OTE Fused Vaporlite
OTE Fused Vaporlite Bushing's set new standards for vibration dampening and natural board flex. This improves board feel and reduces vibrations to the foot for increased control and decreased foot fatigue. Fused Vaporlite is the future of precise manufacturing.
Forma Lab Ankle Strap
Union's lightest padded ankle strap ever made. Rapid response on the outside, fit and pillowed comfort on the inside. Unlike traditional stitched padded straps, the Forma Lab will conform to your boot shape to distribute pressure more evenly to increase your hold and blood flow while minimizing pressure points.
TS 2.0 Ultragrip Toe Strap
Rider's choice, position on top of the boot or even better over the toe. The thermoplastic anti-slip material while fit to any boot.
Aluminum S2 w/ Steel Base Ratchets
Fast in, fast out! Union aluminum ratchets are easy to use and made to stand the test of time. The steel base just makes them more durable which is ideal for those who are harder on their gear.
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|Mondo||24.0 - 25.5||26.0 - 28.0||28.5+|Warranty Information:
Union Binding Company is proud to offer a lifetime warranty on all baseplates and heelcups. All other binding parts are covered against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase.
Covered By Warranty: Damage or binding failure due to defects in materials or workmanship.
Not Covered By Warranty: Lost parts. Cosmetic damage such as scratches, dents, or normal wear and tear. Holes in ankle straps caused by boot eye-lets. Damage caused by low chairlifts or moving vehicles. Damage or wear to boots caused by binding contact points. Damage caused by solvents, adhesives or Loc-Tite. Damage caused by anything other than defects in materials or workmanship.