Binding of choice for T.Rice
The all-new Falcor is a top of the range binding which showcases the future of Union technology and product progression. It’s been developed over two full years alongside Travis Rice, to utilise a multi-layered approach that focuses strength, support, and durability in crucial areas. The Falcor is a serious piece of kit designed to take you further into the mountains.
You might not be dropping multi-zone pillow lines like Travis in Depth Perception or blasting down Alaskan spine ridges like in The Art of Flight, but you can be sure that your binding will be able to withstand anything you throw at it. It’s made of forged carbon, one of the strongest materials known to man and delivers peak performing heelside response and board control. Nothing else comes close.
To reflect the level of riding and force that Travis Rice is known for, the Falcor combines materials with multiple densities into both baseplates and highbacks to take full advantage of each material's best attributes. The result is a ride that is forgiving where you need flex and responsive where you want connectivity. Dialled performance leads to new levels of experience.
It’s all there when you need it. And if you pick up a set of these bindings you can be sure that they will last a lifetime. Your knees will probably give out before they do. Forged carbon is stronger than cartilage and bone, to be fair. Union also run a lifetime warranty on the baseplate and heel cups. The good folks who design these products are so confident in the materials and processes they use that you’ll most likely never have to use the warranty, but if somehow you do cause major damage, they’ll fix ‘em right up for ya. Nice to know.
Read on for more technical specs direct from the Union guys.
DIRECT POWER TRANSFER
MULTIPLE LAYERS OF INFLUENCE: To reflect the level of riding and force that Travis Rice is known for, the Falcor combines materials with multiple densities into both baseplates and highbacks to take full advantage of each material’s best attributes. The result is a ride that is forgiving where you need flex and responsive where you want connectivity. Dialled performance leads to new levels of experience.
STAGE 6 BASE: Duraflex CB Nylon, integrated with super cushioned Vaporlite 3.0 Bushings bring the next generation of Union to the forefront. We have developed a manufacturing process called “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.
FORGED HYBRID HIGHBACKS: By combining Forged Carbon and glass-injected nylon, we’ve 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.
STAGE 6 DURAFLEX CB BASE: Design, material, and the construction process resulted in a strength to weight ratio never before achieved in a snowboard binding. Developed, used and abused by Travis Rice.
VAPORLITE 3.0 BUSHINGS: The next generation of Union bushings, the all-new 3.0 takes our True Flex philosophy to the next level. Multi-Layered design provides a natural 3º canting and season-long comfort.
EXTRUDED 3D ALUMINUM HEELCUPS: The rigidity and strength of Extruded Aluminum acts like a roll cage on a race car - stiffening the entire chassis. The male/female connection with the base provides a seamless response.
FORGED HYBRID HIGHBACKS: Duraflex Nylon and Forged Carbon unite to create a ridiculously lightweight asymmetric highback that conquers everything in it's path.
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.
MAGNESIUM 2.0 RATCHETS: Four times stronger than aluminium with only half the weight, Union buckles are built to last. The new 2.0 design is ten percent lighter than previous versions.
FORGED HYBRID BEAM: A new innovation in the Union line, the Falcor features a combination of forged carbon and glass injected nylon to create a flex profile that compliments Travis Rice's aggressive riding style. The highback perimeters allow the flex needed to dial in your style, while the centralized forged carbon beam preserves lossless power into the board.
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