Light is its name, and kicking ass in the park is its game. The Flite Pro is the perfect intro to Union's freestyle binding category. The extremely lightweight Flite baseplate, paired with the tweakabilty of the CP1 Duraflex highback, and padded comfort of the Forma Ankle strap, make the Flite Pro an incredible choice for endless hot laps in the park or just cruising down your favorite run.
Ridden by: Jonny O'Connor
Rider Type: All Mountain / Beginner - Intermediate
Flex Rating: Soft - Medium
Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex - Union baseplates are designed to provide supreme strength while minimally interfering with your board's natural flex. Minimal board to binding contact means sweeter response, better board control, and improved durability.
CP1 Duraflex Highback - Possibly the lightest plastic highback designed, the CP1 is outstanding for all types of snowboarders and all types of terrain. Developed with Gigi R, and the perfect complement to to the Flite Base.
Tool-Less FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster) - Easy adjustment allows you to customize your highback lean on the fly.
Forma Ankle Straps - New and improved, the design of the Forma Ankle Strap produces strength and rapid response on the outside, and pillowed comfort on the inside.
Ultra Grip , Toe Strap with Secure-Lock - Redesigned to feature multi-positional options with an open, Ultra Grip toe to keep your foot locked in.
Aluminum Buckles - Lightweight, fast in, and fast out. Union aluminum is second to none.
Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index - Bigger riders require stiffer bindings. Union proportionally increases the fiberglass content in each size of their bindings so that any rider who straps in will have perfect support.
Flite Duraflex Baseplate - Flite is short for F-ing light, and that's exactly what it is. The Flite base features the same bomber Dupont Zytel ST nylon base construction in a super lightweight, freestyle-oriented design with the same concrete lifetime warranty as all Union bindings. During injection the even mold flow design provides incredible Duraflex strength with less overall nylon material.
3-Position Heelcup Adjustment - Minimize any toe or heel drag by dialing in your heelcups. Simply loosen heelcup screws and slide into correct position.
Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups - A new process removes as much excess material as possible in the heelcup to reduce weight while maintaining tried and true strength. Union heelcups undergo an anodizing process reinforcing the already bombproof apparatus with another 30-percent strength. It's serious strength in a streamline package.
Universal Disk - Compatible with 4x4, 4x2, and Channel mounting inserts, Union disks are bombproof and use the highest grade materials to insure the strongest connection between you and your board.
Multi-Density Thermoformed EVA Bushings - Union's innovative injected-EVA baseplate bushing system dampens vibrations underfoot to promote a more comfortable ride and a smooth, even board flex with no dead spots. Each binding size comes with its own durometer for custom performance.
Grade 8.8 Hardware - The strongest steel available on the market - the use of Grade 8.8 represents Union's commitment of delivering the strongest and most reliable bindings on the market today. Top to bottom.
The most commonly used hardware is made from "mild steel" that has a property class of only 4.6. Considering how much stress a binding is put under, Union uses only the strongest steel (featuring a property class of 8.8) on all hardware.
Medium: Men's 8-10 / Women's 9-11
Large: Men's 10-14 / Women's 11+