UNION FALCOR $350
Built to withstand everyday abuse from Travis Rice, this binding is an unusually light, responsive, and durable option for the rider who wants the best. By combining materials with multiple densities, including a rigid, forged carbon spine in a highback wrapped in softer nylon, the Falcor’s vertical stiffness provides immense edge-toedge response, while retaining a surprisingly playful lateral flex. Beneath the baseplate is a mini-disk system that creates minimal contact between binding and board, allowing uninhibited flex under your feet. Topped off with simple yet effective straps and a canted footbed, you have a comfortable and unrestrictive binding that proved itself a tester favorite.
RAD: A feather-light binding packed with allterrain performance.
BAD: You’ll need a screwdriver to adjust forward lean.