Union Expedition 2018
The 2018 Union Expedition is a brand new split board binding made by snowboarders, for snowboarders. The Expedition is the result of years of research and development, along with rigorous testing performed by legendary backcountry riders Travis Rice and Bryan Iguchi, and has been built to give any boarder the best and most convenient platform for any split board mission, be it your first day or 20th season. The unique design of the Expedition allows it to be converted from climb mode to ride mode in record time, works to maintain the torsional flex of your snowboard for predictable and consistent response, and makes it compatible with your entire quiver of boards, not just your split board. Featuring parts and materials you'll find on other popular bindings throughout the Union line, the Expedition brings famous Union performance to be backcountry and beyond.
Flex: 7/10 - Medium/stiff (1=Soft 10=Stiff) All Mountain.
Board Compatibility: Compatible with Voile and 4x2 DIY mounting systems .
Baseplate: Duraflex ST SP1 Base
Developed and tested by Travis Rice and Bryan Iguchi, the Expedition baseplate is once injected with Duraflex ST nylon, bumping up the stiffness for enhanced response.
High Back: Symmetric Duraflex Highbacks
These highbacks have been designed specifically for touring, featuring an adjustable quick-snap forward lean adjuster that changes from tour to ride mode in an instant.
Buckles: Magnesium Ratchets
A construction process completely unique to Union allows them to make their ratchets out of Magnesium, resulting in a product that is 4 times stronger than aluminium while being half the weight. Not only that, it's easily recycled so the environment benefits too.
Straps: 3D Symmetric Ankle Straps + Ultragrip X Toe Strap
The 3D Symmetric Ankle Strap features the Direct Connect System that locks you in with zero strap elasticity, along with a multilayered core inside the strap that conforms across the top of your foot and provides maximum comfort.
Cushioning: Synthetic EVA 3.0 Bushings
The Synthetic EVA 3.0 bushings are shock absorbing, durable, and complement the smooth, natural ride of the X-Carb SP1 Base.
Men's boot size: US 8-11 // UK 7-10 // Euro 40.5 - 44 // Mondo 26 - 29
Women's boot size: US 8.5 - 11
Men's boot size: US 10+ // UK 9+ // Euro 43+ // Mondo 28+