Gigi Ruf wanted a binding that would complement his smooth and spontaneous style of riding, and Union delivered with the Contact Pro Snowboard Binding. It features ultra-lightweight construction and a medium flex to deliver total freedom and a surfy feel anywhere on the mountain. The bigger your binding's footprint, the more it affects the way your board flexes. That's why the Contact Pro remarkably only makes five percent contact with the board, allowing your board to flex the way it was intended to give you a more natural riding experience whether you're cruising the park or finding sidehits around your favorite mountain. It also has a medium flexing highback, which is extremely light and has an asymmetrical design to mimic your leg's natural shape for improved comfort. EVA bushings absorb vibrations through variable snow and helps eliminate shock for a smoother ride, while an extruded 3D aluminum heelcup reduces weight and maintains strength and stiffness. The Forma ankle strap provides a secure and responsive fit without creating painful pressure points, and the Ultra Grip toe strap is low-profile and cored-out to wrap around the front of your boot for a comfy and secure fit.