The new Union Forged Force bindings are built around the notorious Force binding, but with the added technology of forged carbon for the most aggressive riders on the mountain that demand unlimited response and control for gnarly lines and highly technical tricks. Designed in Italy with the help of Automobili Lamborghini (yes, the high-performance vehicles), forged carbon offers the best strength, weight, and stiffness of any other material on the market. The ultra-stiff Stage 4 Duraflex CB baseplate and Forged Carbon highback combine to offer instant response while staying ultra-light and increasing durability, something Union isn't willing to compromise losing. The multi-density thermoformed EVA bushings absorb shocks and impacts, while the FC Gas Pedals provide natural canting to align your joints and increase ollie power for hitting the biggest jumps or cliffs imaginable. New Exoframe 2. 0 Direct Connect straps eliminate pressure points around your boot, and a hinge makes strapping in easy and hassle-free. A Hexgrip toe strap can be worn in multiple positions for your choosing, and magnesium ratchets shed weight even further while increasing strength for whatever you throw at them.