The Union Ultra Snowboard Binding delivers powerful performance for big-mountain rippers, hard-charging freestyle enthusiasts, and 100-days-a-year riders looking for next-level comfort and response. The stiff flex provides uncompromising support and response in the gnarliest terrain, and it's stuffed with loads of comfort-enhancing features to help you keep charging all day long. It all starts with the ultra-strong Stage 6 Duraflex CB baseplate, which is designed to limit binding-to-board contact area to a mere 5% in order to allow your board to flex more naturally underfoot and helps prevent board breakage in key areas. The Forged Carbon highback is stiffer and stronger than just about any other highback you've ever experienced, yet is incredibly lightweight so there's nothing holding you back as your push your boundaries. OTE fused Vaporlite+ cushioning absorbs shock and vibrations for a smoother ride and soften bigger landings, and non-stick Gas Pedals shed water in the cold to eliminate ice build up underfoot. Hex Direct Connect ankle straps and toe-conforming Hexgrip toe straps were redesigned from the ground up, dialing in maximum response and tool-free adjustability for a super-secure fit without pressure points or slippage. If you thought they couldn't get any lighter, Union fitted the Ultra's with magnesium ratchets that improve strength and dependability while shaving weight.