Union Force Purple Rain – Product of the Week

 

Union Force Purple Rain

 

C3 Worldwide can keep their Defenders of Awesome title because they just released the Union Force Purple Rain Binding.  The evolution of the Union Force Purple Rain grew smoothly with constant design and material updates, making this Force the best one to date.

The Force has been Union‘s #1 selling binding for seven years for good reason; it’s a well rounded all mountain binding. The new Toe Cup Design toe strap can be worn traditionally over the top of your foot or across the front of your toe, the Injected EVA Bushing with a 55 durometer rating in the M/L size and a 65 durometer rating in the L/XL size adsorb landing shock, and the Stage II  Dupont TM Zytel® ST Base Plate with a 7% injected fiberglass index in the M/L size and 14% injected fiberglass index in the L/XL size is responsive for freeriding and soft for presses making the Union Force sweet like honey .

The only major differences between the Union Force and the Union Force Purple Rain is the highback and ankle strap.  The 2011 Union SL highback, which is asymmetrical in flex (soft on the top inside corner and stiffer on the top outside corner) and symmetrical in shape, replaces the 2012 Force highback on the Purple Rain and the Contract Pro ankle strap, which is tapered (wider on the medial side and thinner on the lateral side) replaces the Force ankle strap on the Purple Rains.

Overall the Union Force Purple Rain Bindings get a 10 diamond rating, and two thumbs up because they look sick on the Capita Mindblower LTD Snowboard.

There is no word on the street whispering how many of the Union Force Purple Rains were produced, but C3 Worldwide set a trend with the Capita Mindblower LTD Snowboard, and the Union Super Pro Bindings so it’s doubtfull many Union Force Force Purple Rains will be on on snow.

Stage II Base – Dupont TM Zytel® ST Leather Strap
Asym/Symmetrical Highbacks Tool-Free Size Adjustment
Injected EVA Bushings Magnesium Buckles + Aluminum Cage
Extruded, Anodized Aluminum Heel Cup Universal Disks
Quick-Adjust Forward Lean Grade 8.8 Hardware
Direct Contact Strap System Toe Cup Design
3D Multi-Layer Strap Core Lifetime Warranty on Base Plate and Heel Loop

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