The all new 2014 Union Contact Pro has been completely redesigned from previous models. This binding has been tested and approved by Gigi Ruff through 20 prototypes and 200 days on hill. The result, a lighter, stronger binding that actually will improve the durability of your snowboard. A new Multi-Density Eva Bushing dampening system provides a much smoother ride by reducing impact and vibration. This system creates an even board flex and eliminates excess pressure on specific points causing boards to break.The Contact Pro Base offers a remarkable strength to weight ratio backed by Unions lifetime warranty. Extruded 3D Aluminum Heel cup remove excess material and weight while maintaining superior strength. The Highbacks have a cutout design making them much lighter and more playful towards the top. Magnesium buckles have been utilized which are twice as light, and four times stronger than aluminum. Open toe straps pull your heels to the back of your bindings virtually eliminating heel lift. Pick up the Contact Pro to experience Unions next generation of comfort and technology.