Designed for Travis Rice's hard charging style, the Union T. Rice Snowboard Binding provides powerful response and unmatched durability when you're riding everything from no fall zones in the backcountry to the biggest jumps in the park. The Stage 4 Duraflex CB nylon baseplate brings high levels of edge to edge response and bombproof build quality, as backed by Union's lifetime warranty on baseplates. Underneath the baseplate, Vaporlite bushings dampen heavy impact when you're landing big kickers and stomping large features in the backcountry. Further enhancing the binding's responsive nature, the Asym S1 highback offers a super stiff flex for responsive heelside turns, yet it still retains enough lateral mobility for freestyle riding. New for this year, the T. Rice features Forged Toe Ramps for seamless energy transfer when you're carving at high speeds. Canted Gas Pedals properly align your ankle and knee joints to reduce fatigue, also enhancing leverage for snapping ollies. Genuine leather ankle straps comfortably conform to your boots without pinching, thanks to the pressure distributing 3D DirectConnect core. Another big upgrade for this season, the new UltraGrip toe strap conforms to the tip of your boot with its flexible, anti slip material. The toe strap can also be worn over the top for a more traditional fit and feel.