Union Bindings X Gigi Ruf introduce new Contact Pro binding and micro-site

Comments by Kelli Lynn Hargrove/

Union Bindings and Gigi Ruf put in solid time redesigning and revamping the Contact-Pro binding— check out all the details on their new “running shoe sole” concept, at Union’s new 2013/14 Contact Pro Micro site.

More details provided by UNION, below:

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In July 2010 the engineers at UNION and Gigi Ruf set out to redefine the process of snowboard binding development and performance. The idea was to use STRENGTH and STRUCTURE only where necessary. Reduce weight, enhance board feel and comfort throughout the base by creating a multi-layered, multi-density EVA “running shoe sole” concept. During the two years that followed, Gigi rode 20 different prototype stages, and logged 200 days of on-snow testing. From frigid Austrian hardpack, to fluffy Japanese powder. Summer camp slushy halfpipes to sketchy lines in Alaska, the all-new Contact Pro has paid it’s dues.