Congratulations on your new set of Union Bindings. Union Bindings are the higest-performing, best-fitting bindings money can buy.

Bindings are the most important piece of snowboarding equipment you own. That being said, it’s crucial that they are set up properly to ensure optimal fit and performance. This guide will give you all the info you need to dial in the proper boot-in-binding fit.

If this is your first time setting up a snowboard, we highly suggest going into an Authorized Union Dealer for assistance. Your stance is something that you can set up in 5 minutes but it may take you 5 years to perfect.

Remember, there is no right or wrong, so experiment with it and find what works for you.

RIDER SERVICE / GENERAL INFO:

E-mail: info@unionbindingcompany.com

 

 

 

For binding installation instructions, watch the video above or download the 2017 Installation Manual (PDF) below.

Installation Guide PDF

Universal Disks and Insert Patterns

There are a number of different ways to mount your bindings and a few different mounting systems to work with. Union currently offers 3 types of disks.

Look below to find the right disk for your board.

Union Disk Compatibility

Binding Maintenance & Tips

Warning: Do not use Loc-Tite

Application of Loc-Tite is not recommended by Union Binding Company. The use of Loc-Tite or similar products could result in stress cracks and fractures on all thermo plastics. If you are having issues with loose mounting hardware please contact your local authorized Union dealer.

Hardware

2 – Snowboard Bindings
2 – Mounting Disks
8 – Grade 8.8 (14mm) M6 Screws
8 – Grade 8.8 Washers

Stance - Regular or Goofy?

Are you regular or goofy? Don’t know yet? Let’s find out!

Here are a couple quick tests to determine your stance:

1. Do you skate with your left or right foot forward?
2. If you were to slide sideways across a floor, which foot would you lead with?

Right foot forward = Goofy
Left foot forward = Regular
Little of both? = Go snowboarding and see what feels best

Stance - Width & Angles

WIDTH:
Either get tech with a tape measure, or just eyeball it to find out what looks and feels best. You may need to experiment to find the stance that works best for your style of riding. If you have no idea how wide/narrow of a stance to ride, try going slightly wider than shoulder width and modify from there.

ANGLES:
Just like your stance width, the angles of your bindings are all about personal preference and comfort. If you aren’t sure, try the angles below and modify from there.

Tip: When setting up your board make sure the ratchets are facing the tip and tail. Don’t put your bindings on backwards.

Mounting Your Bindings

Universal Disk: 4x4, 2x4, and Channel

  1. Align your disk with the board’s inserts that you plan on using.
  2. Using a #3 Phillips screwdriver, hand thread each screw with a washer into place.
  3. Tighten screws in a 4-Bolt pattern. Start with one full turn on each screw, then continue tightening one full turn each while alternating screw to screw until all screws are equally tight.

Maintenance Tip: Check and/or retighten mounting hardware often throughout the season.
Vibrations from riding can loosen hardware overtime. Note: You will only need two screws and two washers to mount each binding to the Channel system

Mounting Your Bindings

Mini Disk: 2x4 and Channel

  1. Align your disk with the board’s inserts that you plan on using.
  2. Using a #3 Phillips screwdriver, hand thread each screw with a washer into place.
  3. Tighten screws in a 4-Bolt pattern. Start with one full turn on each screw, then continue tightening one full turn each while alternating screw to screw until all screws are equally tight.

Tech Tip: If you’re having a hard time getting your screws to reach the inserts, begin by threading one screw with no washer. This will pull the binding closer to the top sheet and allow you to easily thread the remaining screws and washers. Once you have threaded the remaining screws, take out the first screw and rethread with a washer.

Maintenance Tip: Check and/or retighten mounting hardware often throughout the season.
Vibrations from riding can loosen hardware overtime. Note: You will only need two screws and two washers to mount each binding to the Channel system

Mounting Your Bindings

Cadet Disk: 4x4, 2x4, 3D and Channel

  1. Align your disk with the board’s inserts that you plan on using.
  2. Using a #3 Phillips screwdriver, hand thread each screw with a washer into place.
  3. Tighten screws in a 4-Bolt pattern. Start with one full turn on each screw, then continue tightening one full turn each while alternating screw to screw until all screws are equally tight.

Maintenance Tip: Check and/or retighten mounting hardware often throughout the season.
Vibrations from riding can loosen hardware overtime. Note: You will only need two screws and two washers to mount each binding to the Channel system

Boot to Binding Fit

Centering Your Boots

Avoid any toe or heel drag by making sure your boots are centered on your board, by adjusting the heelcup. Both the toe and heel of the boot should be an equal distance from both edges of the board.

Boot to Binding Fit

Heelcup Adjustment

Loosen the main heelcup and ankle strap screws on the base (one on each side). Slide the heelcup either forward or back for desired fit. Be sure to retighten your hardware using a #3 screwdriver.

Note: All Union Bindings 2018 and newer will include locking ankle hardware. If moving your heelcup to the zero position, loosen ankle screw and rotate the inside ankle washer 180*

Maintenance Tip: Check and/or retighten ankle hardware often throughout the season.
Vibrations from riding can loosen hardware over time.

Disk Cover Adjustment

Atlas, Force, Trilogy

For a seamless connection between your boot and binding, remove the disk cover/gas pedal screw and adjust to your liking.

Note: Disk cover adjustment is not available on bindings featuring the mini disk.

Disk Cover Adjustment

STR, Cadet, Juliet

The STR / Cadet / Juliet have our all-new Stage V disk cover. To release the disk cover take a screwdriver and slide it into the provided slots at the rear of the disk cover. Lightly lift up on the screwdriver to release the cover.

Once you’ve finished adjusting your disks simply snap the cover back into place. Be sure that the tabs lock into the baseplate, you should hear a "click".

Disk Cover Adjustment

Flite Pro, Rosa

For a seamless connection between your boot and binding, remove the disk cover/gas pedal screw and adjust to your liking.

Note: Be sure to slide the footbed tabs under the baseplate into the slot.

Toe Strap Adjustment

Centering

For optimal toe strap fit, the strap should be centered with the middle of your boot and showing about 3 – 5 teeth on the ladder. To do so, remove the screw, pull the toe connector off of the secure lock pin, slide the strap to the proper length, snap the toe connector back onto the secure lock pin. Rethread the screw until it’s nice and tight.

Maintenance Tip: Check and/or retighten ankle hardware often throughout the season. Vibrations from riding can loosen hardware over time.

Toe Strap Adjustment

Boot Length

To further dial in your toe straps, adjustments can be made for boot sole length by choosing slot positions underneath the baseplate. Simply push the ladder straps down, and move into desired slot. Pull up hard to lock into place.

Ankle Strap Adjustment

Centering

For optimal ankle strap fit, the strap should be centered with the middle of your boot and showing about 3 – 5 teeth on the ladder. To do so, remove the screw. slide the strap to the proper length, and make sure the holes are lined up. Rethread the screw until it’s nice and tight.

Note: If your bindings feature our tool-less adjusters, be sure that the adjuster locks firmly into place.

Maintenance Tip: Check and/or retighten ankle hardware often throughout the season. Vibrations from riding can loosen hardware over time.

Highback Adjustment

Rotation

To adjust the highback, simply remove the screw on each side (two total) where the highback meets the ankle straps. If desired, this allows the highback to rotate within the heelcup becoming parallel to the edge of the board.

Warning: Always fold down highback before loading/unloading the chairlift.

Note: Highback rotation is not available on all models.

Highback Adjustment

Forward Lean

Classic Flad + Mini Flad: Pull the lever away from the highback to release tension on the forward lean block. Now you can slide the forward lean block up or down to your preferred setting. Snap back, and you’re ready to ride.

Push Pin Flad: Rotate center of FLAD 90*, push and slide to your preferred setting. Release and rotate back 90* to lock into place.

Falcor Flad: Unscrew flad screw, adjust to your preferred setting, hand thread screw back into highback.

Warranty

For optimal ankle strap fit, the strap should be centered with the middle of your boot and showing about 3 – 5 teeth on the ladder. To do so, remove the screw. slide the strap to the proper length, and make sure the holes are lined up. Rethread the screw until it’s nice and tight.

Note: If your bindings feature our tool-less adjusters, be sure that the adjuster locks firmly into place.

NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY

Lost parts.

Cosmetic damage such as scratches, dents or normal wear and tear.

Holes in straps caused by boot eye-lets.

Damage caused by chairlift.

Damage or wear to boots caused by binding contact points.

Damage caused by solvents, adhesives or Loc-Tite.

Damage caused by anything other than defects in materials or workmanship.

Click here for Warranty Request

 

 

Warning

Snowboarding is a hazardous sport which can result in serious injury, or in certain circumstances, death. Snowboard bindings by design do not release upon impact. Make sure all of your hardware is tight before each use, ride within your ability level, and abide by the mountain responsibility code.

By using this equipment, all risk is assumed by you.

Contact Us

Have a question about sizing? Want to know what

binding would work best for your riding style? Need help with a warranty? Just want to chat with someone about snowboarding? We’re here to help!

Shoot us an e-mail or give us a call.