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2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings Review

By: evo Employees  |  Last Updated: June 30th, 2023

2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings Review

Review Summary

Avg. Tester Rating: ☆☆☆☆ (4.3/5)

The 2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings have receive mostly positive reviews from riders. Enthusiasts who appreciate versatility and upgraded features, such as the OG toe strap and improved highbacks, found these bindings to be a great option for all-mountain riding. They are recommended for intermediate riders seeking a reliable go-anywhere, do-anything binding.

However, some riders feel that the redesign of the bindings may impact the signature characteristics of previous versions. While the updated bushings and baseplate contribute to a more comfortable and lightweight experience, they also result in a slight loss of stability and dampness. Aggressive terrain and less-than-ideal conditions may expose increased vibration and reduced responsiveness. These riders suggest that the Force bindings may be better suited for surfier powder boards, offering a looser yet solid ride feel.

Other riders, however, found them well suited for hard riding and quick turns with a stiff and responsive feel. The bindings offer easy adjustability, high-quality buckles, and comfortable highbacks. Intermediate to advanced riders who enjoy riding aggressively would likely benefit from these bindings.

In summary, the 2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings offer versatility and upgraded features, making them a solid choice for intermediate riders looking for a binding that can handle varied terrain. While some riders feel that the redesign sacrificed stability and dampness, others appreciate the stiffer responsiveness that suits aggressive riding styles.

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Technical Details

"After 20 years of superior performance, innovative design and technology, and unmatched quality, the next generation of Force has arrived. Designed, tested, and trusted by the best snowboarders in the world."  Burton Logo

Ability LevelIntermediate - Advanced
Flex Rating(1 Soft - 10 Stiff)
Binding StyleStrap
Mount Pattern Compatibility2x4, 4x4, Channel
Weight935g (Size M)
WarrantyLimited Lifetime (Baseplates & Heelcups), 1 Year (All Other Parts)

Expert Testers & Methodology

Why should you trust evo's Field Tested Reviews? Great question! Over this past winter, evo employees from our various locations across Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Whistler were selected to provide long-term testing of next year's hottest new skis and snowboards. Employees were also invited to attend exclusive multi-day demo events where brands — like Union — showcased their upcoming products for the 2023/2024 winter season. By collecting unbiased, in-depth reviews from our most experienced skiers and snowboarders, we hope to help you find the best gear to maximize your fun in the mountains!

Testing for the 2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings:
We had three different testers with decades of snowboarding experience spend extensive time testing out the all-new Union Force Snowboard Bindings. As intermediate to advanced riders with a diverse background of snowboarding experience across a variety of mountains, conditions and terrain, they independently compiled their thoughts and each provided us their individual reviews below.

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Todd Cohn

Customer Care Representative

Tester Rating: 5-Stars
Tester Ability Level: Advanced
Size Tested: Large
Testing Location: Mission Ridge, WA

Great all-mtn binding for intermediates and experts!

I've always loved the Force bindings but I really loved the 2024 version. Union brought back the OG toe strap and upgraded the highbacks. If you're an at least an intermediate rider or better and looking for a go everywhere do everything all-mtn binding, I would definitely consider the 2024 Force bindings for your everyday setup.

Kyle Wood

Customer Care Warranty Lead

Tester Rating: 3-Stars
Tester Ability Level: Advanced
Size Tested: Medium
Testing Location: Loveland, CO

Lighter and more approachable than previous years.

"For 2024, Union has redesigned the Forces from the ground up. The updated bushings and baseplate have resulted in a much more comfortable, lightweight binding that feels more approachable to the average rider than previous models of the Force. However, in doing so, I feel that Union has changed a lot of what made the Force, well, the Force. On the plus side, these bindings are extremely comfortable. They feel less stiff than previous renditions, and the updated design has resulted in a very comfortable ride-feel throughout the day. You feel less lead-footed with the lighter bushings, and the stiffness and response are still solid. However, in lightening the design, a lot of the stability and dampness of the Force is no longer in play. A lot of vibration and chop is transferred through the bindings straight to the rider when on more aggressive terrain like the Loveland Headwall or in less-than ideal conditions. Overall, they feel less responsive than the Strata or Atlas, and a bit more loose in its energy transmission to the board, which could play very nicely with a surfier powder board. Overall, while I didn't love the Forces for my own, more aggressive freeride style, I do believe they will be more widely appreciated by your average rider. If you're a solid intermediate working your way up from something like a Flite Pro, but not looking for something too stiff, this binding will be a comfortable middle-ground. They also could work quite nicely with a surfier, more playful powder board to really get that loose cruise feeling."

Katelyn Bird

Customer Care Supervisor

Tester Rating: 5-Stars
Tester Ability Level: Intermediate
Size Tested: Medium
Testing Location: Mission Ridge, WA

One of the best stiffer binding options out there.

"Unions are the best. I'm a size 8.5 and got the Mediums which fit me great. The Forces are a bit stiffer which is perfect for someone who rides hard and needs strong responsiveness out of their bindings to turn on a dime. The adjustability is easy, the buckles/straps are high quality and the highbacks were comfortable. I'd recommend this binding to Intermediate-Advanced riders who like to send!"


  • Versatility: The 2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings are praised for their versatility, making them suitable for all-mountain riding and a range of terrain.

  • Upgraded Features: Riders appreciate the return of the OG toe strap and the improved highbacks, which enhance the overall performance and comfort of the bindings.

  • Comfort: The redesigned bindings offer improved comfort, with lighter bushings and a more approachable feel for the average rider.


  • Less Stable and Damp: Some riders feel that the changes made to the Force bindings result in reduced stability and dampness. This can lead to increased vibration and a less responsive ride, particularly on technical terrain or in unfavorable conditions.

  • Reduced Responsiveness: The lighter design and updated features of the bindings can lead to a looser feel and less energy transmission to the board. This may not suit riders seeking maximum responsiveness and precision.

  • Not Ideal for Aggressive Freeriding: Riders with an aggressive freeride style might find the Force bindings less suited to their preferences, as the looser ride feel may not provide the level of control and performance they seek on challenging slopes.

Who Is It For?

The 2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings are best suited for intermediate to advanced riders who value versatility and comfort in their snowboarding experience. These bindings are designed to excel in all-mountain conditions, allowing riders to explore varied terrain with confidence. They provide a balance between responsiveness and stiffness, making them suitable for riders who want a binding that can handle quick turns and provide a solid ride feel.

While the bindings may not offer the highest level of stability and dampness compared to previous Force models, they're still perfectly capable for most intermediate to advanced riders. The lighter bushings and updated design contribute to a comfortable and approachable ride throughout the day, particularly for those who prefer a slightly looser feel.

Riders seeking a versatile, comfortable, and reliable binding for all-mountain riding will find the 2024 Union Force Snowboard Bindings to be a suitable option.

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