Union Contact Scott Stevens Binding
Union Contact Scott Stevens Review Test Information:
Binding size: Large
Boot size: 10.5
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Binding Color: Scott Stevens colorway
Snowboards tested on: Never Summer Funslinger
Intended Use: Park laps, street features
Recommended for: intermediate/advanced riders
Review Date: November 2017 – April 2018 (in Wyoming/Idaho/Utah)
Scott Stevens took the Contact Binding and made a few tweaks to accommodate his creative riding style. The Contact is a unique binding with a unique riding style. It allows for increased freedom of movement underfoot than the standard binding. The Union Scott Stevens Pro Contact Binding features all the great characteristics you’ve come to expect in the Contact but has a zero forward lean highback with a no forward lean adjuster.
This binding was designed with rails and street in mind, where you really don’t want forward lean. Combined with the mini disc system, which allows for only 5% of the binding to contact the board, you get a very skate-inspired ride.
The 2018 Scott Stevens has a really fun color scheme with comical graphics.
Like most of Unions bindings similar to it, the Contact received updated ankle and toe straps. They feature Union’s 3D Asymmetric Ankle Straps, which greatly cut down on the material used offering up an extra comfortable ride.
The toe straps were upgraded to the Ultragrip Toe Straps and allow for multi-positional options and the anti-slip material keeps your toes locked in and secure.
The Duraflex MD Base is the perfect match for the Scott Stevens Bindings. It really gives the binding a surfy, playful “loose trucks” feeling.
I paired them with a Never Summer Funslinger and they were a perfect match for the soft, playful board.
Even though they are considered a park/street binding without forward lean, I still rode powder, groomers, etc. with ease. You may not get the power transfer you get from forward lean but any intermediate to advanced rider should be able to use these bindings in any terrain or condition.
If you like that loose truck skate feel and are not a fan of forward lean, the Scott Steven’s Union Contact is the binding for you.
- Park binding
- Comfortable ankle straps
- Lightweight and durable
- Freedom of movement
- Might be a bit soft for some conditions