he Union T.Rice Snowboard Binding offers the unflappable support and powerful response demanded by Travis for riding everything from snow-capped volcanoes in South America to jaw-dropping lines in Alaska. The T.Rice Binding is highly versatile, catering to both big-mountain addicts and powerful freestyle rippers seeking the best in support and response. The Stage 4 Duraflex CB nylon baseplate increases stiffness for laying into deep carves, blasting airs from pipe walls, and negotiating tight, rock-choked chutes. This DuraFlex nylon baseplate is nearly indestructible, as backed by Union's lifetime warranty on baseplates. Underneath the baseplate, Vaporlite EVA bushings dampen heavy impact when you're stomping landings and riding across bumpy, chopped-up snow. New for this season, the ExoFrame Ankle Straps plushly conform to your boots while locking in support and stability where last year's strap was lacking. Another new addition is the TR Hybrid Highback. This highback blends Union's DuraFlex nylon with carbon for souped-up response, all without sacrificing lateral flex for tweaking out grabs. And because the T.Rice Binding is for riders logging long days on the mountain, Canted Gas Pedals dramatically reduce fatigue by naturally aligning with your stance for higher levels of comfort.