Black Yeti presents the Union Binding for WRT collaboration

Courtesy of Marco Sampaoli – World Rookie Tour

Black Yeti presents the Union Binding for WRT collaboration
For a few years Union Binding, the global leader in snowboard bindings, has been supporting the future stars of snowboarding partnernig with the World Rookie Tour.This year Union wanted to take the partnership with the World Rookie Tour to a higher level producing a special binding to make riders’ experience on the board even more memorable. The Union bindings x WRT are not only made of the best technologies and materials, but they also have a special graphic: the world famous mascot of the WRT, the Black Yeti.

“Both Union and the World Rookie Tour have a common goal: to support snowboarding and its athletes’ progression. Therefore, we are happy to cooperate again and to introduce the new bindings featuring the Black Yeti, the symbol of youth international snowboarding” stated Marco Sampaoli, WRT co-founder.

Last but not least, the winners of the 2018.19 World Rookie Tour events will be awarded with special prizes including these amazing bindings.

“We are proud to support the World Rookie Tour. The WRT is a great project for the development of new generations of riders and for scouting snowboard future stars” replied Martino Fumagalli, Union Binding CEO, and added ” We can’t wait to see the co-branded Union Binding for the Black Yeti on the best rookies’ boards”.

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Seven Springs, US 12.17 March 2019
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

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The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation and its National Snowboard Associations. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, the so called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional snowboarding, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since year zero it awards tickets to world class events such as X Games Norway, The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, invitations to professional snowboard photo & video shootings, and freeride trip in Chile. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champion at the end of season, at the World Rookie Finals, a unique event where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: Halfpipe, Big Air and Slopestyle competitions, Banked Slalom, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nations and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. Amateur and Pro Riders alike need to be members of the WSF to support the sport of snowboarding and enjoy the advantages of being a WSF Member.


Union bindings x WRT
Union bindings x WRT
Union Bindings partner at the World Rookie Finals - Ph Gustav Ohlsson
Union Bindings partner at the World Rookie Finals – Ph Gustav Ohlsson



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