It's a new green from Union Binding company, and I love it. the force is back this season in 6 exciting new colors. yes, I said 6. This binding comes back relatively unchanged. I mean if it ain't broke...It still has a lifetime warranty on the baseplate,an extruded aluminum heel cup,and magnesium buckles. It's the workhorse of the Union line. Come and check out all the great Union product at alpine today.