TBH, I have union mc's, and they dont even come close to my burton cartels. cartels are the go to binding for pretty much everything and I dont even like burton. those and malivitas which is just a slightly softer cartel. but the new switch backs are bataleons actual binding, if that means anything and are also designed for all types of riding. I would go for a stiffer binding and stay away from union. Their a band wagon with no new innovation in my opinion. and are over priced. Well in canada they are.