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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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2012 Union Force MC... Important questions

Couple questions abou the 2012 MC

Is the highback and footbed real carbon fiber? I have the 2011 mc and the highback and footbed is actually carbon fiber. When i saw the 2012, the highback looks to have carbon fiber "printing", and the same goes to the footbed. It looks nothing like the 2011 carbon fiber

For those who have the mc, have you experienced the heelcup breaking? There are like 4 people who reported on evo that their heelcups broke. I know thats only 4 people... But its making me uneasy dropping the money and i break a heelcup.

Is it still currently the "lightest" binding out in the market? Im looking for stiff and light, and i need to downsize from my l/xl 2011 mc into a medium
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Yes, full carbon highbacks, and toe ramps. Interesting how much material is removed from the highback this year!

I also have the 2011 on my resort setup, no breaks so far, not bad at all
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You have both 11 and 12 models? Would you say the 12 is better than the 11?
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No - I don't have the latest. I meant I have the binding like you.

The new one looks good, I am just concerned about the carbon breaking.

I don't really *need* the lightest binding, got it mostly on a whim...
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Why don't you just get the SL? It comes with an extruded heelcup instead of the plastic one. I'd have to break out the scale again but I want to say I remember it being around 280g lighter than my force and over 350g lighter than my flux. The baseplate is carbon injected and extremely responsive.
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