I don't understand where the MC fits into the lineup then. It's softer than the Force, lighter sure, but twice the price? If you want something lighter and softer than the Force wouldn't you just get the Contact Pro's? Which with a toe strap and ratchet change is actually a killer binding.
Same thing with Chargers, I've already been told either by someone here or the rep, I can't remember, that they are softer than the SL's. Which in my experience were softer than Data's, and to my knowledge the frame of the Data is the same as the Force. So from what I know doesn't that make the Charger softer than the Force too?
Also you'll see I'm not the only one here that seems to find a lack of progression with the product. So maybe personal attacks aren't necessary.
Kev, when Union came out, people said our bindings were heavy. So it became a mission to build the lightest binding in the industry. That's where the MC came in.
The MC (Machine Coring)is built to be Unions lightest binding, not to be stiffest. Carbon, machined coring, aluminum hard wear, metafuse and magnesium are all used to build a pair of bindings that weigh less than 3lbs.
Charger has a solid carbon highback and carbon injected base. It is stiff. This binding was built as a no frills carbon highbacked binding thats real responsive.
SL's (Super Light) are MC's built with normal Union materials and aren't $400.
The Force is built on our original baseplate, which is a little beefier than what the above are built on, the Atlas baseplate. When we built the Atlas, goal was to update the Force with increased mobility and to lighten it up. By taking away some of the weight out of the Atlas, it loosed it up a tad and the Force baseplate is still our most responsive.
Hoped that helped Kevin.