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Union Charger vs. Burton Diode Weight

Someone asked me to compare weight between these two bindings and I can't remember who or where so I'm posting it here because I feel lazy today.

12/13 Charger
W/ disc and screws 920 grams
W/o disc and screws 840 grams

12/13 diode
W/ disc and screws 782 grams
W/o disc and screws 706 grams

That's a 10 oz , or just over a 1/2 lb difference for the Chargers when two bindings are on the board with disc
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Someone asked me to compare weight between these two bindings and I can't remember who or where so I'm posting it here because I feel lazy today.

12/13 Charger
W/ disc and screws 920 grams
W/o disc and screws 840 grams

12/13 diode
W/ disc and screws 782 grams
W/o disc and screws 706 grams

That's a 10 oz , or just over a 1/2 lb difference for the Chargers when two bindings are on the board with disc
I don't have the 12/13 Charger at my desk, but the 13/14 model is 830 grams.

The main goal of the Charger isn't to be lightweight (that's still a light binding). The direction of the Charger is response.

Check out the 13/14 Contact Pro - 700 grams with the mini disk. $219 USD
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I don't have the 12/13 Charger at my desk, but the 13/14 model is 830 grams.

The main goal of the Charger isn't to be lightweight (that's still a light binding). The direction of the Charger is response.

Check out the 13/14 Contact Pro - 700 grams with the mini disk. $219 USD
Curious- is the 13-/14 charger weight with or without the disc?

So far as I can tell (need a couple more days / different conditions) its a no brainer to add the extra weight in exchange for the response I felt the one day I rode since mine were setup correctly.
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without disk. You're correct about the extra response.

Somebody who works at a shop should weigh all the bindings on the wall.
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without disk. You're correct about the extra response.

Somebody who works at a shop should weigh all the bindings on the wall.
Haha - I'm sure for many weight isn't an issue. In hand it's hard to tell between diode and charger. I felt it once mounted and I picked my board up. No biggie and no issues on the lift either.

So that's a 10 gram difference over te 12/13. Gotta be the smaller toe strap.....
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I'd be interested to see what the MC weighs being cored out.
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I don't have the 12/13 Charger at my desk, but the 13/14 model is 830 grams.

The main goal of the Charger isn't to be lightweight (that's still a light binding). The direction of the Charger is response.

Check out the 13/14 Contact Pro - 700 grams with the mini disk. $219 USD
Where are these up for sale at? I have not been able to find any...?
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Where are these up for sale at? I have not been able to find any...?
Pretty sure 13/14 models are only avaible to the union team riders right now. You can get the 12/13 models at numerouse online retailers.


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Also interested in the MC's weight. With all the aluminum hardwear, carbon highback, cored out base and metafuse heelcup they might/should be lighter then diodes.

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Pretty sure 13/14 models are only avaible to the union team riders right now. You can get the 12/13 models at numerouse online retailers.


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Also interested in the MC's weight. With all the aluminum hardwear, carbon highback, cored out base and metafuse heelcup they might/should be lighter then diodes.
Confirmed that they were lighter than the Diodes initially.
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Pretty sure 13/14 models are only avaible to the union team riders right now. You can get the 12/13 models at numerouse online retailers.


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Also interested in the MC's weight. With all the aluminum hardwear, carbon highback, cored out base and metafuse heelcup they might/should be lighter then diodes.
The new one is 695 grams with disk.
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