Always start with the right Data.
Union is giving you the Data you need. Their Data Snowboard Binding shares some tech with their more expensive bindings but in a more user-friendly and price conscious set-up. Union puts Purathane bushings into the Data's baseplate for a smoother ride and more natural board flex. Their easy to use Quick Adjust forward lean assures that you'll always be dialed in whether dropping into the pipe or a powder filed. Lightweight magnesium buckles and custom colorways makes the Data complete.
Share your thoughts
I dig Union's Data, it seems to have the same stiffness as the Force (although, I could be wrong), however there is an upgrade on straps which are very comfy. The heel cups on the Unions are rounded and wider than that of, say a Technine. So, if you have narrow feet (like me) this may not be the snuggest ride (right now everything feels good, though).
The Cadet is a beefy binder for those who get in about 120 days a season.
It is a stiffer and more responsive binding, so if you like to get your jib on and tweak that Grasser towards Chris Roach, you may want to look at something with just a little bit softer of a rating, like one of Technine's pro models (which are beyond comfortable this year).
This binding is well built and will hold up under switch 920s or whatever the kids are doing these days. The high backs are stiffer and even with zero forward lean are more angulated than those of say a Technine.
I like these bindings a lot, but I am torn between my T9's and their comfort. I am sure none of this helped you make a decision.
Sorry, I am pathetic.