No, the MC Metafuse Snowboard Binding isn't the hottest new rapper on the block; it's Union's highest-end binding packed with space-age tech for unmatched performance. Born to pick apart hairy big mountain lines, slash effortlessly through powder, and fly down ass-puckeringly steep slopes, the MC Metafuse is incredibly lightweight and ultra-responsive to help you conquer the gnarliest terrain.
The all-carbon highback is insanely light, yet super stiff for responsiveness so your board obeys your every command. The heelcup is made with Dupont's Zytel ST nylon formula to make it ultalight without sacrificing stiffness or strength, and the Stage III Atlas baseplate makes minimal contact with your board to eliminate dead zones in the board's flex beneath your feet. Injected EVA bushings dampen vibrations for a smooth ride, and all-new 3D Direct-Connect straps eliminate unnecessary materials and cushioning to keep it as low-profile as possible to improve response and prevent painful pressure points.
- Carbon highback
- Stage III Atlas baseplate
- Carbon-injected Dupont Zytel ST heelcup
- Injected EVA bushings
- 3D Direct-Connect strap system
- Magnesium buckles
- CNC Anodized aluminum hardware
- Universal discs
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Ok, these WERE my second pair of binding from Union and it's time for a divorce with this company. My first Union Force MC were great for 3 seasons and finally the highback cracked near strap . After that I had them replaced on MC METAFUSE and i was not impressed at all when i received them. I was using them 4 days and after that , on my first day during my holidays a heelcup cracked into half. I was reeeaaally disappointed, and probably when I get another Union bindings I will sell them and buy some other bindings. Probably split bindings becouse I got NS split. To sum up maybe this company makes good bindings but I have never find them.
light, but durability very questionable
So it's been a month since I bought these. Mounted them to my board. They are really light- barely noticeable in weight when on the board. But, it has not been on snow yet and stored in my basement. A little bump on the heel cup here and there and the finish is chipping like it was made of cheap spray paint! Not sure about the durability here.
The highback is stiff but with just a little flex to make it similar to the old Burton CO2 bindings. BUT- there's no padding and the highback looks like raw unfinished carbon fiber on the inside where the boot sits. Wow, not impressed.
The straps are very comfortable and minimal, but feel and look like something from Walmart. Again, we'll see how it holds up over the season.
Houston we have a problem...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Challenger and Columbia were also loaded with "space-age tech"; expect the same outcome if you buy MC Metafuses.
I highly recommend that anyone considering these bindings take a look at my reviews from the previous two season's MC Metafuses. They are great bindings in concept but very fragile. I have now broken 3 different sets (heel cup and highback).
All this said, I do really like Union as a company and for the most part I believe they make innovative, high-quality products... I just wish they could get this one right.
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