Union Charger is the pinless version of the Union Explorer. It is an Explorer binding without a pin.
If steep and high is your goal, the Charger FC will get you there. Built with Union's most advanced materials and latest manufacturing techniques,
the Charger FC is the first choice for professional splitboarders.
Approximately 100 grams lighter than the standard Charger
Binding includes: Mounting hardware, Charger Split Disk with adapter plates, Quiver Disk, Touring Brackets and Rubber Splitboard Strap.
Scope of delivery: complete ( incl. crampons )
|1,59 kg||0,53 kg||DISK||59,95 €|
|499,95 €||✖ all incl.||✖||✖ all incl.|
Wann: Saison 16/17/18
|Construction method / weight:||light weight|
|Crampon mode:||fixes on binding|
|Binding-size:||L ( EU 43 + ), M (EU 40-43)|
|Rebuilding technology:||ohne Splint / auf Disk|
MADE and TESTED in ALPS from ITALY
|Mn's Boot Size||
|EU Boot Size||
|UK Boot Size||
Charger - now also a pinless binding from UNION and even lighter with the FC!
There have been rumours for some time that the UNION engineers had a pinless binding in the drawer, but were still afraid of the costs of development, as the splitboard market is still too small. Well, compared to the ski touring market, the splitboard is still small :-)
But it has grown significantly since 2021, apparently enough for UNION to take the next development step like everyone else.
All except Karakoram and Plum started with a pin or cotter pin. This impaired the handling somewhat, but was unbeatably simple in its function. With the Charger, UNION has now also taken the decisive next step.
TEST season 21/22:
I was able to test the first Proto in winter 21/22 and have to say: Yes, it works! But it has become more sensitive. That means you have to be a bit careful with the conversion. However, I am very sure that the Charger will hold its own in the market. UNION still has the best riding feeling, which an aluminium binding simply can't provide. But if I tour 50 days or more a year, aluminium splitboard bindings are and remain the most stable. So everyone is free to scale what they want and what they focus on. If you use your splitboard as a full-fledged freeride snowboard, i.e. 30% in the ski area and 70% on tour with around 25 days of snow, the Charger is a great product.
Have fun with the Charger!
Yours Simon - mr.splitboards