Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:20 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: A couple days on my bent metal bindings and I'm very happy
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:58 pm
Posts: 151
Location: Incline Village, NV
I ended up picking up some older Bent Metal bindins off of ebay for pretty cheap, about $60. I was using my burton missions and switching back and forth between my resort board and my split board. This was a pain and I wanted something cheap and light that I could leave on my splitboard.

I don't have a scale but the bent metal bindins are noticably lighter than my '05 burton missions. They also feel much stiffer. I don't know if my missions are getting old or something but they seem to be flexing quite a bit at the base and I don't get any of that from the BM bindings.

I also really like how the forward lean is done on the BM bindins. It's extremely simple and very fast to change. It's a chunk of polyurethane mounted off center on the high back. All you have to do is spin it to change to 1 of your 4 different choices for forward lean. Some might say this is limited adjustment but I find that it works out really well. I set it to no forward lean on the way up and then spin the block for max forward lean on the way down.

The only negative I have found is that the straps are no where near as comfortable as the ones on my mission. There's a whole lot less padding and it causes pressure points on my feet when I set them really tight. I'm using last years Northwave Legend boots. I think I'm going to look into using different straps but so far it hasn't really been that much of an issue. I just tighten them until it hurts and them back them off a notch or two.

from the ebay ad:
Image

mounted up on my voile:
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group