Loved em till they snapped
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Purchased a pair of these back in Oct '12. Had them mounted on Volkl Bridges. Worked great for the season (6 ski days) until yesterday. Binding completely snapped from ski. I'll chalk it up as a fluke for now.
Due to BC's pretty awesome customer service they have another pair shipping out to me tomorrow and had a no questions asked return for the pair that blew out.
I was going to upgrade to Jester's, but after speaking with gear guru he said that there was not much difference in material composition between the two. DIN wise I'm fine with these guys, 5'9" ~150 lb, aggressive but not hucking cliffs or anything of that sort. He suggested the Rossi 180s, and while I liked the idea of an all metal binding, considering I paid $300 for the skis I wasn't about to drop $400 on the bindings.
They were 5/5 bindings. I never had the opportunity for them to release, but they were cake to get in and out of, looked freaking sweet, and were light as hell. They worked well with the skis, transferring power and response from the boot to the ski w/o issue. Besides the fact that one snapped at both the toe and heel piece, they were great. I'm giving them another go.
For now, 3/5 (would do 3.5/5 but wont round up cause 4 isn't justice either) since they snapped. If they blow out again, I'll look to upgrade to the rossis, but hoping that this was a one time deal.