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casp123927

Tahoe, Mammoth, and beyond

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casp123927's Passions

Nordic Skiing
Camping
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Snowshoeing
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casp123927's Bio

Husband, Dad, Powder-Hound

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casp123927 wrote a review of on July 5, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really liked these bindings but about mid-season, the heel strap on both bindings started to separate on both bindings. This separation was at the stitching just above where the ratchet was located. I could tell that the stitching was cosmetic and the two layers of materials were actually glued together and not stitched. It did not effect the performance once strapped in but frequently it got in the way when feeding the strap into and through the ratchet. I will buy next year's and hope they correct the problem. I would like to see a $300 snowboard binding make it through at least one season. Nonetheless, Backcountry warrantied my bindings with no issues which is why I will continue to shop here.

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casp123927 wrote a review of on December 12, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you like stiff boots, these are super-stiff. I have been riding Burton Driver X's for years but the new Drivers are not as stiff as they used to be (lame!). These boots rule for those who want full control on the steeps and high speed. I am a 9.5 and returned my first order for size 9 and the 9's fit perfectly. Backcountry handled my return and refund with no problems.
Update:Responded on July 5, 2013
I wrote the above review at the beginning of the season and wanted to send an update. I still really liked these boots but the speed lacing locking system where the laces got to the top of the boot began to slip and the lacing system wood loosen throughout the day. I began pulling them so tight and hard to get them to hold through the locking mechanism that one of them broke. I wish they would go back to traditional lacing where you could simply knot and bow the laces. Never had a problem with those. Backcountry warrantied them with no problems and I will hope next year's boots have an improved lacing system.

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