Does Good board manu. = Good bindings too??

Does Good board manu. = Good bindings too??

Post by Yemi Adesany » Fri, 18 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Well I went into Geneva last weekend to view this years
new equipment offerings. I live just on the border of France
and Switzerland which means the French Alps is where it's at.

This will be my second full season and my financial situation
is fairly rosy. Just like most boarders, I can't get enuff of
it and I wanna buy the most suitable set - up for me.

Most of the retailers out here will start getting the new stock
next month. I wanna get a predeominantly freestyle - oriented
board which doesn't sink like a sub in the pow pow.

Judging by people's comments, seems like there's a lot of quality
gear on offer from the likes of Burton , Gnu/Libtech, and others.

The question is: What about their bindings?? Can I pick - up
a complete set-up and be fairly confident that the quality of the
same brand bindings match the quality of the board??

How many of you mix and match your set - ups or am I being far
too fussy??

later,

Yemi.

 
 
 

Does Good board manu. = Good bindings too??

Post by Michael Kelly Lars » Fri, 18 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> Judging by people's comments, seems like there's a lot of quality
> gear on offer from the likes of Burton , Gnu/Libtech, and others.
> The question is: What about their bindings?? Can I pick - up
> a complete set-up and be fairly confident that the quality of the
> same brand bindings match the quality of the board??

I'd have to say that I'm glad that I didn't buy the Slap-Ratchet
Bindings that Burton offered last year. I opted for a pair of
'93 Torque's that I later modified and turned into Highback
Freestyles. Not a single problem. These have been very good quality
bindings for me. No breakage, no slipping, and very sturdy.
Color me happy *B^).

Quote:
> How many of you mix and match your set - ups or am I being far
> too fussy??

Depends on what you're after. Bindings have come a long way since their
initial inception, and I have a feeling that they have a long way yet to
go (heck, consider that more than a feeling *B^) ).

Quote:
> Yemi.

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Does Good board manu. = Good bindings too??

Post by Tom Plunk » Mon, 21 Aug 1995 04:00:00


     Kelly Larsen) writes:
 > I'd have to say that I'm glad that I didn't buy the Slap-Ratchet
 > Bindings that Burton offered last year.

     Yep.  A lot of people had problems with that system.  Burton's
warranty program, however, is excellent, and if yours were broken you
could FedEx 'em back and be riding again in 5 days.

They fixed the primary design challenge, and won't be breaking any
more.

Tom
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Another snowboarding fool, pretending to surf.