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Old 11-27-2007, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
killclimbz
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They sucked...

Really what happened is they improved to a point, but could not keep up with strap setups. There were some durability issues too. People that used step in's started going back to straps and the market shrunk. Manufacturers quit pouring research into something that had a dwindling demand and they pretty much died. I am not 100% sure but I think clickers are still made and sold in Japan, maybe New Zealand. The riding performance of them just does not match up to today's bindings though.

About the best binding out there for the quick and easy step in convenience is going to be a Flow setup. In fact their line this year is top notch. The Flow team binding (though most expensive) was probably the top binding I demo'd this year. I was very impressed with it. The K2 ratchet was another fairly quick and easy to use binding. Though not as quick as the Flow.

And yeah, step in's suck...
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