i had a set of inserts strip while i was riding one as probably a 12 year old.... front binding tore straight of the board..
Shit! I had the opposite happen. Bought a no-name board in '94, inserts pulled right out on the first run! Brought it back, store was going out of business, owner went over to the wall and took the Kemper (with an MSRP of $750) off the wall and gave it to me!
I think Kemper, like burton, had a rental line and a regular line. Unfortunately many people hated the Kemper rental line. Some of their stuff was actually really good for the '90s! If I haven't yet posted a pic of the '95 FS I'll do that soon...