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I run a pair 09 Salomon Relay Series bidnings on my NS SL. I generally ride all mountain, ie groomer, trees, steeps, powder, very beginner park. Personally I didnt find them to be such a major change from traditional solid heal cup bindings. This is probably because i went from a bottom of the line K2 binding to the Relays, with a toe cap, much better heal strap and footbeds. I guess they were the changes I observed more than the non solid heelcup.
As mentioned above the ratches are a bit rubbish (they get jammed every now and then) and you have to setup the toe cap quite specifically to make sure it stays on the boot. The Relay Series model is i would say on the heavy side but that wouldnt be the problem with the top of the line model. (i was meant to purchase the much lighter XLTs but got sent the wrong model luckily the price was still good).
Personally i think the relay series is a pretty good concept and would recommend them.
A friend of mine bought a pair after seeing mine and has been vary happy with their performance as well.
Last edited by RaID; 12-15-2010 at 04:17 PM.