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Old 05-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Bon Hiver re-invents the snowboard binding with it's unprecedented "Freebase" binding - utilizing magnets to fuse form and function."

I saw this on kick started and though you guys might like it. There is his video explaining what the product is. Then there is a few more of the binding in actual use.
"Freebase" Bindings - strap in once, ride all day by Brendan Walker — Kickstarter
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For all those people that worry about strapping in, and think that it's a really, really difficult thing to achieve. Where did that thread of 'inventions' go? This should be in there. While not as hilarous as that snowboarding pole contraption, still worthy imo
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Honestly, once you get to be a decent rider strapping in/out is not: 1. a hassle, 2. something you even really think about, 3. something you would trade convenience over performance for. I strap in just as fast as some of my buddies with rear-entry, and when we're riding powder I strap in 10x faster.

Lot's of people trying to fix problems that aren't really problems.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My one concern for this system would be reliability. If I was going on a big jump, and had lots of speed, I would want to be assured my feet won't come out of the binding causing a crash. I'm sure they will have some type of locking system, but the more complex you make something, the more chance there is it's going to break. I do, however, see how this could help some people newer to snowboarding. My hills around my house are 10 mins up 1/2 mins down, and adding time for those who are not very good at doing up their bindings is a pain on the ass. If they could prove it was reliable and not outrageously expensive, then I think some people would really benefit from having them
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Heaviest binding I have ever ridden in my life.
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Not at all interested, another solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Hopefully these guys can co-lab with the guys that make the rotatable binding plate for skating in the lift lines. The end result would be the most radicalist dude bro binding ever, brah.
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They should combine old style flows with new style flows with contrabands with clickers and an option to have ski binding style release and be done with it.

EDIT: and also add what duh says above.



PAY ME NOW I'M A GENIUS

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Duh nailed it right on the head. Solution for a problem that doesn't exist. Seriously the one binding weighs more than the pair of my 390 bosses or Raiden Phantoms. How you can make a binding that heavy is beyond me.
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They should combine old style flows with new style flows with contrabands with clickers and an option to have ski binding style release and be done with it.

EDIT: and also add what duh says above.



PAY ME NOW I'M A GENIUS

(I'll share with duh for his input)

If they throw in an EST compatible mounting option, cants and highbacks made with only the finest kangaroo scrotum, now that would be the money shot of the binder world. Oh yeah, don't forget the moon rock base bolts and adamantium buckles.

Pay us for this valuable round table development now Bon Hiver!
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The fact that you are able to remove your whole boot reminds me of some SSX crap. The weight would definitely would be a problem with performance because then you would feel uneven. I don't even want to know how riding switch would feel.
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