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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by phony_stark View Post
Pretty sure they've tested this....and someone probably rode faster than you.

I wouldn't worry.
This. I rode them through the shit rink that is Winter Park. They didn't fall apart.

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the final product came out sick as well. anything that was on mtn last winter was not final product. Highbacks lock into place which gold the ankle strap in tight with its "lock in pins"
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Any Switchbacks that were on MTN last year were proto's and they were a constant work in progress.

The final products came with a locking highback. If you have a pair in your hand you can get what I am talking about. The straps dont have screw and bolt like most other brands do,.. they feature for lack of a better word a pin that holds the ankle strap into place. Just trying to reassure to anyone who has doubts about these bindings that they are in fact well thought out and executed perfectly. Only thing these are missing is a forward lean adjuster.

Helgason pro models also have permanently attached highback unlike the regular models which are just "clicked in" to the baseplace. I tried to pull one of the highbacks off a binding the other day and couldn't do it easily like I could to a proto pair last year

Word is they have been going NUTS in Europe and they have already done a re-order for THIS season. Colors also carry over into next years line up so you aren't going to have any trouble fitting next years parts onto this years bindings and there will be new colorways added.

Bataleon has really thought this idea through and it is just another way they are making something extremely exclusive to them that no one has ever done before. It is most definitely a great product and it's better product than some bindings that have been produced by big companies for years

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Phenomenal Knowledge, jza. You're normally the guy I look to for all things "TBT" related.

Yeah for it stoked me out last year. Thanks to Nivek for recommending the Whatever. I'd be perfectly happy if I only had that to ride.
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Helping the local rep has helped a lot with a lot of the stuff that I know. If it is a product I am behind I have no problem doing some research. Far too many people bash bataleons tech for one simple reason... it's different from what the traditional snowboard/binding/outerwear looks/rides/feels like.

I am flattered by that comment, Phony
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