I have been looking to buy a pair of these, but can't seem to find many reviews on them and was wondering if they are reliable and will last a while? I have had Union Forces for 3 years and there great but uncomfortable. Any info would be great!
Board: LIB Tech SKate Banana
Bindings: UNION Force
Boots: ThirtyTwo TM Two
Bent Metal is owned by Mervin (LibTech, Gnu, Roxy, etc...). I've ridden two pairs of their bindings (one Burnt Resin, one that was converted to a Spark Splitboard binding). They are a weird combination of interesting design features, with poor execution. I liked the idea of the forward lean block, but in reality it wasn't that good. The leather straps appeared high quality, but had weird flaws like the tool-less screw on the toestrap REALLY liked to flip open and unscrew itself. Actually, thinking back, the toestrap itself slipped off so many times I replaced it with a jury-rigged Burton capstrap. The base plate material on the Burnt Resins were also suspect and the heelcup/highback design didn't fit my boot very well.
This is all from 3-5 years ago... maybe they are better now, but I doubt it.