Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Well, I'm not in a jam to sell them, so I'll be perfectly honest:
I've found these bindings to be a great deal. They've got a metal heel brace (not el-cheap-o plastic) so they'll last, I think the baseplate is aluminum too...iono, but its very tough. All last season and a couple times this season they've never let me down, and they have a decently high high-back (which I like). highback forward lean adjustment can be done w/o tools, as can the strap settings. they have a cover to cover over the screws that sits flush, so they don't jam up with snow.
One thing is that they have plastic wratchets, so they can freeze up on you, but only on REALLY cold days. I was in tremblant this year and experienced that first hand, but we're talking -30deg C weather. Last night I used 'em and it was -15C w/ no issues. If they do 'freeze' just slightly lift the wratchet as if tightening (don't actually tichten it more), then flip the clip and it comes undone.
That being said, I plan on upgrading to Cartels, cuz I want the toe cap. Personally I don't think Burton makes anything really special, but their toe cap feature on their bindings is the shizznit. You can get other brands with that, but I think Burton has the best ones.