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02-18-2009 12:23 AM
UncleRico I've always heard that Technine bindings took a freefall in quality. Like, their 2006 and earlier models were great, but later models weren't any good. Same with Drake, they just didn't keep up with binding tech and they got left in the dust.
02-17-2009 10:04 PM
return2heaven i've ridden on technine coulter pro bindings for the last 2 seasons and I couldn't be more happy/satisfied with them. very adjustable, durable, and comfy. I recently got a pair of technine icons and after 2 days on em I love em even more than my previous pair.
01-11-2009 09:31 AM
Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
The springs go and the stop springing back into place requiring you to manually push down on them when you tighten them.
Then how my big beefy springs still work as new? Well, duh, they're not Unions! Of course they suck! In fact, the only time I broke a strap was when I put different straps from a different manufacturer on.

So to anyone considering buying technines take the advice of someone who has actual experience with them.

My Technines (cheap too, ooo bogeyman) have been through it all. Edge catches, impacts, tumbles down the mountain, abuse, etc. And I'm not exactly a little 120lb guy. When I take an impact, I really take an impact.

01-11-2009 05:26 AM
Extremo Or not. I'll give you some specifics. The springs go and the stop springing back into place requiring you to manually push down on them when you tighten them. After you tighten them they get stuck in the up position and for some reason you have to force them down flat. Then because of the crappy strap design when you begin to get them tight to your boot the ratchet strips the last 2 or 3 teeth on the ladder because the strap starts to twist it in an unanatomical position when it conforms to your boot.

So to anyone considering buying technines take the advice of someone who has actual experience with them. There is a reason they once offered a lifetime warranty. But they couldn't afford to replace all those ratchets (the only thing on a technine binding that failed)
01-10-2009 09:14 PM
legallyillegal Or you could be talking shit out your ass.
01-10-2009 08:39 PM
Extremo The one's I rode for a season, the ones my bro rides currently, and the others that a few of my friends ride must all be defective.
01-10-2009 07:51 PM
legallyillegal Technine's ratchets are fucking bombproof.
01-10-2009 05:24 PM
Extremo I think you're the first person to say technine has good ratchets. Design and materials are usually what seperate expensive bindings from low end. But many companies offer the same designs with lower quality materials for everyday riders.
01-10-2009 05:11 PM
legallyillegal Bindings are a bit of a tough one to explain.

It's one of the few pieces of equipment where a $200 set can perform equally with a $400 set.

Usually, a more expensive binding is going to be made out of more durable materials, have better customizability, and have better ratchets (Technines have awesome ratchets). Usually a better warranty, too.

However, this doesn't mean that all cheap bindings are crap.
01-10-2009 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by steiner View Post
i just got the new forum arena bindings this season and i absolutely love them. they are a bit pricy but you can catch them on sale often on eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices or - Shopping Search Reinvented - What can we find for you?
Hmmm, that does look pricey.
What's in an expensive binding that's not in a cheaper one?
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