seriously? this thread is about 3 pages too long.
I'm glad you guys all care about how much your gear weighs. I must have been missing something today when I was hiking the ridge and dropping into untouched steeps and not thinking about that shit at all. I'm headed back in the morning for more of the same I doubt I'll even remember to laugh about this post.
Keep up the good work internet.
sorry I'm such an asshole, I love you all, but the weight of your gear is stupid to my stupid mind so there.
This is not an "I want the lightest gear" thread, it is a "why advertise a product as lightweight and not actually publish it's weight" thread.
More of a curiosity thing for me. I just put the heavy C60s in place of the Customs on that blue board.
See!!!! This shit is interesting to me!! You take Burton's top of the line, lightweight, high performance bindings from 2010 and compare them to an entry level binding from 2012... both EST, both medium... the difference is almost half a kg!! That's half a pound per binding. I wonder how a medium Diode compares?
When it comes down to it, it is just another factor, which sometimes is welcome. You see two bindings from two different companies. Same flex patterns, similar price, great reviews of each. What else is there to help you decide?
In the grand scheme of things, I find letting weight be a factor to be far less atrocious than letting color be a factor.
Here's the real answer. Companies don't post weights because they have nothing to gain from it. In fact they stand to lose a lot from it. Companies posting weights would result in a weight war. Right now they have the freedom to design a product that performs and is durable. If they have to make stuff lighter then it will break more often and warranty claims go up. You also run into customers buying the wrong gear trying to save weight. Undersized boots, bindings, and boards would happen a lot.
Yeah, I would not want to see a weight war. And you would have every newb riding around with the stiffest, lightweight, carbon fiber bindings.