As some of you may recall I have many old pairs of skis, they have been sitting around in my garage awaiting their fate (most will end up as lawn furniture). One of the pairs looks to have been used for maybe one day, Elan Kevlar SRC 7.5, with equally new LOOK 3D 9DIN plastic bindings in white with purple accents, I decided they were too nice to cut up, so I mounted them in my home office wall.
Last night I hear some strange noise in the office and I thought oh no the skis must have fallen off the wall mounts (I didn't drill through them). Checked in and all was fine. Today I see a heavy duty steel spring still with fresh grease on the floor and for the life of me I cannot figure out where it came from...then I look at the skis and realize that the heel portion of the bindings exploded on their own. Mind you these bindings are like new, no rust, no damage, no wear. They were not put on the wall in any sort of tension...I guess that temperature differential from when they were in the garage and now in the office was enough to make the plastic give.
So if you are skiing on plastic relics.....you better think twice even if they are NOS.
Edited by Richie-Rich - 3/1/11 at 8:40pm