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Bindings vs Binders

post #1 of 21
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I had never heard the word "binders" instead of "bindings" for skis before joining this forum. Is "binders" just a dialect difference (Canadian?) or is it an expert or connoisseur term said with a hint of disdain toward the little people who ski groomers and still call them bindings? smile.gif Just curious...

 

 

post #2 of 21

Bro brah speak.  If you call them bindings you aren't hardcore.

 

I call them bindings. Binders are for loose leaf paper.

 

 

post #3 of 21
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Bro brah speak.  If you call them bindings you aren't hardcore.

 

I call them bindings. Binders are for loose leaf paper.

 



Exactly!

 

Speak english already  nonono2.gif

 

post #4 of 21

Same as water skiers.  I always call them bindings.  I don't think any manufacturers themselves call them binders.  I hear 'binders' used mostly by British and Canadians. Well, I not core for sure.  So, I have not graduated to the binders use of vocabulary.

post #5 of 21

Binders is also slang for brakes  ( cars/etc ) not to be confused with ski brakes.

 

Brits also call a wrench a spanner !

"Warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control

  somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole"  mK/dS

 

- Andy

 

 

post #6 of 21

Binders is what British motorcycle magazines/authors occasionally call the brakes. 

 

Never heard of ski bindings referred to as binders and I live in Canada.

post #7 of 21

You guys haven't heard of binders! That's mostly what you here over at TGR.

post #8 of 21

Oh look, another inane topic for all the grumps around here to frown about.

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sigurd View PostYou guys haven't heard of binders! That's mostly what you here over at TGR.


yet ANOTHER reason to stay away.......

post #10 of 21

Binding is the mechanism that holds the boot to the ski. Binder is someone who makes books

post #11 of 21
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You guys haven't heard of binders! That's mostly what you here over at TGR.

 

 

See my first post, brah. 
post #12 of 21

They're also called clamps, bro.

 

Threads like this, combined with the fact that I just posted in it, remind me how much we need snow.

post #13 of 21
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They're also called clamps, bro.

 

Threads like this, combined with the fact that I just posted in it, remind me how much we need snow.



Not by me

 

 

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
 nonono2.gif

 

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I'm likely to call them either... or clamps.  You may also notice me referring to skis as skis, sticks, boards or planks.  I think of it as colorful language and I never considered that someone would be confused as to which piece of equipment I was referring to.

 

I do not consider myself to be too awfully 'core' and as far as I know I am neither 'bro' nor 'brah'.  I certainly have no disdain for those of you who only speak of your bindings and skis.

 

Peace.

=)

post #15 of 21

I'm going to start calling them boot ski connectors.

post #16 of 21

Sounds like a bunch of older whiners, not winers but maybe weeners, whining about their lack of control over what words people are choosing to use to describe things. Sounds very similar to "if you do not speak english then get out". I just got new binders for some killer MFD plates and I am stoked. I have two days thus far on the new binders and they rip! A bit heavy for this time of year hoofing it, that means walking, but a sweet skiing set up.

post #17 of 21
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Sounds like a bunch of older whiners, not winers but maybe weeners, whining about their lack of control over what words people are choosing to use to describe things. Sounds very similar to "if you do not speak english then get out". I just got new binders for some killer MFD plates and I am stoked. I have two days thus far on the new binders and they rip! A bit heavy for this time of year hoofing it, that means walking, but a sweet skiing set up.



Pretty much, basically the last holdouts that if they had their choice would keep the sport as generic as possible. That segment is getting smaller as they get older though. So no worries.

 

post #18 of 21

Get those binders off of my lawn!!!

post #19 of 21

 

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lack of control over what words people are choosing to use to describe things.

 

If we can call bindings binders,  it's just one more step to referring to them as bananas. And since we can call skis sticks, it's one step to calling them twigs.  So if I'm next to you in the lift line and I tell you those are some nice banans on your twigs and ask you if they saw in the direction of the grain, you'll be ok with that?

 

 

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post

 So if I'm next to you in the lift line and I tell you those are some nice banans on your twigs and ask you if they saw in the direction of the grain, you'll be ok with that?

 

 



No, I generally try to look towards the more gluten-free end of the spectrum.

post #21 of 21
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Exactly!

 

Speak english already  nonono2.gif

 



 



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yet ANOTHER reason to stay away.......



 



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Oh look, another inane topic for all the grumps around here to frown about.



I think they found their leader!

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