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Binding construction--poly composite vs metal?

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What's your thoughts on what a binding is made of? A lot are chiefly plastic these days. You still see metal though. Weights are actually very similar. Does poly composite get banged up easier or wear out faster--especially the heel?

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I'm curious about the reusability of either... I've yet to have a binding physically break, personally--but I wonder if that's a factor?

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I had a Marker 10 EPS binding heel piece break on me. It is a plastic binding and the "heel lip", the part that you step on to lock in the binding just broke clean off.

 

If I have a choice, I would go with metal. I am sure what happened to me was somewhat of a fluke thing anyways, so in all honesty it really doesn't matter too much I guess.

 

If another plastic binding breaks on me, I will certainly tryy to stick with all metal binding from then on.
 

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I look at it like a lease/buy car deal.

 

If you only plan to have them around for 2-3 years it probably won't matter either way. If you plan to have them around longer or you put in a LOT of days on them, metal makes more sense to me.

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