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Line Bindings?

post #1 of 6
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I still have not heard anyone reporting on the Line Bindings. Does anybody use them? They seem to have some great safty features yet I have never seen one on the mountain. I see them in shops But so far no comments here or other sites on them?
post #2 of 6
To me they look real shifty. Only 4 screws, put where the binding is going to receive the most force/stress before releasing.
post #3 of 6
Bottom line right now is weight. They weigh a ton, especially for a company known for how lightweight their skis are. I like that they are thinking outside the box and I think they have a real good thing going with their design. I'm not convinced the execution is on target just yet but I'm sure they're not resting on their laurels either. I wouldn't be surprised to see them become the hottest thing around in 1-2 years.

That's my 1 cent, anyway, I could be wrong, I do not have personal experience with them but have spent some time shopping around and asking a lot of questions about them.

Mike Lewis
post #4 of 6
Stay away! Friend of mine got a good deal on a pair of mo-ships with the line binding and pre-released twice the first day he had them, got them checked out, tried them again only to keep releasing. He's got salomons on there now.
post #5 of 6
They work great and are probably ahead of any other design,only drawback is weight
post #6 of 6

Line Reactor bindings... best to run (don't walk) away

I recently purchased a pair of Line Reactor 10's for evaluation purposes. I'm not in the industry but I spend a lot of time keeping people from doing stupid things on the slopes so you can guess which national organization I volunteer for. There is a fundamental design flaw in the design of the brake system that prevent's the brake from deploying in a twisting fall (aren't they all?). The brake arm ends up coming down on the top of the ski preventing it from engaging the snow and allowing a runaway missile ski to come screaming down the mountain at some unsuspecting person. Can you say "Major liability suit"?
Additionally, in the event that the heel of the boot does lift enough to allow the brake to deploy before the heel piece twists, the brake itself will bind on the side of the ski and prevent the heel piece from twisting more than two or three degrees thereby eliminating the "pivogy" (their term not mine) benefit.
Until they get the brake redesigned to allow the binding to do it's thing and allow the brake to deploy regardless of the position of the heel piece, stay away!

I have also recently heard that some Lake Tahoe ski areas have banned these bindings. Although this is unconfirmed it wouldn't suprise me given what I observed with my test pair.
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