Originally Posted by comprex
I am curious as to where this comes from?
I think you will find most travel with the bindings 'open' i.e. ready to receive the boot, particularly turntable binding users (some Marker turntables had an additional heel lockdown feature for travel).
I think the bit about recommending wrapping the bindings when open to prevent stuff from getting in there was actually in the Neox informational pamphlet, now that I reflect upon it -- may be a false memory, though. In any case, I get the sense, based on what folks are saying so far, that travelling with them open (as in ready to receive the boot, is indeed how I meant it) is ok.
Unfortunately, as my Line ski bag is 165 cm in length, this may yet prove to be a moot point for me if I end up moving to the M9 in 171, as some have recommended, rather than the 164s I just bought (but that's another story...
-- guess I've got some demoing to do, as they don't provide much in the way of official recommendations for us tall thin guys).