Originally Posted by Voltron
With bindings springs under static load stored in a stable environment where corrosion isn't an issue, I would actually expect more like decades until spring fatigue becomes an issue...
I believe that you are correct. It could even be longer than decades. At all events, anyone interested in the subject can use the search feature to find other informed replies. I need to head out or I'd do one now.
Well, I did a quick search. This is the reply from an earlier thread on the subject from Physics Man
one of Epic Ski's resident experts when it comes to the physics of skiing and ski equipment.
Originally Posted by Physics Man Er, DP, I hate to break the news to you, but you just fell for a troll. Sorry, guy.Tom / PMPS - BTW, of course you are right about the way springs work.PPS - It seems like we have this same discussion about bindings at the beginning of every summer. BTW (& FWIW), the most reasonable physical mechanism that might cause problems if bindings are left under tension is slow deformation of some critical plastic part. This actually did happen to me once, but it was on an ancient pair of plate bindings (Moogs) that I had inadvertently left stored for many years with the plates on (ie, under tension). Two plastic parts on each binding each indented by at least a couple of mm, and certainly would have caused problems with the binding releasing properly. Fortunately, the reason I was looking at these skis (and hence discovered this problem) was that I was throwing them out. I would presume that with more modern plastics, a 6 month storage period, not 6 years, etc. there really is little to worry about.