Originally Posted by King4227
I would really like to go down this vintage route, for the fun and it's a lot cheaper, are there any BIG saftey risks with these bindings, like do they have a history of falling of or anything, or will i be fine?(I know ill survive the trip im not doing any bog mountain skiing)
Well, all bindings lose certification/indemnification after a while (usually 5-8 years). But that's really only important "on paper" if you plan to have a shop work on them. The bottom line is how well they function.
I have taken bindings off older skis about 5-6 times, and in all cases, there were noticeable failures. Usually cracking or degradation of the materials. That's the main thing to look for. Have someone who knows bindings well give them a thorough examination.
I have two older pairs of skis I was maintaining in skiable condition. A few years ago I took them out for "fun", and realized how much old straight skis suck in comparison to modern skis. The fun factor lasted about 5 seconds, at which point I realized I was wasting valuable ski time and probably risking my safety. Now they are strictly conversation pieces.