first of all jck, whoever said line should stick to making skiboards is a fuckin idiot. Newschool skiing would DEFINATELY not be where it is today if line just stuck to making skiboards, you cant argue that.
Secondly, if you have something against products made in China, i guess you should never buy a pair of K2's again, as they are made in China and are one of if not the best ski companies out there. I've said this before, but you cant give someone materials and say 'make me skis'. You have to train them. What the fuck is the difference between training someone who is Chinese and someone who is AMerican? is it the education? if someone has a college education, i dont think they would be working in a factory making skis, no offense to anyone who is.
Thirdly, yes they are a little bit more expensive than other bindings. But your price comparisons make no sense whatsoever. Im sure if I looked hard enough, I could find someone who is selling their reactors for cheaper than retail too. And if I looked hard enough, maybe I could find some reactors that broke and I could warranty them. So by saying that reactors are expensive and then stating how you got insane deals on your look bindings, you are just proving that instead of buying them at retail price you found someone that didn’t want them and was looking to get rid of them. I got my tecnica Diablo fire boots for $350 american from someone on NS. Does that mean that they are cheaper than 1080 boots?
Again, the weight debate is getting VERY old. I have ridden the reactors, and yes the binding is very heavy to carry around when your hiking or walking to the hill. However, when you are riding, the binding actually feels a little bit lighter than some other bindings. Almost ALL of the weight is underfoot, so unless your like 10 the weight isn’t a problem at all.
If you consider metal shit, then yes, they are made of shit.
Lastly, if you buy the bindings, go read the damn line website. YOU NEED TO HAVE A LINE CERTIFIED SHOP SET UP YOUR BINDINGS FOR YOU. If you are ripping toe pieces off, you probably haven’t set the toe height correctly. And luckily, Line is a chill company and still warranties your bindings, even though you are a moron and cant follow simple directions.
So before you diss the Line Bindings, I would suggest giving a pair a try, getting them mounted the same way you would mount any other binding (obviously without drilling into the ski, but using the quickmounts) AT A SHOP. Sure, they have some problems, but what bindings don’t? I myself ride a pair of p12’s and I love them, but I’ve bruised my ass numerous times on the damn dildo.
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