I don't think it has a hinge point, from what I understand it's just soft all the way from tip to tail. I saw a kid riding them last year at Winter Park Co. and I asked him about them, he said they're they best ski for every condition he's ever ridden(and he was a pretty damn good skier, I'm guessing sponsored). And yes, they are buttery as all hell, he actually showed me by leaning over his tips until he was almost perfectly parallel with the ground, then popped forward into a somersault back up to his feet, probably one of the coolest flatland things I've ever seen on skis. I dunno about the binding ripping out, but I haven't heard anything about that happening, and I've not sure about weight...but I'll either be getting these or the Bacons next year, most likely the Bacons cause I'm over 6 foot, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy them at all, they sure looked sick when I saw them last year.
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