I got this binding to mount in my Line Sir Francis Bacon's and so far they have been an absolutely killer setup. These bindings are perfect for charging everything outside of the park and thats what I spend most of my time doing. The bindings are heavy but they haven't been an issue for what I use them for. These things hold me in when I'm dropping cliffs and skiing switch in pow on my Bacons. Being 6'3" and 190lbs, I need a burly binding to keep me on my skis when i'm shredding and these things get the job done.
So far it has been an awesome binding for charging rocks, cliffs, trees, chutes, and pow. I would never recommend that anyone put this binding on a park specific ski. The all metal construction allows for a super heavy binding which makes it bomb proof. The only week point on this ski is the plastic rail that the heel piece lies on. I blew out of my binding once this year and I had to replace the heel piece rail, but one quick call to Rossi and 3 days later I had a new rail and 120mm brake at no cost to me.
They're white. And they kick ass.
For $209, I think I got a hell of a deal. This binding often sells for about $350 brand new, and it was a definite steal.
It doesn't seem as if the heel piece releases. Ever. There have been a few times that it would be nice for the heel piece to release and it hasn't. One time this issue caused my binding to pull out of my ski. I haven't pre-released out of these bindings yet. The binding also releases the toe everytime i've needed it to.
I have a habit of breaking skis and bindings, and so far this has held up pretty well to the abuse I've put it through. The only complaint I have with the binding is the cheap crappy piece of plastic that houses the rail on the heel piece. I pulled out part of the heel piece out of my ski earlier this season ( probably due to a crappy mount job ) and the plastic housing tore in half. But Rossignol sent me a new brake and rail piece for free. But the actually binding itself is bomb proof. The construction is almost entirely metal.