• 4FRNT Gr8ful Deadbolt 15 2010

      • Review by CDdesign on Aug 30, 2013 @ 9:44 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Great binding!  It is a tad on the heavy side for a head/tyol binding, but still lighter than a lot of other bindings out there.  It holds me in great when spinning and jumping, releasing at the proper time if the fall is gnarly enough. 
        Great durability and hold, and unbeatable looks if you like loud designs.

        Performance

        I dont really know what to say but they keep me in when i want to be kept in, and they release when they are supposed to.  The toe is very very light, though the heel piece, same as mojo 15 and peak 15, is majority metal.  It is very strong, just a little on the heavy side, but a very beefy beefy binding!

        Design

        Great.  I would say the older Head Mojo design with the pivoting heel piece is better, but this with the metal is quite a bit more durable, i cannot ever see my self breaking this binding.  I have bent a brake, i just bent it back with my hands on the slope.  I needing replacement, it is very very easy to optain and replace the brake if you cant just bend it back (unlike FKS/Pivot)
         The Deadbolt has a zero rise heel unlike a lot of its competitors.  This means that when you clip in, your boot sole is level, normally the heel is a little higher to shoot you forward.  This means it rides better switch.  I do accually notice this and like it compaired to my 08 Mojo 15.

        Value

        average i would say for a 15 din binding.  Race toe, Race heel, lots of metal for durability.  You will find this binding for around $300 (ish) new.  If you are a bigger or better skiier, youll def want to pay the extra $70 for the better toe and heel.  I accually dont NEED the 15 cuz i am very light and short (5'6 ,135) but i think it is worth it for the better toe and heel.

        Characteristics

        They havent shot me out yet.  I have had a few falls in the park where i have slid out, but remained in control.  I def like having the skis stay on my feet.  They release pretty much when they should.  As in when you are coming out of a spin and landing sideways, your foot will come out of the binding, instead of twisting your knee.  They do not have the Diaganol heel piece though, like 12 din bindings do, def designed to keep you in

        Durability

        BEEFY.  Lots of metal, especially in the heel.  As said before i cannot see my self breaking this binding.  The brakes can bend, but very easy to fix/replace if needed

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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Gr8ful Deadbolt 15
    • Manufacturer:
    • 4FRNT
    • Year:
    • 2010
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Reliability
    • Sketchy
      Trustworthy
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    • DIN Range
    • 5 - 15
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