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    that's all well and good if you want the EXACT same tension all the time. i prefer to be able to loosen or tighten a binding easily on the fly depending on the riding etc. like in the park you might want one or 2 ratchets less or riding the long t-bars...without major adjustment. for groomers/pow/carving tighter might be better so click click it's done. so at least they are offering that adjustibility, however having rear entry and 2 straps just seems like over kill...more working parts=more stuff to go wrong.

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    I've got the SP Brotherhood Fastec and love them.
    On the locking lever side of the heel strap on fastecs there's a button that releases the locking lever, so you can easily release it on the front foot at the bottom of the lift and then just push the lever down when you get to the top. On the other side of the heel strap there is a quick toolfree length adjuster that can be tightened or loosened very easily even whilst in the binding(has number referances as well), so no worries getting customised tension for different riding conditions.
    I've given them a punishment and nothings broken as yet, and as it's primarily ladders wearing and ratchets breaking on conventional bindings I think my fastecs will last a long time as they don't have these moving parts.
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    will there be any demo days this season?

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    Originally posted by Paco:
    I've got the SP Brotherhood Fastec and love them.

    I've given them a punishment and nothings broken as yet, and as it's primarily ladders wearing and ratchets breaking on conventional bindings I think my fastecs will last a long time as they don't have these moving parts.
    If they can handle a rider of your ability they certainly must be a durable binding.

    [size="1"][ 26. May 2009, 08:52 PM: Message edited by: Paul Oberin ][/size]

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    paul do you know if they will be doing any demo days?

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    Originally posted by dopestyle:
    paul do you know if they will be doing any demo days?
    There are some trade only demo days coming up at the end of June and early July, after that there will be some for the public but they are always dependent on being decent snow.
    If you check out the websites for Thredbo and Perisher, they normally have a calender of events that list planned demo days.

    I often hear about them from my suppliers and will post that information on Snowatch as I hear about them.

    [size="1"][ 26. May 2009, 09:05 PM: Message edited by: Paul Oberin ][/size]

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    Originally posted by Paul Oberin:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Paco:
    I've got the SP Brotherhood Fastec and love them.

    I've given them a punishment and nothings broken as yet, and as it's primarily ladders wearing and ratchets breaking on conventional bindings I think my fastecs will last a long time as they don't have these moving parts.
    If they can handle a rider of your ability they certainly must be a durable binding. </font>[/QUOTE]yeah paxton has some nice moves...and T2R IS a stockist of this product, so he would probably know a fair bit about them too.

    i see they run the same tool free adjusters as flux, burton and a few others.
    if i could get myself some EST flux bindings i would be set....i really loved those old fluxes and you could get in and out of them faster than any binding on the market.

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    The SP fastec system seems very similar to the K2 Cinch system which has been out a while and made no real impact on the market. The SP does look lighter though as I think is the biggest problem with the Cinch as they are fairly heavy.

    [size="1"][ 27. May 2009, 10:37 AM: Message edited by: mic2229 ][/size]

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    yeah one of my mates who only started last year got cinch's, they seem heavy and cumbersome to do up....and i still dont see how reaching down behind you, somehow needs less flexibility than reaching down in front! what if you waist deep in pow? at least with normal straps you can kick your feet in and make a hole then strap up easy...these rear entry bindings just seem to be more a hassle than a saviour.

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    Not sure of any planned attendance at demo days for this season but if you're in Jindy you can demo them at Time2Ride.
    Paco

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    08/09 models are lighter then Cinch and the new 09/10 models are 40% lighter then the Cinch.

    Beg to differ, definitely easier getting in and out of them in powder from my experience. They have a very slick cover plate that keeps them clear and never an issue with frozen or clagged up ratchets or ladders that won't do up or hold when frozen or chocked with powder.
    Paco

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    Tried a pair out over the last 3 days.
    Apart from the first few times I had to strap in coming off the chair they are so easy to strap in with a perfect fit everytime. To the point I can just about get off the chair, foot in, high back up and heel strap down without really stopping, which when your chasing a eager 4 yo skier off the chair who doesnt want to wait for anybody is great. As for the handling and response whilst riding they never missed a beat. compared to when I tried a few pairs of flow bindings in 07 at a demo day and they always seemed to need adjusting everytime I put them on and the lack of response whilst turning.

    Definately won me over

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