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    Posted: Jun/24/2010 at 8:26pm
i loved the Technine bindings i had a few years ago and i thought they were a solid brand.
lately though, it's rare to see any good feedback on their bindings much less seeing them in any stores near me period.  what do you guys think?





some of those looked pretty sweet...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 7:23am
reminds me of Japanese animation...a little too cartoonish for my taste.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 7:29am

those blue ones are sick as hell they would match me perfect..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 7:45am
i got some technine bindings last year for cheap because i needed some bindings right away...
they're pretty decent i have no complaints about them
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 2:28pm
they stepped up the game since all the bad comments were going around.  a few years ago and prior, they had a big batch of issues with the hardware and things, like coming loose.. but thats fixed and the bindings have been pretty much overhauled.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 2:51pm
Originally posted by spenser

they stepped up the game since all the bad comments were going around.  a few years ago and prior, they had a big batch of issues with the hardware and things, like coming loose.. but thats fixed and the bindings have been pretty much overhauled.


That's good to know, because I've associate the brand with sub-par products. I'm still very curious about the "Scrub Hooks" in terms of real deal functionality.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 2:59pm
if anyones wings work, technines are probably going to.

wings originally came about from aggressive freeriders because they provide support in heelside turns/maneuvers, out on the sides of the bindings rather than just straight back like the highback, so it helped hold your boot and transfer power through carves, just like highbacks do for general heelside turns, straight back toward the edge.

then more recently jibbers picked up on it because it supposedly helps for presses and stuff, but if you think about it, how does it?  you do NOT lean like that for a press.  in a nosepress, theyll say the wing on the front binding helps, but your front leg does not lean into the wing, it stays pretty straight up and down but you bend at the knee.. not pressing into the wing.. and vice versa for tail presses.

anyway, i said technines would work if anything, because they actually have a stiff heelcup and stiffer highback, so they would actually offer support.. whereas with the burton wings (for example), the highback is pretty torsionally flexible and moves easily when you press into it.. but again, you dont press into a wing with presses, if you are doing proper presses.

i personally would not use wings for jibbing at all, but i would certainly try them out in the original way for power through carves, but havent really had a chance.  the infidels are just not supportive in the highback, torsionally, so it does nothing.  i pretty much believe its an aesthetic.  the bindings were sick - i liked them for sure - but the wing could have been gone and i wouldnt have known.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 3:03pm
Originally posted by spenser

they stepped up the game since all the bad comments were going around.  a few years ago and prior, they had a big batch of issues with the hardware and things, like coming loose.. but thats fixed and the bindings have been pretty much overhauled.
 
spenser your shop carries technine right(it seems like you mentioned that sometime in the past?) You ever demo them? I had a pair of athletic pros from 08. I hated most everything about them. Ladders were thin and flimsy.. they would just fold and slip opposed to ratchet down tight. I have heard that they have changed the ladders material/thickness since then. I had my t handle fall off the toe cap 2 hours after tightening it down... shiz like that happened all the time with them. I bought them for my jib/small jump board but damnnnnn I had to put the forward lean down so far just so the highback would somewhat be useful getting around. I dont like riding with my highbacks 3 inches away from my calves... no matter how jibtastic its 'posed to make it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2010 at 3:10pm
we havent had any technine since the 08 product, i think?  er, we got a few 08 boards but the most recent bindings we had were 07, and they definitely didnt have the best quality hardware or ladder/slider plastics, and the low end ones seem like joke bindings.  the team models (coulter, hebbel, etc) seemed fine though, and the MFMs seemed decent as well.  now that i think about it, i think we did get some 08 bindings but never even put them out - they sat in storage.  we never made the order, but the rep sent us crap anyway to get his numbers up, and they refused to take it back from what i understood and tried to say we did make the order.. but we wouldnt have.

the big changes have been really recent.  i cant say for sure which model years have the upgraded stuff but i would guess 2010 and up at least.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 9:25am
I've got a pair of 2008 Icons and the ratchets on them are so cheap. Hopefully, they've upgraded the quality, I'm willing to give them another try.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:32pm
From what I can see the basic design remains the same as the 08-on pro models; they have ironed out things like the hardware loosening, but I wouldn't be so sure of the rest of the QC- my toe strap snapped off within 2 hours of fitting them to the board, then within 20 days riding, a highback cracked; both of these I'm prepared to give benefit of the doubt, and the warranty department were good, but after a seasons riding, I discovered there is an inherent design flaw with the heelcups...




Its only snapped through on the one side, but there are cracks developing on all 4 sides on both bindings. I've contacted the warranty department several times in over a period of 3 months; they ignore my emails and when I phoned, they said they were currently relocating to Canada (what, 3 months to move??) Been very understanding throughout but pretty pissed truth be told. These are supposed to be lifetime warranty parts...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:38pm
I too have trashed T9 bindings.  I took a set of Darrel Mathis's to Snowbird and broke them the first day out.  Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:56pm
yo, my 2010 Pro-Series Ballers look as good if not better than my 2010 burton customs. I wont be able to review em till november sometime. Customer Service is a joke, I emailed em to get the leash and stomp pad the the manual says come with but did not and no reply....been over a week now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 2:00pm
never email companies.  always call.  emails are totally hit or miss.  sometimes youll never get a reply and other times youll get one within hours.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 2:06pm
OK, so when you call, they stammer for a bit, then ask you to call back in a few weeks once they've moved to Canada- not really what I was after on a transatlantic phonecall.

I used a seperate email address to see what was up- got back to me within 3 days, then, once I showed them the above photo, which I had already sent via my other email, they clammed up tighter than tectonics.

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