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Scary Bindings seen in the wild!

Dadskier

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What the heck is that binding? There's no toe piece?
Spademan

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cantunamunch

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What the heck is that binding? There's no toe piece?

There is a metal butterfly plate that mounts on the bottom of the boot that interfaces with the clamping jaws.

Pretty accurate release but an absolute PITA to walk on.

That said, I know guys who kept theirs for decades because it allowed them to have massive leg length discrepancy correction.

But never mind the bindings. Can you identify the boot?

Notice also - sabre grips with skinny poles :D
 
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Philpug

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What the heck is that binding? There's no toe piece?
That my friend is a Spademan.

 

Royal

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if it is the same guy I spoke with a few years a go at ALTA, he refuses to ski any other binding. puts Spademans on all his new skis. He even has the Jigs for mounting. FWIW I have several pair(thanks Lowell) and they test just fine with my Vermont Safety Device. I personally would not (and do not) hesitate to ski these bindings.
 

Bob Simpson

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There is a metal butterfly plate that mounts on the bottom of the boot that interfaces with the clamping jaws.

Pretty accurate release but an absolute PITA to walk on.

That said, I know guys who kept theirs for decades because it allowed them to have massive leg length discrepancy correction.

But never mind the bindings. Can you identify the boot?

Notice also - sabre grips with skinny poles :D
Cantunamunch,

Kind of looks like a Dale Boot.
 

Rio

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What the heck is that binding? There's no toe piece?
Spademan bindings. They were sold in the 70s & mainly used by freestyle skiers. You have to mount a plate on the boot. If the boot had a gap between the toe and heel you had to fill it with steel wool and putty for the plate. Their appeal was they released in all directions. Their main flaw was they released in all directions when you didn't want them to.
 
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Erik Timmerman

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I’ll put my 5 yo on these 30 year old bindings. Should be fine.
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tch

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OUCH!
 

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