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Budget Whitewoods NNN bindings any good? SLOP!

Postby JeffOYB » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:02 pm

I bought some Whitewoods NNN bindings. I haven't tried em yet. My brother also got some. He just mounted them and notices a LOT OF SLOP. That seems really bad. I'm guessing we'll have to return them.

They are installed w just 2 screws for the front portion. They have a flexy rubber button.
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Re: Budget Whitewoods NNN bindings any good? SLOP!

Postby Magnus Johansson » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:38 pm

JeffOYB wrote:I bought some Whitewoods NNN bindings. I haven't tried em yet. My brother also got some. He just mounted them and notices a LOT OF SLOP. That seems really bad. I'm guessing we'll have to return them.

They are installed w just 2 screws for the front portion. They have a flexy rubber button.

Jeff, are you talking about Rottefella Basic? It seems like that binding has been discontinued by Rottefella.

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Re: Budget Whitewoods NNN bindings any good? SLOP!

Postby JeffOYB » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:22 pm

Yeah. It's in a box with a big "whitewoods" on it and a small "Rottefella" in the corner.

I bought em on close-out so not surprised they're discontinued. Also, they're sloppy. I can't imagine they're useful. I'll have to try out a set first, though.
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Re: Budget Whitewoods NNN bindings any good? SLOP!

Postby Blah » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:23 am

That binding is meant strictly for light touring use where some play and slop don't matter. I'm guessing you are using it for the incorrect purpose.

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Re: Budget Whitewoods NNN bindings any good? SLOP!

Postby JeffOYB » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:06 pm

Ha... there's a designed duty where crappiness isn't bad. Light touring used to mean sporty skiing on casual trails without a pack. I would think that all ski gear should be designed for good quality. There isn't a demographic where slop is tolerable. Oh well. Yeah, I'm trying to ski on them. I hope that I don't just shatter the things.
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Re: Budget Whitewoods NNN bindings any good? SLOP!

Postby Magnus Johansson » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:52 am

JeffOYB wrote:I would think that all ski gear should be designed for good quality.

Perhaps David B would say that is a Bolshevik skater's notion; think of the East German (GDR) light bulb with a lifespan of 25 years.

JeffOYB wrote: There isn't a demographic where slop is tolerable. Oh well. Yeah, I'm trying to ski on them. I hope that I don't just shatter the things.

I think you are right, Jeff, but do try them out; they might prove better than expected.


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