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Td2 Stepins vs regular: which is stronger....

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Hi guys

I am on my second rear bail failure of the season. (Front foot both times)

Starting to wonder if i should switch to stepins....

Which one is supposed to be stronger?

I knom stepins have less "play".

I bought a new F2 speedster 163 WC, definitely stiffer than my old coiler angry.

Would that be related?

I am 6'1 and 215 lbs wondering what kind of bindings the "big boys" are running here....

Thks for the input!

 

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If you’re asking which is stiffer, then stepins. But if you mean by “stronger”, “which one will I break less often, if at all”, then stiffer doesn’t necessarily relate to longevity. 

I think the least likely binding to fail due to stress would be the one that has some flexibility designed in and implemented with the burliest materials. 

You might take a look at the SG bindings that upzboots.com is rep’ing in North America. Same basic design as the F2, but   more heavy-duty and with some design improvements. 

Also check out Thirst Snowboards Facebook page, I think he has a set of the SGs on sale that he was showing at MCC. Still brand new, never been out of the box. 

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Hmmm....i dont trust the front plastic bails of the F2 or the SG....

Here in the northeast they break like nothing when it's cold.

Looks like i should.try step ins then.

Anybody else care to.add something?

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30 minutes ago, brice540iit said:

Here in the northeast they break like nothing when it's cold.

Man someone better tell F2 stat!

 

That's a lawsuit waiting to happen! 🙄

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Big and fat!  Bomber TD 3 step in!  The boot binding interface is tight and strong, and I use a flexible boot.  I check the bindings before riding just to make sure nothing is loose.

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1 hour ago, lonbordin said:

Man someone better tell F2 stat!

1 hour ago, lonbordin said:

 

I love F2 products...i just bought a speedster😁

I just remember that back in the days the plastic toe bail of plates would break.

Regardless of brands....

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21 minutes ago, brice540iit said:

I just remember that back in the days the plastic toe bail of plates would break.

That is why the TD3 is great. I am a big guy and have never broke one. I have worn out the eye that the shaft goes through but easy to replace.

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2 hours ago, brice540iit said:

Anybody else care to.add something?

Might not be the binding. Might be how you're loading the binding.

Did both bails break in a similar location?

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Just checked mine and was surprised to find what looks like a tooling mark on the bail wire about halfway between the eye end and the first bend. Both inside and outside of both heel bails. Not from boot rub - maybe the forming mandrel picked up some damage?

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