Bindings: 2017/18 Bent Metal Logic Mounted To:Capita Defenders of Awesome Stance: 15/-15 and 23″ wide. Rider Size: 6′, 180lbs Test Conditions: Ice, Parks, Touch of Pow
Winged Urethane Highbacks
Twist Cube forward lean adjustment
Mini Disc 2×4 and Channel Compatible
Smooth ladders and buckles
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Gear nerds asking about them all the time
No canted food beds
No bells or whistles
Tech Nerd’s Take: 4 Point Review
The Ride: The winged eurothane highbacks made for a responsive ride, which let me press with ease. The footbeds gave me a great edge-to-edge response. The Bent Metal Logic bindings are at home in the park or free riding in all the conditions Aspen had to offer.
Comfort: I’ve been riding the Bent Metal Logics to teach lessons ranging from total beginners to those learning dynamic carving, and they were comfortable in either case. Rather than going with a super padded strap, Mervin kept things minimalist allowing the ankle strap to form to you boot. This keeps them from creating pressure points and strap discomfort. I do wish they had canted footbeds; after several consecutive days in them I noticed some knee discomfort I don’t usually feel with canted beds.
Functionality: Getting in and out of the Bent Metal Logics is a breeze. The ratchets and ladders are smooth and easy to operate. They did not hang me up in the lift line, I was generally able to unstrap while I was still riding to the lift. I wasn’t able to test the Bent Metal Logic‘s on and frigid Colorado days, but thus far I haven’t had issues with the buckles freezing.
Overall: My first impression of the Bent Metal Logics had me leery. The straps look under-engineered by modern standards. However, there is beauty and comfort in the Logic’s simplicity. I’ve officially adopted them as my daily driver bindings this winter for teaching, as well as riding park and all-mountain terrain. Paired with the Capita Defenders of Awesome, I couldn’t be happier.