Remember step-in bindings? They were shit. But their total lack of success hasn’t stopped someone else trying to save you burning the two calories it takes to bend down and strap in.
Introducing Instinctive Bindings, who claim to have created the ultimate in hassle-free binding technology (cos you know, ratchets are such a hassle) – one that clamps down onto your boot as soon as you step in.
It might sound like a good idea, but a closer look at the product description reveals a fatal flaw: “Once the user enters the binding they trigger the mechanism that clamps the unistrap shut”
That’s right, you’re stepping into a contraption that grabs onto your foot and is designed to withstand any sort of high impact – basically tiny plastic bear traps.
We have no idea how they set the sensitivity on these things but we can’t help thinking that the spring loaded mechanism looks like something they’d dream up for the Saw movie franchise.
Yep, once you get these puppies on there’s no telling how you’re going to get them off.
Nutcase rating: 6/10
Likelihood of ever catching on: 3/10
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