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Offline Trailpatrol

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BobMaki Ski Bindings
« on: December 31, 2008, 07:15:20 pm »
Does anybody out there have any experience with Bob Maki cross-country ski bindings? I had never seen them before today, but they cost a third of Berwins.



Looks pretty cool and easy to repair, but do they work? How do they attach?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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Re: BobMaki Ski Bindings
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 07:41:03 pm »
I have never seen those but they look to work like Faber rubber snowshoe bindings.  You put your feet through the hole into the pocket and pull the back over your heel.  Work good on snowshoes down to -35 or so.  They don't have much lateral control but might be ok.



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Re: BobMaki Ski Bindings
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 12:19:02 am »
I worked at an Environmental Ed center for two winters and these bindings, or something very similar, were on many of our snowshoes.  They worked ok, their simplicity lends themselves well to use by kids, though kids feet often popped out of the toe pocket.

I have a hard time imagining them being used successfully as ski bindings, because of the previously mentioned, lack of lateral stability.

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Re: BobMaki Ski Bindings
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 07:46:24 pm »
My dad had a pair of those on every set of snowshoes he owned, i have a pair on my bear paws.