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2006 O'Brien Xenon
Dual front lace. Separate forefoot and ankle adjustments. Padded tongue for smooth forward flex and comfort. Softer flex pattern for 2006.
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Reviewer: Amanda Schwartz
I love O’brien so much i ride the Atla 131 and i was so excited to get these bindings the first week i rode on them while attempting a 3 the tore off the board and broke the screws. Then i got new ones and this summer i fell on a tantrum and the bindings failed to release and i tore my knee up. Then at my last competition before nationals during my trial run one of my bindings tore through the screws once again and came off the board. These were amazing bindings but i am getting new ones they have NO reliability.
Reviewer: Nathan A
We have used both the 2006 Xenon and Ion bindings and have had reliability issues with both. We had two pairs of Ions break after a couple uses. The Xenon’s worked well for a while and perform very well, but have now also ripped out in the back in less then a year. I have enjoyed the performance, but not the reliability.
Reviewer: steve evans
I love these bindings, they feel great. There is no discomfort at all and entry is probably the easiest i have ever had. There is one problem though, not with the bindings but the mounting system. Twice now, during falls I have ripped the plastic heads off of the threads of the binding screw, causing them to come lose and inevitably loose the clamps at the bottom of the lake, and you are left with only one screw holding your binding on. I have recently called o’brien and they have redesigned this because apparently it happens a lot. They were glad to send me the redesigned set. So if your looking at o brien bindings keep this in mind and i would suggest calling o brien right away for the replacements. Just a little bit of torque and you will need them
Reviewer: Ryan Johnson
Overall, these are probably the best bindings i’ve ever worn. Not only do they look good, but they are well built. Ihave huge feet (size 15 to be exact) I had Obrien links (size XXL) for a few years, and the biggest problem that I kept having was that my feet wouldn’t slip into the bindings. They were not very comfortable, and they left me with no circulation to my feet. When I switched over to the Xenons, i liked them the first time I put them on. Not only were they comfortable, but I fit right into a LARGE! To go from an XXL and barely fitting my foot in, to a L and slipping into it every time make everything so much nicer. Also, when you tighten your feet, the grips do NOT let go, unless your feet are too small. On the downside, i’ve ripped out 2 rivots in my board from how well they hold. Also, when I take my feet out of the bindings, I tend to get cramps. That is not a very pleasant experience. Overall, I am giving these bindings a 4.5. They ARE that good, and no, it is not too good to be true.
Reviewer: corey giles
it is my first set of obrein bindings. so i do have to say the the bindings r very sweet they go great with the new vice board i just got. and i must say is a very cool board! ya so i really like the xenon bindings super cool ...BUT its been my 3RD set of bindings in a month and a half that i have to keep on returning because they just keep falling apart! like whats going on do all obrein bindings fall apart or what im return my xenons today because they broke again and i dont want to but im probably going to get a different brand of bindings.
Reviewer: Ryan Shimabukuro
The 2006 model has definitely improved in strength from the 2005 version. Footbeds still remain super comfy and form fitting while the overlays seem to hold even better then last years model.