Before I got the MojoRX I rode a Rossignol (built in the last millenium) for about 10 years and I never had a broken strap!
I don't feel secure now, especially when droping a line between rocks and trees! It is not ok to spend 300€/$ and then always have to worry and carry a second pair of straps (both, ankle and toe) or some tape, rope, wire, screwdriver, screw wrench, paper clips, or what else with you!
It is not ok to spend 300€/$ and then always have to worry
This is how it has always been. Snowboard gear is notorious for failing. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to get home safe. Stuff breaks; it happens. Just make sure you can get home safe. I try to have enough stuff to fix gear whether it is mine or someone else in the group. And the toe strap is a luxury, not a necessity, you can still make it home without one!
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Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Posts: 446 Location: Surfing or Splitboarding Downunder
Klafu Did you see signs of wear on the teeth? I know the first run of the straps were a bit soft and the teeth wore out early. I got a replacement sets of ladders (Voile) and they are holding up strong. They seem to have lasted the whole Sth Hemi season with no probs, but we don't get below -15degC on most days.
PedroDelfuego, I agree with you: if you are using your board more than 30-40 times, it is to suppose that something breaks (As you can read above I used my old Rossignol about 60-80 times in a period of about 8-10 years and non of the straps broke. My old board did cost me all about 450$ (board and binding). Now I bought a binding for 300, used it 2 times and a strap broke.)
Voile, Sparks, etc are manufacturers of bindings, they are experts and consumers expect, that the straps should last for more than 2 tours - in that case it is a failure of the manufacturer...
But could also be a fluke, I'll see on my next tours.
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:43 am Posts: 35 Location: Mt. Baker
It sucks when gear breaks. However, having dealt with Voile customer service (the easiest people in the world to deal with!) I'm sure you'll find a phone call into them worth your time to obtain replacement gear. I wouldn't be worried about gear breaking while riding, if it's gonna happen it'll be while you're strapping in.