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 Post subject: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:22 pm 
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I use Burton Custom bindings on my split and I've had a problem with the non-ratchet side toe strap falling out when switching modes. The strap sits in a groove and normally, a solid board would just hold it in place. Anyone come across this problem and have a solution?


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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:32 pm 
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I have Burton Triads and Tech Nine Team bindings, both of which have this problem. Seems like all cap straps are setup this way.
So, I leave the toe strap strapped at all times, unless I'm about to strap in. Its a pain in the as, but it beats losing the ratchet.

I've considered taking a piece of thin plastic (the same thickness as the slider gasket) and wide enough to span under both sides of the bindings toe edge. Then cut off that same amount from the front of the gasket. Hopefully there would be enough pressure to hold it all together and act as if it were flush on a normal topsheet.

Will re-post if I ever get around to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:33 am 
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Once again, Sparks is the answer.


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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:11 am 
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Older Flows also have this issue. Once Again, Duct Tape is the answer... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:15 am 
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Ecobrad wrote:
Once again, Sparks is the answer.


Homeboy, if I had the coin to drop on some Sparks I sure as shit wouldn't be riding a DIY w/ old customs on it... :(

Shep wrote:
Older Flows also have this issue. Once Again, Duct Tape is the answer... :wink:

Shep


This has been the solution up to this point, but I'm hoping to do something a little more permanent.


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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:29 am 
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do not underestimate the permanence of duct tape...

If they pop out to switch from toe cap to old style and you'll never switch then you can probably superglue a bit of foam or maybe file down a lego piece and glue that.


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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:15 pm 
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I think it was DJ Barney a while back who recommended using Shoe Goo to fill the slot. When I was using the Burton interface I tried duct tape, which worked OK but didn't last very long. I'd give the Shoe Goo method a try. Plus it's a lot cheaper than Sparks. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:56 pm 
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I've yet to get my split out, but I've had the problem when swapping bindings on old boards of mine. Just thinking out loud, but safety wire would probably work to keep it in there.


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 Post subject: Re: Burton Binding Issue
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:11 pm 
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before I got sparks I just put a thin strip of duct tape on the straps above the binding base, below the teeth and it worked all season no problem. Like nothingmuch said, its pretty permanent. You could always gorilla glue a piece of plastic there too...

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