Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:57 am Posts: 34 Location: Denver
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?
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:10 pm Posts: 1381 Location: UT
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.
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1619 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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.
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:10 am Posts: 1159 Location: Denver
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...