Post subject: voile hardware and loose straps on burton bindings
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:59 am
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:59 pm Posts: 116 Location: Splittin' time between NJ and Spokane
hey gang, this is hard to explain but i'll try. wish i took a phot as you now how many words a pic is worth.
the voile hardware as you all know raises the binding off of the board about a 1/2 inch or so and the bindings, at least my missions are wider than the voile plates. this means that, if i am not paying attention, the toe straps can:
a) move around when your feet are not in the bindings (e.g. if you are carrying the board). this is not a huge problem but its an extra thing to check.
b) potentially could drop out. frankly i think this is a longshot as the clearance would not make it likely, but it makes me nervous. i dontt like them hanging there in the breeze like they do.
so, the biggest annoyance is really "a" bc the toe cap straps i use only stay down on my toe when the straps are in the second position rearward towards the heel. when they move up to the forward position, which it always seems to do, the angle is funky and it tends to make the cap strap pop off the top of the boot. just like flipping the chinese hooks, its another bloody thing to check at the transistion.
i wish i had a picture, i am sure this makes no sense. these problems do not occur on a std board bc the bindings are mounted flush against the board.
so i am looking to mc guyver something up tonight, but was wondering if anyone else ran into this, and solved it.
When I started splitting I had burton Missions, and lost one of my toe straps on one of my first tours. Since then, I just use silicone, or shoe goo underneath and it works great.
With your boots off of your feet, put your boots in your bindings, and crank the straps tight. Make sure your straps have the proper location, angle, etc. Then leave your boots in place, flip the bindings upside down, and cover the toe straps starting point with shoe goo or silicone. Let it dry overnight, and this treatment should last for a looooooong time.