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 Post subject: Releasable Avalanche Bindings
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Are there any companies that make a releasable snowboard binding? I was wondering because I keep reading information about how dangerous snowboards can be in an avalanche and was wondering if anyone makes anything that would release your board during an avalanche.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:20 am 
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slides are dangerous on skis too, and its best to avoid them entirely.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:31 am 
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a quick search of the forums does wonders...

http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtop ... highlight=

http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtop ... highlight=


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 Post subject: Clicker w/Cords?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:48 am 
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i've always thought i could tie a string to the little hole in the Clicker plastic release tab, run them up my pants leg, then put them somewhere to grab.

little bit of dreaming as i thought it would be tough to place the actual release end of the cord the right way so that it would work, keep tension, etc.

anybody done/thought of that?


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 Post subject: releasable stuff...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:08 am 
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Some folks have rigged releases for clickers... Another option if you hardboot in snowboard boots is to go the "intec" route. It's a stepin for hardbooters and has a pull-release integrated into the boot. Requires boots with "Intec" compatable heals. An extension can be rigged up the pants leg from the boot to provide a remote release as well.

Anyway, this is an area that still can use some work... I still have the paranoid worry of only a partial release. One foot, not the other. I've watched it happen and my knee still cringes at the thought...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:15 am 
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K2 actually offered an avy-release strap for Clickers like 6-8 yeas ago. It basically went between the release levers and you just reach down and yank it to eject both bindings. I always wondered, "Wouldn't that suck if a tree branch or something caught that leash while riding?"


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 Post subject: "Miller"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:42 am 
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Found the binding I was thinking of, but it appears they may have stopped making it due to the lack of support they could get for it. The old link was: http://www.warshawsweb.com/miller/ but it now just forwards to "Revelotion snowboards" and doesn't show the binding anymore...

Search the web for "Miller" and "Z Interface" and you'll find some info on the concept...

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