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- October 19, 2007 at 3:14 am #597902stomppowParticipant
my understanding of those frictionless mode telemark touring bindings is that it’s useful to have no friction during long approaches, and on long not so steep or firm snow like on glaciers, but on deep steep pow wouldn’t you want a bit of resistance?
I don’t understand how there are so many telemark touring bindings without release…
Any chance of a splitboard release system? 🙂 maybe the straps on the softboot bindings could come off at the pull of a ripcord?October 19, 2007 at 6:28 am #597903jimwParticipant
Any chance of a splitboard release system? 🙂 maybe the straps on the softboot bindings could come off at the pull of a ripcord?
Kinda like this mod that SanFrantastico came up with on his Frankenstein bindings:
Sounded like it wasn’t quite ready for prime time, but maybe could be the starting point for a releasable system for Will’s bindings? A failsafe avy release that can’t accidentally release would be a HUGE bonus!!October 21, 2007 at 9:11 pm #597904ShepParticipant
Somebody mentioned the damage that will be caused if one side releases and not the other. I dunno… Also, as some people have pointed out(perhaps other boards) there is (hmm, may be?) a serious liability factor to increasing the safety of a system but then having it malfunction and not release. Rottafella is doing a non-DIN-certified release on their NTN system, so it could be a very educational experience. Perhaps lawyers and insurance companies will see a positive experience from this and feel this sort of thing is less risky…
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