Originally Posted by Marumm
I recently picked up a pair of Rome 390 Bosses for the canted footbeds, which are really comfortable and have been great on my knees so far. However, each of the two times I've taken them up this year, the ankle straps have unfastened, seemingly spontaneously, three times. It's happened twice on my front foot, and once on the rear foot, so it's at least not just a single crappy ratchet.
The second time it happened, I was on the lift, a good 40+ feet over the ground, when the guy next to me looks over and says, "Uhh dude, you know your binding's undone?" I look down, and sure enough, the only thing keeping my board attached to my feet is the toe strap on my left foot. Scary.
So for those with this binding- have you noticed that the release mechanism is extremely touchy? My old P1.1s (which I'm going back to) certainly need a lot more effort to get them to release. The Rome ones just seem to need a teeny tap and they're off. It makes me wonder if I'm missing a locking or fastening mechanism on the things.
Man...i hate to be "that guy" on the board that always chimes in on the same issue...but your complains are word for word. I have targas and countless rachets later...still the same issue. But yes, I feel you pain. The burton rachets release just as easy...BUT the biggest design difference is that the tab is not positioned in a way that it can easily be knocked open. With the burtons...you have to kinda pull the lever perpendicular to the ladder and then up. No pant cuff or whatever will perform that motion when you're riding.
I am somewhat happy that others experience the same thing so i dont feel crazy...but i feel terrible as well cause its the most frustrating and dangerous thing ever