Not only was there alot of strap failure, but the physical design had some major flaws, the main one being that the thong holds down your big toe, which is good for ergonomics and control; unfortunately your little toe and the outside edge of your foot is what faces forward and collects snow. Without a physical restriction like a toestrap, or even like the thong on the big toe, snow builds under the little toe and outside of your foot, little by little until the binding fails. This is not a big deal for urban or park laps where you can clear it constantly, however dropping back bowls in waist deep powder they can be a NIGHTMARE - like every 30 feet..
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