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Old 11-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
grab the front of the toe strap and pull. It will slip up without much effort. Get any other brand set up right and try the same thing. Its either much harder or doesn't happen at all. The front of the toe strap just sticks out way too fuckin far. It'll get caught on the snow and ripped up.

I tried every hole on the toe strap and all the positions where the straps meet the baseplate. I even did all that at every adjustment of the heelcup. 0, 1, and 2. That's why I spent 2 hours doin it. Trying literally every single configuration with 2 boots takes time. CAUSE NOTHING IS FUCKING TOOL LESS. K2's absolute baseline binding for men is completely tool less. The most expensive binding from Union still requires a driver for the toe strap.
Hold on....you tried every permutation and could NOT get them to work with a 32 Lashed boot? I'm finding this really hard to believe. I rode my contacts and DLXs with my first boot, a 32 Lashed, and had to take maybe 15 minutes to get the toe strap right (old style) with the contacts, and way less than that on the DLX toe strap. The new toe strap is better than both. I'm willing to bet if you got your average shop kid to help you set those up, they'd get it done. If set up properly they won't drag on teh snow 50 days during a season of learning Eurocarves and my toe strap looks tits.

Also, 2 hours?!?! Because it's not toolless?!?!? C'mon, fella. There's one of two things at work here.

1. You're not setting up your boot properly before you ride, so you are using the "shop tables" on the hill, which have crappy tools. If that's the case, you're doing it wrong, because you're not dialing your gear in before you ride.

2. You are missing thumbs, or have problems using a screwdriver if it's taking that much longer to adjust a toe strap.

Again, maybe ask your local shop dude for help. Or I can help if you post pics.

Camo is a shop guy(I think), so maybe he can help you out.

Last edited by phony_stark; 11-07-2012 at 10:14 PM. Reason: Camo is a shop guy I think
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