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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 09:24 AM
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People who base their gear choices on color make me lol.
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If it wasn't a lift what did you do. It looks like it broke from pressure coming from the backside of the binding, not from the direction you would stress it while riding it. Something must have gotten dropped on it, stepped on, etc. My guess is when you tripped on it skating you snapped it.
Agreed, this doesn't look like a fault in the binding. You can clearly see scuff marks on the top of the highback. I'm guessing the lift did break it, you just didn't notice until after your run.
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People who base their gear choices on color make me lol.
Good thing they have color options so you can get the gear and color you want...I've already been run into by a skier so yes, I choose bright colors when I can.
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Agreed, this doesn't look like a fault in the binding. You can clearly see scuff marks on the top of the highback. I'm guessing the lift did break it, you just didn't notice until after your run.
Thankfully someone else actually read this rather than just hating on Rome. It's hard to break a highback and nearly impossible to do it without it being your fault. I challenge anybody to show me a highback break they did while riding because in reality you don't put that much stress on it while riding. It's always a case of chairlift or dropping your board etc.

That being said most companies will send new ones anyway, not because they're acknowledging a faulty product but rather because sending someone a highback is a lot cheaper than people getting on forums and trashing the brand. Not sticking up for Rome, just saying there's a lot of false complaints towards a lot of companies even though they're actually doing the riders a favor by sending them stuff.
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Just seems odd I've never broken anything over 7 years riding yet these snap after 2 days riding groomers and powder. These are my third pair of bindings too and never had problems with others. Maybe they just scheap Chinese plastic I hear Ride uses too.
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99.999999999999999999999999999% of the time when a highback breaks it is operator error. Blame Chinese plastic all you want if it helps you sleep at night, but the odds are you're just lying to yourself.
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Just seems odd I've never broken anything over 7 years riding yet these snap after 2 days riding groomers and powder. These are my third pair of bindings too and never had problems with others. Maybe they just scheap Chinese plastic I hear Ride uses too.
It turns out you only need to step on a binding once in 7 years to break them. How you can complain about a company giving you free parts because you did something is pretty ridiculous. It only takes one mistake to break a highback and apparently it just happened to be that ou made it on these. Had you done the same on either of your other two bindings the outcome would have been the same and then you would have been complaining about that brand instead.
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Epoxy and duct tape you'll just look like a seasonaire.
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I have never tried riding without highbacks, but some people actual choose to. read this article about it on transworld if you want more info The Theory of No Highbacks by Mike Ranquet | Transworld Snowboarding
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