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Old 08-26-2014, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was doing my weekly kickstarter browsing and found these

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ref=nav_search

They seem interesting, not sure how they would do in the real world. but being one of those lazier people, that don't like the ratcheting (I am an avid flow user)
these looked interesting since they don't require you to bend down to lock in, the bit that has me worried little is the release. they look neat though
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's actually their second attempt at fundraising the project!!!!!

Launched on Idigogo about 12 months ago!!!!!

While the tech looks pretty good, one major complaint (and has been a real turn off) is the name "Strewth"!!!!!

For us guys Down Under, it's the equivalent of someone in the States callin their new bindings "YeeHaws", or "Shin Digs"!!!!!

* Disclaimer - Maybe some people like these names?????
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Firstly, the name is terrible, but is bending down to strap one binding really all that hard? It generally takes about 5 seconds depending where you are standing.

If someone wants to invent something, it needs to be an engine powered snowboard to take you back up the hill.
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I agree out of all the problems in the world the 10 seconds to strap into your bindings doesn't really need solving, and anyway why do they always say "no more sitting down to strap in"? I skate of a lift if it's steep use the board to cut a flat ledge and strap in standing up.
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i didnt look at the proposal in detail, but how are these different from Flow bindings ?
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I agree out of all the problems in the world the 10 seconds to strap into your bindings doesn't really need solving, and anyway why do they always say "no more sitting down to strap in"? I skate of a lift if it's steep use the board to cut a flat ledge and strap in standing up.
I think you are missing the appeal for many gummers like me. The issue is not the time saving, it is the bending down, getting on our buts and cranking. it starts to hurt when you get old and or out of shape. The appeal to me on these is, that unlike my flows, I would not even have to bend down to lock them in place (though I would have to do so to unlock), This gets especially tiresome, if you live in areas like I do where the hills are smaller so you are strapping in and out many times a day. hope this puts the appeal in perspective
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They would probably have more returns on licensing there tech to other companies... That is of course if the tech is worth having, in which case they would have no work and returns on every set sold... Surely that would be a better business model for them right now...??? If of course it is tech that works and would be deemed usable by other companies already established...!

Flow took a few years to get it right, K2 never really got it right... So i don't think there is a business case for yet another quick release / step in binding...
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….one major complaint (and has been a real turn off) is the name "Strewth"!!!!!

For us guys Down Under, it's the equivalent of someone in the States callin their new bindings "YeeHaws", or "Shin Digs"!!!!!

* Disclaimer - Maybe some people like these names?????
Can't recall exactly where I heard it used, other than I'm sure it was on TV or a movie or sum shit but, I was under the impression that "Strewth" was actually a sort of drinking toast of sorts. …No?

Is it really the down under equivalent of some redneck shouting out Yee-Haw???

So if I undertand the usage you're describing,… You're "Gacked" about nailing your run down the triple black or mogul run or sum shit and you'd be shouting "Strewth" on your way down???? Somehow, it Just seems like a strange combination of consonants to be shouting out in excitement to me!
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Can't recall exactly where I heard it used, other than I'm sure it was on TV or a movie or sum shit but, I was under the impression that "Strewth" was actually a sort of drinking toast of sorts. …No?

Is it really the down under equivalent of some redneck shouting out Yee-Haw???

So if I undertand the usage you're describing,… You're "Gacked" about nailing your run down the triple black or mogul run or sum shit and you'd be shouting "Strewth" on your way down???? Somehow, it Just seems like a strange combination of consonants to be shouting out in excitement to me!
Nah, it's not the equivalent to my examples!!!!! I just typed the first things that came to mind!!!!!

Strewth, is more so used as you'd use the term "Geeze", "Crikey", or "Awe Crap"!!!!!

eg Strewth Chomps, ya back thingamajig is gettin about as low as a red belly's arsehole!!!!! Ya wanna get it sorted before it ends up as useful as a dead dingo's donga, mate!!!!!
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