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Old 01-07-2010, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I am just getting back into boarding after a LONG hiatus...like LONG. My 8 yr old son took a lesson and is hooked so I bought him a Burton Chopper and we have started going out. I noticed that the padding on my binding straps is seriously breaking down (dry rotted) and I love how nice even the low end Burton Custom Smalls bindings are.

In looking around it seems like every current binding uses a disc system to secure it to the board but this won't work with my Lib Tech Matt Cummings circa 1993. The board is in great shape and as the current Lib Techs are it was pretty pricey so I would rather not just ditch it and get a new board. Do I have any options for new bindings? What are the chances the straps from a new set of bindings will be compatible with my old K2 bindings?

Any help appreciated.
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im a bit confused, your snowboard doesnt have a 4 hole insert pattern?
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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man, a guy had this board for sale here a little while ago and he ended up selling it to the snowboarding museum. you could possibly sell it for a good chunk and use the money for a new board.
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im a bit confused, your snowboard doesnt have a 4 hole insert pattern?
Yea back in the dark ages...when we rubbed sticks together to make fire...boards used 5 bolts to secure the bindings. One in the middle and then two at the front and back of the binding. Bolt circle diameter is like 8" and the holes front and rear were 2" apart. The boards and bindings actually had more than 5 holes so that you could get different stance angles and in some cases widths. For instance the K2 bindings I have 25 holes per binding base and the Lib Tech MC has 7 holes for the rear binding. I think there are like 3 different angles you could get both positive and negative plus 0į.

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man, a guy had this board for sale here a little while ago and he ended up selling it to the snowboarding museum. you could possibly sell it for a good chunk and use the money for a new board.
Ok so I am not sure if you are just messing with me or what...but if I could sell this thing to a museum I would.

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I don't think he's joking, but I dunno.

My question is why don't you purchase a used board that's far newer then yours and put current model bindings on it? You can get boards for dam cheap, especially last season used ones.

You could score a decent board for around $100-$150 easily
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I don't think he's joking, but I dunno.

My question is why don't you purchase a used board that's far newer then yours and put current model bindings on it? You can get boards for dam cheap, especially last season used ones.

You could score a decent board for around $100-$150 easily
Oh really the cost isn't a huge issue...if I HAVE to get a new board and bindings then at some point I will...but this thing was a $575 board and the board itself is fine, plenty of life left in it.

Looking at them more, I think only the upper strap needs to be replaced and I think I have seen replacement straps for sale so I guess I will give that a run.
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i'm serious, but i cant find the thread. maybe it was on another forum? but props on your first board! swallowtails are so rare now and the only company i know that makes them is winterstick. do you still have it?
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As honorable as it is to keep shredding the old stick, technology has come a long ways and you will likely have much more fun on a new school board. There is a difference ( =
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i'm serious, but i cant find the thread. maybe it was on another forum? but props on your first board! swallowtails are so rare now and the only company i know that makes them is winterstick. do you still have it?
No I haven't had that for years. Went to the 1989 Burton Cruise then '92 PJ, '93 Brushie, '93 Air and '93 Twin. It looks like the last year Burton used the old bolt pattern was '93. The Lib Tech is about that vintage as well because I graduated HS in '92 so the LibTech is a '93 or '94
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new board, check
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