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Old 01-20-2010, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright this has really started to frustrate me. So this year I bought the 2010 Ride EX's because of a budget and I had heard that they had made some significant changes to this years models. I've ridden them for about 15 days and consistently have to retighten the screws under the wedgie footbed. I tighten them with a drill until they can't turn anymore, trust me they are in their tight! Well anyways it seems that the main problem is water seeping in and getting into the screw holes on my board. When I undo my bindings there is literally a puddle of water there. Is this something along the lines of a defect in the product? Or am I just gonna have to live with it and keep taking off my bindings after every ride?

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Old 01-20-2010, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Would love to help but I havn't examined the new EX's... I have the 09 NRc's and the footbed is a bit different...

Can you post a picture of what you're talking about? Maybe someone has an answer for you though.

There is always the nifty blue loc tite fix.... I would be surprised if the screws don't have blue loc tite on them already
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The wedgie footbeds have nothing to do with the binding plate and screws, which haven't changed since last year. You either need longer screws if you feel they are too short, or to add loctite to the screw threads. I recommend adding a dab of loctite to each screw, letting it dry, and then screwing them down.
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Also make sure you didn't cross thread them with your big bag drill because then you won't ever get them tight.

Trust us, this has nothing to do with Wedgies.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Also make sure you didn't cross thread them with your big bag drill because then you won't ever get them tight.

Trust us, this has nothing to do with Wedgies.
Truth to that especially for $Lindz$. The dude modded wedgies to work with his binding.
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I'm thinking that you overtightened tham with the drill and that could be causing them to be able to loosen up with riding. If you're happy with your stance, try some loctite. Hand tight should be all anyone needs.
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Maybe wrap teflon tape around the screws and install...works on shower heads and pipe fittings to keep things tight.
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Maybe wrap teflon tape around the screws and install...works on shower heads and pipe fittings to keep things tight.
Pipe threads are tapered, totally different situation. With a straight cut thread the teflon will make it more likely to loosen not less as it's primarily a lubricant not a sealant. Loctite is the correct product here as long as it's metal to metal and not metal to plastic.
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many people have problems and post threads like this over and over...like surf star, my guess is you over tightened them with "the big bad drill" causing them to never get tight..i would highly recommend never using a drill on snowboard binding unless its torque adjusted and u tune it way down...but even then i believe the best way is to grag the biggest screw driver you can find, add a little lock tight in your case (new hardware come with it on it), and tighten them as hard as you can and stop when u feel the screw head starting to strip. if you strip the top or pop a blood vessel you have went to tight...and remember always tighten diagonal screws...so constantly tighten the screws across from each other.
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Maybe wrap teflon tape around the screws and install...works on shower heads and pipe fittings to keep things tight.
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that was going to be my suggestion. and its not like locktite, itll come free just as easy as it went it. if you go that route be sure to read labels, there are three different kinds with different properties.

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