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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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frozen ratchets

by the end of my most recent pow day, my ratchets were freezing up with caked snow/ice. I've had this happen before without too much hassle, but, this time, on my last two runs, one of my ankle straps kept coming undone halfway down the run. This situation could obviously be pretty dangerous.

Are there any tricks to make sure my straps stay ratcheted in these cold powder conditions? I'm using rome targas, if that matters.
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I've never really heard of this before, but maybe clearing off your bindings every once in a while during the day might help
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by the end of my most recent pow day, my ratchets were freezing up with caked snow/ice. I've had this happen before without too much hassle, but, this time, on my last two runs, one of my ankle straps kept coming undone halfway down the run. This situation could obviously be pretty dangerous.

Are there any tricks to make sure my straps stay ratcheted in these cold powder conditions? I'm using rome targas, if that matters.
Whack them on your baseplate or highback while they're undone.

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sounds like a plan
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o.k., so it wasn't the Targas fault after all (didn't think so, considering they have relatively high-end ratchets).

Turns out, my pant's boot cuffs were freezing and curling in, creating a hook that was pulling up and releasing my ankle ratchets. A solution that seemed to work yesterday was to leave my pants legs inside my highbacks when I strap in (something I used to never do).
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That could be a problem
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my targa ratchets do the same thing, but like poo flinger said, I just bang them out n ur good to go
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