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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, just compared the 2 footbeds. I will post pictures when I can. Basically, the faulty footpad has the holes shaved off a bit, making the bolt slide right through. Whereas the good footbed is a perfect "O" allowing the bolt to hold it's position and thread through. Kinda sucks, just hoping Union will get back to me..

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if anyone is interested.. I put up a video for the guys at sierrasnowboard. I was hoping they had an extra part or something. Union hasn't gotten back to me yet.

YouTube - union binding.AVI

And yeah, I've applied enough force (pun not intended lol) on the bad binding, screw just won't go into place.
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the threads are stripped, you need a new baseplate

or you can get a slightly bigger screw and tap new threads into the baseplate
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Ok so not trying to sound like a dick here but it looks like you stripped it. The foot bed differences you point out at the end are irrelevant. The screw simply passes through the foot bed and threads into the base of the binding. The base of the binding is plastic and the screw is metal. You have to be very careful and make sure you are screwing it in at a 90 degree angle. You are very careless with that screwdriver and metal wins over plastic every time. You can even see the hole is stripped in the video and the plastic is even discolored. If the foot bed was screwed on when you un-boxed them and you had to unscrew it I don't think it's anything Union did. Just saying you should be more careful with metal hardware going into plastic.


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Thanks for the insight. If I stripped it, how can the bolt fit into the binding without the footbed?

And yeah, I was a bit careless screwing in the bolts.. I only had 1 free hand though. (Not saying that to excuse my poor screwing skills )

Also, when I received the bindings, the screws in the binding were actually in the bag. and the footbeds were slid into the binding. I never unscrewed the screws.
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Def stripped...just the top couple of threads where the bold catches when the footbed is on. Just go to home depot and re thread the hole and get a screw that fits it. It'll be a little thicker than the stock one so you 'll probably have to drill a little bigger hole in the foot bed to accomodate the new bolt...it's pretty easy to do.
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Okay, so I compared the 2 nuts in the binding and it looks like there was a small gap in the bad binding, which explains why the screw was catching with the footbed off, but not with it on. So I went to home depot and got the same screw but a quarter inch bigger and a washer. Fits perfectly now.

What's funny is that the binding has a "Inspected by MYT" sticker on the bottom of the binding. So far.. not a great experience, hopefully it'll improve when I get to try these on the mtn. Thanks for reading.
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Could have been a return after someone fucked it up. I've seen it plenty of times esp boots with broken liner laces.
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It almost sounds like the nut in the base plate wasn't in all the way. Either way, the longer screws did the trick. If you have the time I would still look at getting them replaced. No sense in having a binding that isn't 100% correct right out of the box.

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It almost sounds like the nut in the base plate wasn't in all the way. Either way, the longer screws did the trick. If you have the time I would still look at getting them replaced. No sense in having a binding that isn't 100% correct right out of the box.
Yeah, I was thinking about it but sierra are all out of the black forces. The warranty guys at Union haven't contacted me yet. So I'll see what they have to say..

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Could have been a return after someone fucked it up. I've seen it plenty of times esp boots with broken liner laces.
Yeah, that would be a big douche move for Sierrasnowboard to do. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.. Just bad luck.

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