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Old 04-01-2010, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default k2 Formula loose on never summer heritage-r

So I took out my NS heritage-r for the second time of the season, since it loose up on my last time to loveland, I made sure that I tightened the screws on my base plate once again before I go this time

However when I have my boots tightened into the bindings, and I can move the whole bindings with my feet going left -right on them.
I wonder if someone else had this problem with the formulas or not?

they are really sweet when riding but this thing got me scared tho

another question, since the screws had wavy shaped metal on them and the baseplate disk has wavy stuff as well, could that be that I did not assembled them properly ?

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So, they're getting tight, but loosening up?

If so, put a dab of Loc-tite on there then cinch them down good and tight. Problem solved!
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So I took out my NS heritage-r for the second time of the season, since it loose up on my last time to loveland, I made sure that I tightened the screws on my base plate once again before I go this time

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another question, since the screws had wavy shaped metal on them and the baseplate disk has wavy stuff as well, could that be that I did not assembled them properly ?
Possible. I find K2 mounting plates tricky to use in that you MUST make sure that you've lined up all of the "wavy" teeth in the correct orientation before screwing down. The teeth should obviously be perfectly inset into the grooves on the plate, but it's VERY easy for the metal bracket to shift as you screw it down. It's really a two hand operation, and you've really got to pay attention to it. Pain in the butt if you ask me... Make sure those are all correctly oriented before you tighten down. It's really easy to miss if you don't notice that's how they're supposed to line up.

Make sure you really are screwed in too. Should have a good bit of tension on your final quarter turns, and you should try yanking your bindings around to make sure it's set.

If that's all good and you're still somehow loose, perhaps your screws are stripped, or you just need a little Loctite or silicon plumber's tape to lock our screws in.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks to yall, will try this and see what's going on for the weekend

if things don't quite work out, i'll just return them to my local shop and maybe getting something else for my freeride , maybe some cartel or co2
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Are the bindings rotating or canting or what? Did you line everything up right and torque the screws down properly? Really think it's some sort of user error here, just need to figure out what kind.
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4 pairs of Formulas I can tell you it's something with NS and them. Crank them tighter than you think you need to and just realize that the reverse camber puts more stress on them and causes them to loosen up. Shit happens it's just these two products don't mesh entirely well.
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4 pairs of Formulas I can tell you it's something with NS and them. Crank them tighter than you think you need to and just realize that the reverse camber puts more stress on them and causes them to loosen up. Shit happens it's just these two products don't mesh entirely well.
Well, there ya go. You mentioned possibly returning them earlier. Maybe that's the route you need to go.

I know I had issues with Ride bindings getting loose on my NS Heritage and I've had not issues since I switched to Flux bindings.
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4 pairs of Formulas I can tell you it's something with NS and them. Crank them tighter than you think you need to and just realize that the reverse camber puts more stress on them and causes them to loosen up. Shit happens it's just these two products don't mesh entirely well.
damn, was really hyped about the formula after reading on your blog. wha'ts your resolution on your ns deck? still using them or which alternative did you go ?

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Well, there ya go. You mentioned possibly returning them earlier. Maybe that's the route you need to go.

I know I had issues with Ride bindings getting loose on my NS Heritage and I've had not issues since I switched to Flux bindings.
yeah, I think I need to try flux as well, but can't find any in my local shop to actually see the construction and etc.
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I'm not going to lie my bindings are pretty much loose every time I ride a NS deck. Yes I do hit 20 and 30 foot jumps with my bindings playing around its something I've come to terms with. Crank em as tight as you can get em and see what happens. I just think it's something with how they're r.c. tech is.
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ditto, although i usually just go down and tighten it and then its good for the day...

Dont know if its just the change in temperature going from my house up to the cold mountain and vice versa that loosens it, and coupled with riding...
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