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Old 11-29-2010, 09:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You are just weak.
Smash it shut its supposed to be like that. Better that its hard as hell to close.
Basically a stupid design, should have put screws there. I mean I only adjust that once in my lifetime anyways.

My let toestrap one kept opening on the hill yesterday. I'm gonna ziplock tie it doen maybe. Really bad design. Else, the bindings fully rocked.
i'll let the shop guys smash it shut so if they break it it wont be my fault
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i'll let the shop guys smash it shut so if they break it it wont be my fault
Good call.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey Fanshu,

First, sorry to hear you've been caused some frustration while trying to set up your new Targas. Do not fear, however, because we have a quick and easy solution for you. To explain the matter a bit more, our 2011 line of bindings have an increased tension between the ankle strap clamp and the ankle adjuster strap. We did this to eliminate the possibility of the strap falling off while riding. The clamp may be difficult to lock at first, but it will become easier to close with use. It's our best suggestion that if you are having trouble closing the clamp, to face the strap upside down (clamp facing down) and place it against the top of a table. By using the surface as leverage and pushing down on it, it will lock into place. The clamp does become less difficult to close after locking it once, making it easier to adjust the length of your ankle strap.

Feel free to get in touch with us if it's still giving you trouble. If you ever have questions, concerns, or just want to talk shred, hit us up with an email and we'll get back to you shortly.

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hey Fanshu,

First, sorry to hear you've been caused some frustration while trying to set up your new Targas. Do not fear, however, because we have a quick and easy solution for you. To explain the matter a bit more, our 2011 line of bindings have an increased tension between the ankle strap clamp and the ankle adjuster strap. We did this to eliminate the possibility of the strap falling off while riding. The clamp may be difficult to lock at first, but it will become easier to close with use. It's our best suggestion that if you are having trouble closing the clamp, to face the strap upside down (clamp facing down) and place it against the top of a table. By using the surface as leverage and pushing down on it, it will lock into place. The clamp does become less difficult to close after locking it once, making it easier to adjust the length of your ankle strap.

Feel free to get in touch with us if it's still giving you trouble. If you ever have questions, concerns, or just want to talk shred, hit us up with an email and we'll get back to you shortly.

- Justin @ Rome SDS
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Hey Justin,

I will try the upside table thing befoer i go to the store, its just i tried a few times with brute force and it left marks on the ladder. i didnt want to pursue like stomping on it with my foot with force or other means cause i thought it would break the teeth on tbe bottom of the ladder or damage the binding. lets hope it closes
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good news, i got it to close...bad news i opened it and tried reclosing to see how much "easier" it would be next time...ya it wasnt fml
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well, moral of the story is get it to where you want it, close it, LEAVE IT ALONE. Once the thing is set right, there really is no reason to undo it.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:45 AM   #17 (permalink)
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fanshu -

i had the SAME problem with my 2011 rome 390 boss's. i called rome and they gave the same response rome gave above. it didnt work for me, but i eventually got it to close using my hands. i think i bruised my hands in the process, but it definitely got easier to close after the first time you do it, ONLY if you dont move the strap that much. once u clamp down on the strap, the plastic strap kinda gets indents where you clamp it, so it becomes easier to close there. but once u move it enough, it will be like starting all over again. but fear not, its not broken, just REALLY secure. so its not impossible, ull get it just keep trying!
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good news, i got it to close...bad news i opened it and tried reclosing to see how much "easier" it would be next time...ya it wasnt fml
The next time you try and close it, get some leverage. Go and get a vise grip or some type of flat nosed pliers, add some cushioning on the teeth of the pliers so as not to ruin your bindings and squeeze. Squeeze lightly at first and slowly add pressure. It'll save your fingers and allow you to cloe it a little easier.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yup, leverage is your friend. How else did the Egyptians build pyramids?

Oh, Aliens....

Maybe you should just get some aliens instead
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