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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 09:21 PM
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I fine tuned mine and they work perfectly...
I assume you added a bit of forward lean, did you re-tighten the cable after? I do check regularly for loose screws, especially on the highback angle, that may fix the lateral play? SUre the weight might be an issue too..
They do require more tuning (wich I like) but stepping in and riding away in 5 seconds is priceless to me...I have them exactly tuned by now...hlafway in my season.
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I definitely like the ease of entry of them which is the core reason I picked them up. I think I've just started souring on them because of all the little things starting to add up to me. I actually didn't add any forward lean but I did rotate the highback on them which I'm sure has something to do with the cable slipping out of the guide on the heelcup. That said, don't put that feature on a binding if it's not going to work properly...
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Retighten the cable and you should be good... a little lean helps a lot on heel side carves...

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I'm considering these Cinch bindings as my first bindings come next season. I'm likely to wait and see what the 2012 bindings are like. But I'm hoping they'll be a similar system at least. I just wondered if these bindings are recommended for an ever advancing beginner/intermediate.
My only worries are:
A; the weight of them (as before too long I hope to start some freestyle)
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B; the reliability as after some reasearch it seems a lot of people soon begin to complain about the reliabilty after not too long. I'm hoping to get a good few years use out of them in all honesty....

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No issues after a season of riding...other than re-tightening the screws. They aren't much heavier than a pair of Cartels...

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Thanks Kirk! These are deffinetly winning im my wish-list for next season then!
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Thanks Kirk! These are deffinetly winning im my wish-list for next season then!
Man I loved having that quick entry on my pow days...I could strap on the lift when aI was alone..or in literally 6 seconds without sitting down.
And we all know how much a pole position on the slope is worth on a pow day

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I didn't have any durability issues with them after a season of riding, my gripes come from a bunch of little things just adding up. Are the cinch's overall a solid binding for a rear-entry alternative to flows with a more standard strap set-up? Yes...would I buy them again? No. But I feel most people who would go for them most likely wouldn't have the same complaints I have/had. I'm probably going to pick myself up a pair of Auto Evers for next season to try them out for an extended period having only had the chance to ride them briefly on a friends deck. I got my wife a pair of Auto's and she loved them so I'm going to give em a try as well. I'm hoping I'll get close to the same time savings but with a more sturdy binding that has less moving parts on it.
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Solution? Buy Flows. Better in every way.

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Solution? Buy Flows. Better in every way.
Gonna have to elaborate there, sounds kinda like baseless opinion.I have used both, one thing the K2s do have that I like is that it can be used as a traditional strap binding just as easily.
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