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K2 Cinch strap problems...Any advice?

Hey, everyone. I was wondering if anyone here uses the K2 Cinch CTX bindings. I've had mine since last season and absolutely love them with one exception...the traditional front straps are a killer to release. Most of the time, I use the back lever lock to get in and out pretty quickly in between runs which is awesome. But when I do want to use the traditional straps (eg. on a steep incline or just after wiping out), I find it really tough for the straps to release.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice on how to fix it or has K2 come out with a more user friendly strap system this year? Thanks in advance.

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My wife had the same problem, we solved it by putting the Cinches in a box in the garage and mounting Burton Lexas on her board.
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My wife had the same problem, we solved it by putting the Cinches in a box in the garage and mounting Burton Lexas on her board.
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I have two solutions for you:

Flow NXT-ATSE Snowboard Bindings 2011

Flow NXT-FSE Mens Snowboard Bindings 2011

Don't be fooled, you can strap in and out like traditional bindings with these too


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or instead of buying new bindings...... cuz not everyone can just go out and buy new bindings.... hahaha

i have the 2010 ctc's and i had that problem for a while too last year, but just use them a bit more and they will work fine eventually........ mine did atleast!
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or instead of buying new bindings...... cuz not everyone can just go out and buy new bindings.... hahaha

i have the 2010 ctc's and i had that problem for a while too last year, but just use them a bit more and they will work fine eventually........ mine did atleast!
That's a sound argument sir.

Yea, that's a good suggestion. Just play with the ratchet. Keep tightening and releasing it until it loosens up.


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That's a sound argument sir.

Yea, that's a good suggestion. Just play with the ratchet. Keep tightening and releasing it until it loosens up.
the back strap lock thing, i dunno what its called is wearing out on mine so i probably use the normal ratchet system the same amount as using the quick release thing...... it doesnt bother me cuz I dont board with any skiiers so not in a rush to strap in... and come to think of it Mine are the 2009's I'm cheap..... but yes definetly just use the ratchets more and it wont be near as bad
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Okay, I guess I'll just try to use the ratchets more to "break 'em in." I use the back level lock a lot since I board here in the midwest with pretty short runs, and I feel like I get more runs in since it takes me like 4 seconds to strap in and go. Oh well, I guess there's no such thing as a perfect binding. The Burton binding ratchets are definitely butter. Wish I could have the best of both worlds in one set of bindings. Thanks for the advice.
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Why use the ratchet in a back - entry binding? Only time I needed to , was in 5 feet powder...stepping out of the board. but yes, use some lubricant, use them a bit more. they will loosen up.
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hahaha not to thread jack but the hill a ride is 110 vertical feet, it takes literally 45 seconds to go from the top right to the lift line..... and I use the normal Ratchets cuz I'm a college student and cant replace any of my gear until I'm done school and I already had to replace one quick release lock because it would snap up but then unsnap like half way down..... and it was due to being used so much....... so thats why I use the normal ratchets sometimes.
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Pawlo, I mainly try to use the ratchets when I'm trying to strap in on a steeper run, especially the runs that have an incline coming right off the top of the lift and its not so flat. Do you have a trick for getting in to your CTX bindings while you're already on an incline coming off the lift? For me, its kinda difficult not to already be moving forward downhill while I'm still trying to get my back leg in while using the back entry binding.
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