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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ride EX Coming unbound while riding, not releasing at rest!

hey guys, I am very very new to snowboarding (Going on my 10th week, probably 15-20 trips to the mountain) and I picked up a pair of Ride EX bindings. I have been having a lot of problems with them. For starters my right toe binding (only right foot) is coming unbound while I am going down the hill. Maybe 1 or 2 full ratchets unbound. It doesn't always do this, only sometimes. I have never been able to replicate the problem while testing the binding.

Second, sometimes I cant get either of the ratchets (right foot again) to come off. No matter how hard I pull, I cant get them to release. What I typically have to do is ratchet it down a click or two, then try to release (80% of the time this works) the other 20% of the time I have to release the non ratcheting side releasing all the pressure from the ratchet then it releases.

I do not feel that I could have the binding any looser and still be comfortable going down the hill.


Any thoughts or suggestions? Is this normal? (Girlfriend is also very new, has a pair of Burton bindings and is having no problems at all)

Thanks!

-Chris
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the ratchets will be stiff when you first get them..... when not riding just sitting watching tv or soemthing or whenever you want to just sit there wih your bindings unbuckling them and buckling them back up... obviously you don't have to put your feet in the bindings just keep doing them up and undoing them until it becomes much easier....I'm not sure what to tell you about them comign unbuckled sometimes... if they are buckled down properly and still come loose i would say take them back.......
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I've never owned ride bindings, but have owned salomon and rome - niether of which have had any problems with the ratchets.

Ratchets on any brand should tighten and release perfectly the first time and every time ridden (unless damaged). If the EX were mine, I'd either return them or sell them and get another brand...they're probably cheap ratchets (?)

I did have an episode last year where my pant leg/cuff froze in a curled up position and was occasionaly pulling up the release on one of my ankle ratchets...but that had nothing to do with the ratchet, itself.

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Maybe there is an issue with those ratchets? I have '10 EX's and havent encountered any problems yet.
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I believe there is something wrong with the ratchet on these bindings. While the sticking I could deal with I absolutely cant deal with them coming unbound while I ride down the hill. (Which is becoming more and more common) I am going to take them back to the Ski Shop today and hopefully exchange them for another pair. I am thinking I like the K2 CTS. Any thoughts before I get them?
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Are you at the end of the ladder? If you look closely at the last two tooth of the ankle strap ladder they are less taller than the tooth in the middle. That maybe the reason why you think they are coming unbound while riding.
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Are the ladder straps in good shape? If the teeth on the ladders are in good condition, I would recommend contacting Ride regarding the ratchets. Ride hooked me up with new ratchets when mine were popping loose.
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Everything appears to be in good shape. The only thing we could come up with is that maybe my pants are getting caught up on the ratchet release.

Anyone ever have that happen before?
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Get the K2's.
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Everything appears to be in good shape. The only thing we could come up with is that maybe my pants are getting caught up on the ratchet release.

Anyone ever have that happen before?
Is there an echo here? LOL...i stated the same thing with my rome targas. Either way, you shouldn't have to worry about your pants or anything like that. Call ride and see whats up. Rome is in the process of sending my new buckles. I havent confirmation email or anything yet though...just verbal...so not all is well...yet.
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