Rome rachet concern
Hey folks, didn't want to start a new thread but couldn't find anything related to ppl having issues with Rome rachets.
The situation: So i just upgraded my 08 Cartels to the new 2011 Rome Targas this past week. I mounted them on my custom and took them to Mont Tremblant (Quebec) this past week. I rode pretty much everything from Greens to Blacks; ice to man made to some natural stuff and some small jumps in the mini park. Prior to the trip I had them set up at my local LBS to dial them in to fit my boot...so I dont think its a setup issue.
The problem: My rachets kept releasing all weekend! It was friggin scary. I'd rachet down and start to ride down the hill...as I'd transition from toe side to heel side I'd realize my response was next to nothing.....i'd skid and turn hard and stop and notice that my ankle strap on my back boot was nearly completely off the ladder. Also, once I bailed on a mini jump and kinda fell...got up and proceeded to ride away only to find my back ankle strap undone again. It wouldn't happen everytime (maybe 25%)...but enough where I'd be paranoid after taking some hard carves or a small jump...to stop and just check the rachets. I had my back ankle strap undo itself multiple times as well as my front ankle strap undo itself once or twice.
What am i doing wrong?!? I realized that the release rachets are SUPER SMOOTH...almost to the point that if i just nudge it upwards it'll release....almost too easy. Maybe my pant cuffs are hitting it? Couple that with the rubber autostrap thingy...that pulls the strap away...maybe its pulling it out? Even so, I cant be riding hard and having fun being so worried that a small nudge will release my rachets...I'm sure ppl on this board have done crazier things and bailed super hard only to find their bindings still tight and snug. For what its worth, my cartel rachets never gave me this problem...I still love the bindings...but I was literally scared...
So the question is...what can I do? Its not like anything is visibly broken to claim warranty...and I cant "prove" this issue to my LBS or Rome unless I take this to the hill with them to re-create the situation.....
Thanks for the help.