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Old 02-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm comming up with ideas for a new better binding, for all you snowboarders that are sick of sitting down to strap in or just some of you who just want to go on the lift with both bindings on 'cuz its a pain to put them on at top. We have come up with 3 designs so far and would like to know your oppinion. Would you like step in bindings to come back? A new form of binding that tightens with ease? Or a design that incorporates both?
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dont bother man, all those snowboarders you are referring to that sit down to put their straps on usually dont move even after they strap in just cause they are 1. tired after getting off the lift 2. tired after last snowboard run or 3. wanna be idiots and lie down and block everyone else on the hill that wants to ski/board. Me for example have no problem with how todays bindings function. I get off the lift, stand up, lock in and go.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, I haven't sat down to strap in for over 15 years. I never understand why folks can't strap in standing up.
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Do you have a way to overcome the major drawbacks of step-ins without adding parts making the system overly complicated? If you do, then I'm sure everyone would love to hear it. But you aren't going to get any of the freestyle guys onboard with super stiff boots and you aren't going to get the freeriders if you lose the highback.
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I sit down to strap in but really only cuzz i suck at keeping the board from moveing while i stand and do it. But i find no troubles in the. Curent racheting design, takes all of 3 seconds to put your back foot in and strap in. And im sorry but i would not trust the "step in" type of binding they scare me.

Im working on the standing up and strapping in cuzz i wanna be cool too.

If u want strapping in to be faster just grab a set of flows with the back entry restraint thing.
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K2 cinch CTX...about 6 seconds to step in. No sitting needed.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm comming up with ideas for a new better binding, for all you snowboarders that are sick of sitting down to strap in or just some of you who just want to go on the lift with both bindings on 'cuz its a pain to put them on at top. We have come up with 3 designs so far and would like to know your oppinion. Would you like step in bindings to come back? A new form of binding that tightens with ease? Or a design that incorporates both?
are you that unhappy using conventional two buckle bindings that you would try to design some for yourself, or is this a design school brief?
there are some companies already doing this, flow, ride etc but imo if you ride alot you can strap in standing and just a quick with two straps as one (my board has contrabands btw)
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Would you like step in bindings to come back? A new form of binding that tightens with ease? Or a design that incorporates both?
No step in should stay in the past and never talked about again.

I would like to hear your idea of a binding that tightens with ease, can't get much easier than flipping 2 ratchets (or 1 if you got contrabands) a few times.

A design that incorporated both, hmmm sound a lot like a normal binding where you step in and tighten it up with ease.
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Nice invention. Please invent a pissbag for the mountain cus sometimes i need to pee while i ride

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Yep, I haven't sat down to strap in for over 15 years. I never understand why folks can't strap in standing up.
My belly's too big for me to reach down and strap in.
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