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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Problem: rear binding slipping out of place

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My rear factory binding frequently slips out of place, and it is becoming tedious to constantly fix. It usually moves after landing a jump, flatland maneuvers, or any other time where hard, fast shock is applied. The front used to have this problem, but for some strange reason, it stopped happening.

Previously, whenever my binding became loose and moved on the hill, I would use a screwdriver I brought with me to loosen the screws, readjust, and tighten again. After I took off the binding, I noticed that there was water underneath. This was probably from loosening and tightening the screws on the hill, but the front binding was the same (it had water underneath), so I wiped off the water and cleaned with Windex.

In addition to the water problem, my bindings have seriously scratched the topsheet of my board. I think this is from the hard rotation that occurs when they slip out of place after a hard shock. I've tried tightening the screws so that they are pretty tight, but it doesn't seem to help much. I also removed the entire binding and examined the baseplate and footbed teeth to see if they were stripped; they weren't.

What do you think is the problem? Any suggestions for how to fix?
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If you've taken the bindings on and off several times, you may have worn the loctite off the screws ( or your hardware may have been without it) So i would go to home depot and buy a tube of the BLUE loctite.
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you may have worn the loctite off the screws
I think you're right! When I removed the bindings the other night, I noticed some funky blue stuff that looked like it was jamming the threads on one side of every screw - not all the way around the thread. I put the screws in some Goo Gone and it didn't really do much. I thought it would, because the blue stuff seemed like paint, but in fact it's probably Locktite!

One thing though...

When my bindings slip, I mean that they rotate. They don't slip parallel to the board, i.e. the baseplate stays firmly locked, but the footbed moves around the baseplate. I'll start my 50 yard run with my back foot at -9 and end the run with my back foot between 0 and -3. This was why I initially thought the teeth were stripped; however, they sure don't look like it.
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I would also check the mounting hardware, it sounds like the screws might be too long or perhaps you are missing the washers. If the screw bottoms out in the insert before the base plate is clamped tightly in the teeth that could be why they rotate. Just one more thing to look at.
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The screws that I'm currently using are the ones for the factory bindings that came with the board. I'm able to tightly fasten the baseplate to the topsheet, so I don't think the screws are bottoming-out/too long. I had all of the original washers too, but I lost one taking the bindings off. Still, this shouldn't have affected the problem, because it was slipping when I had all of the original washers.
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If the factory screws are too long for the inserts in whatever brand board you have, they can still be too long. The binding mfg cannot predict what mfg board you are going to ride. Your board could also have debris in the holes and the screws could be tightening against that debris instead of the binding plates too.

You can also try getting a screwdriver that has a lever on it so you can really torgue the screws.
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