Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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For transportation, the bindings are inside the board bag, with the highback down and both the toe and ankle straps clicked in over top the high back. The bags are inside the car.
As far as I can tell, all straps have been adjusted to fit the boot - I did them by having her put the boots on and standing in the bindings that were mounted to the board. The centre of all the straps are lined up over the centre of the boots while making sure they fit comfortably. She has a size 7.5 boot and the bindings are medium which are for boots size 7 to 11.
I'm wondering if it's just the material itself. Minus the ratchet, the toe strap is made entirely of plastic and the webbing made of rubber (the ankle strap is made of leather). The times that the toe strap broke, it was colder than what we normally ride. Yesterday was -12C or 10F. All the other days it was -5C or 23F or above.
We made a point leave our gear outside when we needed to use the washroom and eat because I didn't want the gear to experience drastic temperature changes which may promote cracking, especially with the snow liquifying and then freezing.