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post #91 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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I would rather KNOW my bindings are 100% secure before I go mach 10 down a black...
...I don't care what you say, but you can't enjoy the scenery as much trying to strap in standing as you could sitting down, unless your straining your muscles trying keep your balance in which case you might as well just sit down and rest for a second. You obviously enjoy seeing the mountains for a few seconds at most then being on your way. Try going to the top of a double black though and enjoying the mountains for a few minutes (we'll say 3-5) while standing, and not being in anyones way. Sure on an uncrowded weekday you probably could, but you would be straining your legs trying to maintain balance on a 20+ degree slope. Why not just sit down in a situation such as this? I'm not talking about the schoolmarm at keystone. I'm talking double blacks, and stuff like east wall at arapahoe basin.


You're BOTH right- you can strap in however you want, different ways are easier for some people than others.
With the issue of sitting down to make sure the heel of the boot is all the way back, I can do that standing up, too. I just push my boot down and back against the highback and baseplate while strapping in, that way I can always be sure. I do it all the time, and now I can really feel exactly where the boot is in my binding.
But, in the end it comes down to whatever's comfortable for each rider. Do what you like. As long as it's not in the way (which was a problem on the narrow runs around here), nobody cares.

As for the marvelous beer contraption, just fill up a Camelbak or Dakine (with reservoir) snow pack with whatever beer you chose, as long as you clean it properly after a day out. The tube on the snow packs is insulated and is also concealed inside the zip on the shoulder strap, so if for some sad reason they don't like riders having beer while on a certain hill, you don't have to worry about covering it up.
For the sit-down feature, you could possibly mount a telescopic pole to each side of the Dakine pack, as long as it also has the removable aluminum stays via zippers (such as on the chute). You can do this by drilling a few holes into the stays, and then use screws and maybe weld them. Then just put them back into the pack and you can slide down the poles on each side of the pack. When retracted they'd just look like a pair of short symmetrical bars on each side of the pack. Now you can have your beer without having to hold a can, and have a sit-down feature without crippling your sorry ass if you fall! The best part is that you can now sit down, strap in, and drink ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

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I don't care what you say, but you can't enjoy the scenery as much trying to strap in standing as you could sitting down, unless your straining your muscles trying keep your balance in which case you might as well just sit down and rest for a second. You obviously enjoy seeing the mountains for a few seconds at most then being on your way. Try going to the top of a double black though and enjoying the mountains for a few minutes (we'll say 3-5) while standing, and not being in anyones way. Sure on an uncrowded weekday you probably could, but you would be straining your legs trying to maintain balance on a 20+ degree slope. Why not just sit down in a situation such as this? I'm not talking about the schoolmarm at keystone. I'm talking double blacks, and stuff like east wall at arapahoe basin.
Ooooohhh, double blacks??!? You must be crazy good. Is this Jeremy Jones?!?
Pretty irrelevant point you're trying to make. Last time I checked, most lifts don't drop you off mid-slope... so there's quite a bit of space to get strapped in without "straining your legs."
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If you sit to do your bindings up, you are a retard.

Learn how to make a little ledge in the snow.

You only have to do it once, it'll still be there for your next run.

Sitting in the snow=wet bum=retard.

straight up, if you sit in the snow you are a retard. I don't care what you say. =Retarded.

Not sayin' you're a retard, but sitting in the snow, is retarded.

Someone showed me the little ledge thing 25 years ago, I don't think I've sat down to do my bindings up since.

Thank you, whoever the fuck you were!

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Love the absurdity of this whole thread.

I'm a stander who used to do the ledge and balance thing until I saw someone do something way better.

It was someplace with a kind of steep off load area and I was having a hard time making a ledge, and while fidgeting with it, some dude skates up, catches his backside edge in the slope and then straps in. By sticking his edge in the slope it held him in place and he was in and out super fast. Been doing it that way ever since and it pretty awesome...
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I always fumble when I stand up and end up sliding so I have to sit (to pee)

I'll try the tip in the beginning of the thread.
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Oh wait, wrong thread.

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Love the absurdity of this whole thread.

I'm a stander who used to do the ledge and balance thing until I saw someone do something way better.

It was someplace with a kind of steep off load area and I was having a hard time making a ledge, and while fidgeting with it, some dude skates up, catches his backside edge in the slope and then straps in. By sticking his edge in the slope it held him in place and he was in and out super fast. Been doing it that way ever since and it pretty awesome...
That way might work when you're getting off the lift, but when you're on the side of a cliff or other hairy perch.

you just gotta have it. There can't be the possibility of sliding half done up.


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I take my sweet ass time anyway, haha

Usually light a joint, if I'm with people, I just tell them to go.

Don't worry about me, I'll blow by you in a sec.


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Having abit of cord between the ratchets helps...lift cord to get the straps out of the way...set foot/boot in the bindings and with the tips of the ladders having abit of pre-bend so they just slide in the ratchet. Cords are also very useful for deep pow, releasing in tree wells and easy release when cruising up to the chair.



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I showed my son the trick i use to do when i had my Union force binding three seasons ago. As mentioned before, the ankle strap is set behind the highback so it would be ready once you pull it up, but what i added was have the toe strap one or two clicks in, as soon as your off the lift, pull the highback, put your boot in, strap in either toe or ankle first then your gone. I did this for my first season after i got the basics down on snowboarding and i had problems standing up after strapping due to back problem. Since then i switched to Flow were i found heaven

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