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Old 11-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Oh well. Next time I'll post on how to strap in while standing up on a chairlift. I'm absolutely certain that not many snowboarders know how to do that!
Or you could ask whether it's legal in your state to strap in at the bottom of the lift once you've reached the "load here" line before sitting on the chair. Or whether that's just urban legend.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:41 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I don't get it. Is strap in speed a thing people aim for?

It takes maybe 10 seconds to strap in once you get the hang of it, why the big race?

I have to be fast. My 7 year old skier is half way down the hill if I don't hurry up. Love my K2s but I'm old and not sure I can touch my toes without some effort.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #34 (permalink)
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When I first started I had to sit to strap in but it's a lot of work to get my big ass up off the ground a billion times a day so that sitting down BS lasted only that first season before I made myself learn to strap in on my feet.

As a Michigan rider, I've never looked around to see if most people strap in sitting down or standing. The people I ride with (wife, friends) all stand so..
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #35 (permalink)
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...It helps because if your friends are skiers or have speed-entry, they don't have to wait around for you. That was my situation, and it used to suck,.. Now they don't have to wait. Any snowboarder in that kind of situation is really who this thread is aimed at.
Not diss'ing your tip,.. but IMO, If I'm with a bunch of so called friends that can't wait 10-20 sec. for me to get strapped in???? Those friends had better not EVER ask me for a favor!!! ...Pick 'em up at the airport, move, bum a smoke, wait while they take a piss,.. whatever!!!!! Take their gas money, then tell them to kiss your ass & ride solo!!!!

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I don't get it. Is strap in speed a thing people aim for?

It takes maybe 10 seconds to strap in once you get the hang of it, why the big race?
Yeah, for the most part I agree with you on this. I will admit that the tip of putting the highback down before boarding the lift, so that when you are ready to strap in, flipping it up moves the strap out of the way. That's a good tip just to avoid having to F' around with that! I have had to dink around fishing my strap out from under my boots or having it hang up in the pant cuff myself. Not a big deal,.. just annoying!!! ...& I HATE annoying!!



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Hmmn,.. (Not a big deal,.. just annoying!!! ...& I HATE annoying!! )
I may have just opened myself up to some "self loathing" cracks & abuse!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #36 (permalink)
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That is a Georgia Bulldog fan, my good man...
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #37 (permalink)
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just an FYI you should be putting your highback down before you load the lift anyways. Every year I feel like I see a few kids' highbacks/bindings getting broke off by a low-hanging lift.
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just an FYI you should be putting your highback down before you load the lift anyways. Every year I feel like I see a few kids' highbacks/bindings getting broke off by a low-hanging lift.
Good point!! I learned that early,.. I'm guessing you're talkin' about PK! They have one lift so low, it snagged my binding, turned my board on it's edge and almost yanked me out of the seat!! Thought it was gonna break my leg!!

(...sometimes I still forget to lower my highback tho in my rush to gets back up the hill for more!!)
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Nah. Those are the exact bindings both of my friends have...and they both broke! One was a couple of years ago and the other was only on his 2nd day of using them!

With the fast strap-in method, you get the reliability of traditional bindings with a speed not far-off of reclining highbacks!

It helps to learn this if you're not willing to get rid of you're old bindings and spend the extra money on new ones with speed-entry.

Thanks for putting that out anyway, I guess.

I got them on sale in the middle of summer for $150 new. 2 seasons and going strong... How do you break bindings? I still have my first pair of Cartels...
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