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Please help - how to remove Genesis footbed?

Hey guys,

I have a really silly question. It's been years since I've used non-est bindings and just picked up a pair of the Genesis Reflex. I can't figure out how to remove the footbed so that I can insert the disc to mount them (see pics attached).

Intuitively, I would figure the "U" shape where the pattern ends (near the heel just before the red part) on the footbed should be pulled up, but the two corners of the pattern are fastened pretty hard in place and I don't want to pull too aggressively or it might rip.

I've also tried "popping" it near the heel through the hole on the bottom but the footbed is so damn soft and flexible that nothing "pops".

Any insight would be appreciated!
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Each point on the "u" has a clip that holds on to the heel pad. You just have pop both.

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Each point on the "u" has a clip that holds on to the heel pad. You just have pop both.
Thanks for the quick response.

When you say "pop" you mean pull on the two points I've circled in blue in the attached pic? It's fastened on pretty hard at those points.
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Please help - how to remove Genesis footbed?

Yep. Just stick your finger in there and push them away from the base

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I had the same problem when I got my Malavitas. I had a major "WTF, bro?!" and actually asked for help from a tech figuring it out cuz I came straight from the store to the mountain and just wanted to ride!

Just reach under on those two parts you have circled and peel em up. It folds and flips out of the way. It'll SNAP in and out of place. The gas pedal kinda does the same as well. I get weary of plastic (especially such dinky stuff like these clips) that gets wear during removal and adjustments but I think they'll be okay and easy to replace cheaply if ever any problems.
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Thanks for the advice guys.

Either they are fastened on super hard or I'm an extreme weakling, but they still aren't coming off. I'm going to try to get something flat, like a flathead screwdriver to get some leverage.
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Please help - how to remove Genesis footbed?

It's not the smoothest feeling. I was kinda worried the first time too. Here's what they look like.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359012637.166890.jpg

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The first few times I use a screwdriver, then they loosen up enough to do it with fingers comfortably.
Wait til you try to pull out the gas pedal
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Thanks so much for all the help guys, and thank your seriouscat for taking the time and effort to upload the pics.

The screwdriver worked like a charm. Those things are on TIGHT!
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Hey guys one other dumb question...

How do I extend the footbed? I've got about 1.5 inches of overhang, trying to get it down to an inch. I wish Burton would address these things in their instructions!

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