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Old 02-13-2013, 04:25 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Nice - hope they work out for you
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Well I caved, I may have ended up wasting money but I just bought the SL's for 270. Granted they are probably gonna be cheaper in a month but I was only able to find one store that had the M/L's in stock and figured I would have a hard time finding them in another month or so.

Many thanks to everyone who helped me I really appreciate all of your advice. I think I am gonna be pretty happy when these babies arrive!!
Ya dude I think you'll be pretty happy. As far as comfort, flex, and performance they're the best binding I've ridden. Let me know if you need any help with set up.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:33 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Ya dude I think you'll be pretty happy. As far as comfort, flex, and performance they're the best binding I've ridden. Let me know if you need any help with set up.
Thanks again man, I will. I'll post an update once I try them out.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Haha, I was a bit late here. I just bought some new Cartel bindings on sale. However, I do have an older set of SL's and I liked them a lot when I was riding them. You'll enjoy them.
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Haha, I was a bit late here. I just bought some new Cartel bindings on sale. However, I do have an older set of SL's and I liked them a lot when I was riding them. You'll enjoy them.
Yeah apparently they got a complete overhaul for 2012 which corrected a few major gripes people have had with them. I personally can't wait till they get here!!! I got free 2 day shipping so thankfully I won't have to wait too long.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Ya dude I think you'll be pretty happy. As far as comfort, flex, and performance they're the best binding I've ridden. Let me know if you need any help with set up.
So the bindings arrived today and I'm about to start mounting them!! As per the advice of another thread I went the the hardware store and picked up some of the thread seal tape instead of using the liquid stuff like I used to. Do i just wrap the threads of the screws once or twice with this? Not sure how much I should be using.
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So the bindings arrived today and I'm about to start mounting them!! As per the advice of another thread I went the the hardware store and picked up some of the thread seal tape instead of using the liquid stuff like I used to. Do i just wrap the threads of the screws once or twice with this? Not sure how much I should be using.
I'd skip the thread lock. I've never had a problem with these bolts coming loose, and I'm swapping these over to different boards every couple of days. I don't even have the original thread lock on them anymore and I haven't had any problems. I'd prob wait until you do before throwing it on.
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Can you post pics of the SL's? I'm really happy for you, and I read Thegoodride's review too. They seem really sick! I kinda wanna buy bindings too, but considering that I'd put them on a cheap ass rental board, I should probably wait till the end of next year.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I'd skip the thread lock. I've never had a problem with these bolts coming loose, and I'm swapping these over to different boards every couple of days. I don't even have the original thread lock on them anymore and I haven't had any problems. I'd prob wait until you do before throwing it on.
Sorry I may not have been clear. I bought the teflon tape in the plumbing section of my hardware store. I just was wondering how many times to wrap the threads with the tape. I used to use loctite like most people do but this sounded like much less of a hassle to use.

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Can you post pics of the SL's? I'm really happy for you, and I read Thegoodride's review too.
The original pic files were massive so I shrunk then down considerably, hopefully they still do the trick for you!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Ok so she is all put together and I just have a couple of questions regarding the fit of the toe straps..

I have never had toe straps as my old bindings could be considered antiques at this point. The directions said it should be centered over the toe of the boot and I'm not sure if I have this right. I have also never encountered the lateral movement of the toe straps( forward/backward movement).

I left them where they were and here is how they look....Do these appear to be centered or should I make some further adjustments or move the lateral adjustments up further. Can I for example, move the latter strap forward while I keep the ratcheting strap back in terms of lateral adjustment?
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