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post #21 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 09:42 AM
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That looks a lot like when someone doesn't fold their highbacks down before they get on the lift...
I was thinking the same thing...I broke off a Forum highback this year from riding and it broke at the base from a sheared off screw that in turn broke the highback from the pressure. That's a high break point and confuses the shit out of me I'll second the lift damage...
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I got 3 highbacks with cracks at the same height ladies. I understand non diode owners think there must be some kind of foul play going on here but all the hard riding diode owners out there just know this shit can happen on any run on any day.
I would love to know how many replacement highbacks burton have sent out.
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the highback on these things is so thin that if you had some forward lean engaged so that the top of the highback is contacting your boot but the lower section of the highback isn't (gap of air between boot/highback) a good heelside crank from a person 170+ should break them pretty well.

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how much you weigh ETM?

i'm only 150 or so, my only gripes with these bindings are the stupid cheapo foam they used....
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6 foot 3 220lb. I set my forward lean to match the lean of the boot so it should be relatively even pressure along the whole length of the highback. They just break on me, rear highback every time but I snapped the chassis on the front one which I blame on the reflex discs, flex flex snap.

I rode customs for years with not a single breakage, rode flow nxt at for years too without a single breakage.

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6 foot 3 220lb.
oh forget it - you were doomed from the start! not a chance.

the older cf highbacks you coulda done - the old salomons and burtons (as i imagine you know) had cf highbacks that were at least 2-3 times as thick as the diodes. only problem with those is for some people it'd hurt their shins.


burton should refuse to sell these things to anyone 200+ , you big dudes will just destroy them.
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You are right.
Or they could assume that every 5th person is going to be above 200lb and make a sturdier product in the first place. You know, market research and all that.
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Actually I think some of you need to go on a diet!!!

I'm a svelte 175 lb...
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My chassis is too big to ever be 175lb lol. Im carrying a bit but Ill never be below 200lb


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Actually I think some of you need to go on a diet!!!

I'm a svelte 175 lb...
Right now I'm a solid 215 lbs. 5'8 ..... Got some fat and got some muscle. Forward lean was set at 1 never did check the gap but I rode them at that setting since last year.

I was riding some decent shit when it happened, not like I was cruising a groomer. I'm OCD , so there ain't no chance my highbacks get left up at the lift.
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