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Burton Diode --- Broke the highback.

Just got two new base plates due to cracks, and a new right high back due to ripped rubber, and new heel cup pads due to originals coming off, and new foot pads since the diodes pads collect ice like a freezer...... Hmmmmm. Damn, almost got new bindings one piece at a time.

So today, morning after best pow day of the year at bachelor, I drop the back side of the mnt off the summit (freaking great run by the way- open bowls to trees to chutes) and when I get back to the chair I unstrapped both feet to catch a breath (2mile run) and the top half of my highback fell off.

So pissed. Mnt is packed and being tracked out by the second. Done. Had enough highback to ride back to lodge and get new bindings. A 2 hour ordeal after adjustment and decision making.

Ended up with union chargers..... A bit heavier and a bit stiffer than the diode. They'll def kick your ass if your not on it. I fucking yard sailed on a cat track hard.....caught a front edge at low speed, while relaxing.

Union needs more time on my board , diode was such a nice binding in terms of ride. But fuck that shit. All those faults then leave me fucked on the best part of the day and no more. If that high back would have snapped lower down while I was higher up I'd have been fucked hiking for days if I didn't have to call for a sled due to deep snow.

Ill have a new set of diodes for sale shortly..... If anyone is interested let me know.
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Bummer dude.
Its truely love/hate with diodes isnt it lol. See if you can get the unions on the scales for me.
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Bummer dude.
Its truely love/hate with diodes isnt it lol. See if you can get the unions on the scales for me.
Ya will do. I know they are heavier but not by much. Hand to hand they felt pretty damn equal, but with both bolted on board I can tell w ease the board is heavier.

As much as I want I don't think I'll give the diodes another shot. Even if I had extra parts to fix anything if I got caught in the terrain I was in today I'd be fucked anyways.
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Hmmmm.., thx. So much for telling burton I want two of everything. Lol
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if you had a set of diodes with backup straps and highbacks i'll buy em off ya
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if you had a set of diodes with backup straps and highbacks i'll buy em off ya
This broken pair will be warrantied out so ill have a new set of bindings. At the least they'll refuse to send me a brand new pair and instead only send a new high back. In which case ill have new frames, highbacks right and left new heel cup pads, foot pads, etc.

Ill let you know what I end up with
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Yeah I'd be interested too... I'm of the "I like and haven't broken them yet" camp...
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