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Old 01-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I bought my son a Burton Chopper, thinking his existing bindings which have the two tracks would fit. Lo and behold, Burton's kids boards use a different 3 hole size then their adult boards. The ONLY bindings that fit are Burton Junior bindings. That really sucks. So I figure why not, I found some Burton Customs JR at, but my son's 5 boots are too tight in the heel cup on the bindings. What to do... so I bought a pair of Burton Ruler Smalls.

So, instead of just spending $160 on a Burton sale priced board, I just spent $450 on Burton gear.

Of course, no exchanges/refunds on sale gear, otherwise I would have sent the Chopper back.

That is the Burton trap...

On the plus side, the boots are speed lace, so I don't have to lace them.
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why didnt you just try it all out before you bought it lol?
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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2 tracks? You mean EST? Well the board clearly shows 3 hole pattern... I don;t think they make EST boards for kids do they?
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why didnt you just try it all out before you bought it lol?
That would have been the smart thing, but I ordered it online...

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2 tracks? You mean EST? Well the board clearly shows 3 hole pattern... I don;t think they make EST boards for kids do they?
Nope, 2 tracks in the plate like this one...



The tracks are about 2 mm too far apart for Burton kids boards.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try superglue. Bitch to adjust though.
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That would have been the smart thing, but I ordered it online...



Nope, 2 tracks in the plate like this one...



The tracks are about 2 mm too far apart for Burton kids boards.
So, couldn't you have just got universal disks instead of new bindings
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So, couldn't you have just got universal disks instead of new bindings
Tried that, universal disks work great with all adult sizes, but there were no disks that would fit the Junior 3 hole pattern. I seriously didn't think they were different, but the junior 3 holes are ~2 mm closer. There is no way to get a non-Burton binding to fit. We went to 3 stores, tried numerous binding plates, no dice.
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Tried that, universal disks work great with all adult sizes, but there were no disks that would fit the Junior 3 hole pattern. I seriously didn't think they were different, but the junior 3 holes are ~2 mm closer. There is no way to get a non-Burton binding to fit. We went to 3 stores, tried numerous binding plates, no dice.
wow, lame I'd be pissed too

When you flub up that bad nextime turn to ebay, lol
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Eh, the hole placements don't change on Ebay.
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haha "burton trap". do some research, ask some questions and look into not blaming other people for your mistakes.
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