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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 03:17 PM
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"Speed Discs" - what are they???

Hi there -

Really ignorant question I'm sure, but there's a used snowboard for sale and it says "speed discs included". What in the world are speed discs???

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 04:01 PM
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Where did you hear this?
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It's a board for sale on ebay... seller is a rental shop. I suspect that this has something to do with stepin binding perhaps, but am confused by my inability to determine if this is correct or not.

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Speed discs are for Head P3R SLS bindings and allow for tool-less adjustments and they can be mounted to any snowboard with 4x4 bolt pattern. They were desgined for rental shops to make setting the board up quicker and easier. Head's Concept D SLS snowboard comes with the SLS disc(speed discs) premounted. They have also do the same sort of thing with their skis for rental shops.

As for how good it works I really have know idea and as far as I know it's new for the 07/08 season.
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It's not just for Head equipment, they've been around for a while and they simply allow the adjustment of the bindings angle without having to unscrew them from the board... mostly used for rentals
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Got it. Thanks for the info. So of no use to me unless i happen to also want to buy the matching bindings, right?

Found this link:
"tool-less" snowboard rental system from Head
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not necessarilly, they make some that are universal for 4bolt pattern discs...post the link to the snowboard so we can see what they are talking about
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Ah, I see. Yes, i'll try to post a link.

But to me, just the average snowboard user, there would be no benefit to keeping the speed discs mounted on the board to use with whatever bindings i buy that fit them, would there? Don't all bindings come with the circular center piece that would take the place of the speed disc if it were not there? And I'm certainly not going to be needing to swap bindings in and out of my board, or ajust the angle of the bindings.

Just trying to understand...

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yes all bindings will include a disc that has the different degrees marked on them, so you won't really need the speed discs installed. The only thing they'd be good for is if you want to modify your stance quickly on the mountain. Say you were in the park and had your board set-up in a duck stance and then wanted to ride off-piste or something like that and you wanted to change your stance to a more forward facing one then it would be good to have so you wouldn't have to spend like 10 minutes re-adjusting your bindings...
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Fabulous. Thanks for the info. I think i finally get it...
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