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Old 03-18-2009, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm practically new to snowboarding and, as expected, have a silly question...

Whenever I rent a snowboard the attending person attaches a snap hook to the binders (they come with new binders too). What's the purpose for that?
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you are talking about a leash. The function of this is that it will prevent your board from getting away from you on the hill if you ever become disconnected from it. It's very rare that someone will let their board get away from them but it does. It mostly happens when someone unstraps on the hill and is not paying attention to what they are doing.
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its a leash ... so your board doesnt run away from you ... this used to be more common ... then they realized boards dont run away all that much ... some places care but i havent rocked one in years
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To prevent this and hitting someone sitting on the mountain

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