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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 07:55 AM
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buckles not catching?

This is my first year snowboarding. I bought a pair of Rome 390 bindings. What I've noticed is sometimes when ratcheting down the buckles, as they start to tighten up they will pop or skip and not catch. Do you know what I mean. What's weird is it doesn't happen all the time and it's not always the same buckle that does it? It is not ice or snow build up causing this as I checked for that. What's going on here? Is this normal? Are these bindings just not decent quality? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 08:02 AM
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Rome makes some good stuff from what I've heard. I have forum bindings that do the same thing. It's either over-tightening, or more than likely it's snow that's buggering things up. If it becomes too common I'd try giving your straps a good whacking before cinching them down. Hitting stuff, in my opinion, usually makes it work better. If not it at least makes you feel better.
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Thanks guys. I know it's not ice because it does it when I have the board in the house. The teeth are in great shape. I do see a little bend in my straps though. I think I'll adjust them so they are a little shorter. That should make them bite at a different spot on the strap and get rid of the bend too. Thinking about it now, I'll be that's the problem.
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My daughters Burton Stiletto did this. Ladder strap teeth were eaten up. Put a new buckle on it. Problem solved even with teeth eaten on the ladder strap. Replaced ladder strap also.
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I have actually heard this a few times on this forum. I have 390s, and love them, but do experience a little skipping when I am trying for one last crank to tighten the binding. I assume this happens with most bindings when you toe that line of tightening them too far.

Does the skipping happen with the last crank or two, or before?
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Make sure the straps are adjusted properly so that everything is centered too.
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