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Question Atomic: Is it possible to strip the screw holes on a board?

First of all - did Atomic stop selling snowboards? Their snowboarding website seems to have gone kaput, unless I'm just completely inept at the google.

Anyway, I've got an Atomic Axum from 2010. Great board, but I'm struggling to figure out why the front binding won't stay put.

I have Burton custom's from 2010 and the front binding has been coming loose after only a few hours on the slopes. Then I have to tighten them again, and then a few hours later they start to wiggle again.

The only explanation I can think of is that the screw holes on my board have been stripped. Is this a problem anyone has seen before? Or is it the binding the true culprit?

The board is pretty much brand new. Atomic send me the board for free in 2010 after I snapped my old one in half, but this is only my second season riding it.

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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First of all - did Atomic stop selling snowboards? Their snowboarding website seems to have gone kaput, unless I'm just completely inept at the google.

Anyway, I've got an Atomic Axum from 2010. Great board, but I'm struggling to figure out why the front binding won't stay put.

I have Burton custom's from 2010 and the front binding has been coming loose after only a few hours on the slopes. Then I have to tighten them again, and then a few hours later they start to wiggle again.

The only explanation I can think of is that the screw holes on my board have been stripped. Is this a problem anyone has seen before? Or is it the binding the true culprit?

The board is pretty much brand new. Atomic send me the board for free in 2010 after I snapped my old one in half, but this is only my second season riding it.

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
put some blue locktite on it and it should not come loose
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Try a shorter screw.

Same thing happened with a friend last year. Turned out that the screw was a smidge too long and bottomed out before it really clamped down on the binding.
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put some blue locktite on it and it should not come loose
Yep. I put teflon tape on mine and it's stayed in for 3 months with no wiggle.
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Try a shorter screw.

Same thing happened with a friend last year. Turned out that the screw was a smidge too long and bottomed out before it really clamped down on the binding.
I have heard of this as well never happened to me though

Is this a new set up or have you been using the same set up. Meaning if you've used the same screws on this board before I doubt they are to long. Have you visually compared all the screws make sure they are all the same length and 1 or 2 isn't longer

Never thought of teflon tape, but worth a try. My vote is always blue loctite someone mentioned clear nail polish as well, again I have never tried that.

Let us know if any of this helped

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