Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums

Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/forum.php)
-   Boards (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/)
-   -   First day with new (used) board, a couple of questions (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/52881-first-day-new-used-board-couple.html)

noni6 12-31-2012 03:08 PM

First day with new (used) board, a couple of questions
 
Last Spring, I bought a used board from Craigslist. Yesterday I went riding with it for the first time and had a blast. The only problem was that my bindings kept loosening. I would tighten my front binding on the lift line, and then it would be 2-3 notches loose when I strapped in. The same thing happened with both the front and back bindings (moreso for the front) from the beginning of a run to the end. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?

Also, this is my first board (it's long overdue!) and I know about waxing, base cleaning, tuning edges, and summer storage, but is there anything I should do each day when I get home from the mountain to keep my board in good shape?

grafta 12-31-2012 03:13 PM

Your binding's strap/ladders may be worn and not holding properly anymore? The ratchets could be worn out? Hard to know without seeing them...


As for post-shred board action: Give the edges a quick wipe to dry them so they don't rust... or not, throw it in a corner and have a beer instead :D

noni6 12-31-2012 03:18 PM

Would it help if I posted a picture of the bindings? If so, of what part and from what angle?

grafta 12-31-2012 03:24 PM

Maybe a pic of the ladder closeup with the ratchet? A pic of the whole binding perhaps too. Someone may know the binding, and how it works...

Probably hard to tell from a photo, but someone here will probably have a better idea than me as well so it can't hurt to post one!

wrathfuldeity 12-31-2012 03:38 PM

buy some new burton straps and ratchets...they are about the best ratchets out there...you might have to drill some holes in them but that is easy diy.

noni6 01-01-2013 01:03 AM

Okay, so here are pictures of the ratchet and the binding as a whole (I took the photo of the front binding, but the back looks pretty much the same). As far as I can tell, the only wear is that the black coating on the tip of the ratchet (the part that digs into the strap) is worn off.
http://imgur.com/KN7Le,XSBj0#0

http://imgur.com/KN7Le,XSBj0#1
Is it just me or are the pictures not showing up?

PBLRDom 01-01-2013 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noni6 (Post 559527)
Okay, so here are pictures of the ratchet and the binding as a whole (I took the photo of the front binding, but the back looks pretty much the same). As far as I can tell, the only wear is that the black coating on the tip of the ratchet (the part that digs into the strap) is worn off.
http://imgur.com/KN7Le,XSBj0#0

http://imgur.com/KN7Le,XSBj0#1
Is it just me or are the pictures not showing up?

not showing up

wrathfuldeity 01-01-2013 03:16 AM

my local core shop did me up a mismatched set for free or set of ratchets and straps is like $20.

noni6 01-01-2013 12:59 PM

Here's a second attempt at the photos.
http://i.imgur.com/KN7Le.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XSBj0.jpg

snowklinger 01-01-2013 01:02 PM

gdamn t9 bindings make the rest look so nice.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2