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01-11-2013 05:47 AM
edlo
Cinch Cable Problem and solution

I don't know why there are holes in the heel cup , but they make a good place for zip ties for a cable retention system.

1) This is caused by friction between the cable and the heel cup when you kick the highback forward

2) The friction creates tension and tilts the heel cup.

3) The tilt brings down the buckles and creates slack with nowhere to go.

4) the slack pushes the cable backwards out of the guides.

5) When you pull the lock, the cables is already out of place

The original cinch had different cables and also a loop around the cables near the latch.

I was going to try teflon lube to reduce the friction, but found zip ties to be a far better solution.
01-07-2013 01:05 AM
edlo
Cable solution zip ties

Here is my solution , it works pretty well. I used yellow so you can see it better. My cts have a hole that I feed the zip ties through , easier than the screw tap solution. The problem is when you pull the high back up . It pulls the front buckle down without creating tension on the cable. The cable is pushed down and back. I have some of the original cinch that didn't have this problem. By the way I just put them on eBay.
12-14-2012 06:50 AM
d_hoot I had the same problem - especially when pulling the highback up instead of pulling on the latch. I finally put a nylon screw in the binding close to the cable closest to the hinge. I used a 10-24 screw and used a 10-28 tap so the threads lock. No more problems.
04-10-2012 02:24 PM
Kwanzaa
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Originally Posted by sldrose View Post
Hi everyone,
a quick update.

A local shop in Calgary was kind enough to speak to K2 on my behalf and organise an exchange for k2 National Autos.

I have to say i am very happy with the auto bindings, compared with the Cinch CTX.
The Cinch is a great idea, but not implemented well enough to be robust.

I dont know if i got a bad pair of CTX's, but they were too irratic with the cable slipping to be a convenience binding.

cheers.
Auto's are solid bindings. My only complaint is the toe strap likes to trip you when getting out of the binding sometimes.
04-10-2012 12:01 PM
sldrose
Replaced for the Autos

Hi everyone,
a quick update.

A local shop in Calgary was kind enough to speak to K2 on my behalf and organise an exchange for k2 National Autos.

I have to say i am very happy with the auto bindings, compared with the Cinch CTX.
The Cinch is a great idea, but not implemented well enough to be robust.

I dont know if i got a bad pair of CTX's, but they were too irratic with the cable slipping to be a convenience binding.

cheers.
02-24-2012 12:51 PM
KIRKRIDER The assembly instruction do specify that you have to re tighten the cable IF you move your high backs..it's just mechanics...Never had an issue with my CTXs. A narrow profile boot helps too. I still find puling one single lever faster than adjusting two straps.
02-24-2012 12:29 PM
lisevolution This is one of the core issues I had that made me get rid of the CTX's from last season and switch to the Ever's which is what I should have gotten in the first place. The cable never stayed in the guide and it got worse when I rotated the highbacks. Also while the idea is that it's easier to get in, the truth in practice is that it's just as or more difficult to reach behind you as it is to bend over in the front and strap in.

They also had so much lateral play that I didn't feel secure riding them hard...
02-24-2012 10:09 AM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by d_hoot View Post
I have to pull up on the latch rather than the backplate to keep the cable in. I get in by digging a slot in the front to keep from skidding - then stepping in.

That's what you should do... and make sure you don't have a bunch of snow under your boot...that will force the cable out of the guides when you tighten it. Another way is to use whatever is around. A tree, a trash can, a bench.... to help you hold your balance and lock in.
02-24-2012 06:47 AM
d_hoot I have to pull up on the latch rather than the backplate to keep the cable in. I get in by digging a slot in the front to keep from skidding - then stepping in.
02-18-2012 02:00 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by sldrose View Post
Thanks Kirkrider, ive tightened everything up and will try to get out this weekend and test it again.
i ride a pretty square stance, so I didnt need to realign the highback with the heel edge of the board. It's still at its factory setting.

the two small bumps are also still in the channel, and are not showing any signs that they are worn.

It's odd because at home I can't get it to pop out as regular as when i'm on the hill.

i'll let you know how it goes.

thanks for your help
Might be a foot position problem then. What angles you ride with? Make sure your heel is touching the base and you don't have too much snow under your boot. It happened to me a couple of times. Especially after skating around on a pow day.
Enjoy!
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