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04-07-2014 08:52 PM
quikboarder93
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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Awesome to hear. I would be down for one of these if they made it out of the prototype stage.

So is this only applicable to the ankle strap? Could you do it on the toe strap too? Or would that be encroaching Burton's territory?
Hopefully sooner than later! I'm kind of just pushing around in different directions and seeing if any opportunities strike. Also about to get a full time job, so that will allow me to further invest in this. This whole thing has been really fun. It has sucked and been a lot of hard work, but nevertheless, it has been fun, as well as an enormous learning opportunity.

This particular latch is only applicable to the ankle strap. I have a couple ideas kicking around for the toe cap strap, but we'll see what happens. Nothing certain yet, and can't share anything because it's not yet protected by law in any way.
04-07-2014 12:38 AM
tokyo_dom Awesome to hear. I would be down for one of these if they made it out of the prototype stage.

So is this only applicable to the ankle strap? Could you do it on the toe strap too? Or would that be encroaching Burton's territory?
04-06-2014 12:20 AM
quikboarder93 Okay, so I learned today that, despite the thinner and wider screw head and the differences in mounting hardware, the prototype is fully compatible with Union bindings without modifications! At least the Contact Pros.



With that being said, however, the adjustment system is super inefficient (tool-less screw—slow with no micro-adjustments). I bet I could design a custom clamp that mounts where the ratchet originally was and just use a ladder strap on that side though.
04-03-2014 07:55 PM
quikboarder93
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Originally Posted by td.1000 View Post
...since we don't want this thread to die

what was that you said about rear-entry bindings having stiff high-backs? it seems to make sense, but does that mean that there are no soft rear-entry bindings (i.e. good for jibbing)?
Rear-entry bindings can have plenty of torsional flex (twisting, allowing side-to-side movement) for butters and jibbing, but the lateral flex (which drives edge to edge response) is too rigid for my liking. Seems to drive into my calves more aggressively and it's not as forgiving. Just my opinion. Could just be me, but I doubt it.

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Originally Posted by AntipodeanSam View Post
Nothing you don't know already; Just watched your video, some cool ideas, some of the feedback in this thread is constructive, some just like to hate and belittle because they are on a forum. Now I wouldn't use it myself, but then I had the same initial impression on rocker shapes, canted boots, ipods, smart phone, windows 8, skype, facebook etc. Some of these new technologies I have embraced others (windows 8) I have not, so don't let anybody tell you it WON'T work, but listen to feedback as to how it can be improved.
You're not the only one who thinks that way. Most people tend to resist change. They think, "why fix what's not broken?" I was actually pleasantly surprised from all my polls how many people said they'd be willing to at least demo my design for this reason alone. More than half? That's pretty significant! It's been awesome receiving all the positive feedback!
04-03-2014 06:36 PM
AntipodeanSam
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Originally Posted by quikboarder93 View Post
You have to flip up/unlock the latch. It's really not that bad though because you can keep your foot in the binding while you're adjusting it, as opposed to back entry where you have to take your foot out, adjust, put your foot back in, take it out, adjust, etc...
Nothing you don't know already; Just watched your video, some cool ideas, some of the feedback in this thread is constructive, some just like to hate and belittle because they are on a forum. Now I wouldn't use it myself, but then I had the same initial impression on rocker shapes, canted boots, ipods, smart phone, windows 8, skype, facebook etc. Some of these new technologies I have embraced others (windows 8) I have not, so don't let anybody tell you it WON'T work, but listen to feedback as to how it can be improved.
04-03-2014 06:34 PM
td.1000 ...since we don't want this thread to die

what was that you said about rear-entry bindings having stiff high-backs? it seems to make sense, but does that mean that there are no soft rear-entry bindings (i.e. good for jibbing)?
04-03-2014 06:16 PM
quikboarder93
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Originally Posted by ItchEtrigR View Post
I like the idea of a consistent feel, I still think you got a lot of work ahead of you on design and functionality but if you can make it work more power to you.

Quick question how do you adjust tightness on it? Is it a quick strapped in adjustment or do you have to unlock the clip to get at it?
You have to flip up/unlock the latch. It's really not that bad though because you can keep your foot in the binding while you're adjusting it, as opposed to back entry where you have to take your foot out, adjust, put your foot back in, take it out, adjust, etc...
04-03-2014 11:30 AM
ItchEtrigR I like the idea of a consistent feel, I still think you got a lot of work ahead of you on design and functionality but if you can make it work more power to you.

Quick question how do you adjust tightness on it? Is it a quick strapped in adjustment or do you have to unlock the clip to get at it?
04-03-2014 10:36 AM
quikboarder93
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Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
That's how you need to market it then and you would get a lot less hate. You don't exactly get that from your video presentation. You focus so much on how you've ridden it X number of times, are so much faster getting down the slopes, etc, that I think you miss who the target audience really is. What you should focus on is that you can hit your homemade backyard box twice as often, etc. We buy tons of stuff that we only use sometimes, market this for making life easier when you just want to fart around on the little slopes and backyard.


I do have to ask again, being an add on to a existing binding are there any warranty ramifications. Whether a real issue or not that may scare people off.
I might make another video when the weather gets nice, and I'll definitely take that into consideration. I think being outside would be a nice backdrop, but it would have to be a nice sunny day with no wind.

I think it would be an issue because some companies do void warranties if you use different hardware than what they provided. Now, that's because they don't want to deal with screws popping through board bases and potential damaged discs/baseplates, so I'm not sure about mounting a different entry system.
A different system wouldn't really damage anything, and you could always mount your ratchets back on before you deal with the warranty. Haha
(Last statement was a joke for those who think I'm being serious. Obviously a company would know from possible unusual binding marks and no wear and tear on the ladders)
04-03-2014 09:10 AM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by quikboarder93 View Post
Exactly. My target market is mostly those living in bumfuckville areas. You don't need micro-adjustments for a 5-10 sec run in your yard or a 2 minute run at your local hill.
That's how you need to market it then and you would get a lot less hate. You don't exactly get that from your video presentation. You focus so much on how you've ridden it X number of times, are so much faster getting down the slopes, etc, that I think you miss who the target audience really is. What you should focus on is that you can hit your homemade backyard box twice as often, etc. We buy tons of stuff that we only use sometimes, market this for making life easier when you just want to fart around on the little slopes and backyard.


I do have to ask again, being an add on to a existing binding are there any warranty ramifications. Whether a real issue or not that may scare people off.
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