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12-06-2010 07:48 PM
Rocan haha, bummer. i always keep extra base plate, set of screws, and a screwdriver in my bag. rest of the tools (edge tuning supplies) in the truck (including an iron if im there for a day or more).
12-06-2010 07:31 PM
Snowfox
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Hmmmmm......time to be adept at one footed riding....
Have you tried doing it with the front binding worthless on a directional board?
12-06-2010 03:27 PM
tripper Yup the binding completely ripped out of the inset.
12-06-2010 08:37 AM
snowvols Happened to me once and just rode it down the mountain with the back foot out holding onto the bindings. Much safer than sitting on your snowboard and riding it down. I have seen too many boards run away from people doing that.
12-06-2010 04:48 AM
wrathfuldeity Happend once, bombing a small cliff, didn't see the windlip at the bottom til just before hitting/launching. Managed to get my nose up so as not to dig in but torqued the board enough that the rear binding popped on takeoff...my only time flying 1 footy...screws still firmly in the board but the disc was toast.
12-06-2010 03:01 AM
freshy Man that happened to my buddy buy way worse. It was a slushy spring day and we were bombing down a run lined with trees so it was shady, when we got to the part where the sun was shining on the snow it just griped his board to a dead stop both bindings ripped out the board and he kept going doing full speed cartwheels with no hands. When I got to him he was knocked out cold, scary times. He was fine as in he dident break his neck or any bones, just a concussion.
12-06-2010 12:30 AM
Snowfox
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Originally Posted by Jeklund View Post
Did the bindings pull out the inserts or where they just loose? My bindings are starting to show a bit of wear so i make it a point to check them before i go ride. After about 3-4 days of hard riding my bindings start to loosen up a bit and will wiggle a bit. My hill has screwdrivers and stuff at the top and bottom of most lifts so when i notice it i just fix it.

I did had something sorta similar happen once on at the end of a park run. Right after i came over a roller my rear binding decided to rotate like 20 degrees but was still attached... Luckily it was only a short ride to the lift so i made it down but it was super awkward lol. Just be glad you weren't going any faster or you really could have got fucked.
I've had some really shitty LTD bindings do that to me once. Unfortunately, it was on a black diamond and I actually ended up going too fast just sliding on my ass...

That was not a fun hike/slide (crawl?) down the hill...
12-06-2010 12:04 AM
Jeklund Did the bindings pull out the inserts or where they just loose? My bindings are starting to show a bit of wear so i make it a point to check them before i go ride. After about 3-4 days of hard riding my bindings start to loosen up a bit and will wiggle a bit. My hill has screwdrivers and stuff at the top and bottom of most lifts so when i notice it i just fix it.

I did had something sorta similar happen once on at the end of a park run. Right after i came over a roller my rear binding decided to rotate like 20 degrees but was still attached... Luckily it was only a short ride to the lift so i made it down but it was super awkward lol. Just be glad you weren't going any faster or you really could have got fucked.
12-05-2010 11:19 PM
thugit i would have just gotten on the back of a ski patrol sled, those things are fun as hell.
12-05-2010 11:06 PM
rainboarding
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Originally Posted by tripper View Post
So, I went to loon for the day. I was doing probably my last run, when my back binding completely snapped off my board. I mean like it just completely disconnected from the board, but was still attached to my foot. Luckily, I wasn't going that fast when I fell, cause it was icy as fuck. I inspected, the damage and realized that there was no way to fix this without tools. This happened near the beginning of the run, so I knew that the hike down would take a while. Fuck it, I thought; I'll just ride my snowboard like toboggan.

And that is precisely what I did, all the way down the mountain. Everyone on the mountain was staring at me, thinking what on earth is this retard doing. The "toboggan ride" was actually pretty fun and I made it down rather quickly, using my feet to steer. The only downside was that I was COVERED in snow when I got to my car.

In case your wondering, my bindings were Burton Custom's and I plan on replacing them with Rome 390's
uhhh like out of the inserts? Wouldn't that have damaged the board also? In any case that sounds gnarly...sucks man
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