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03-11-2008 10:54 AM
mitchamus just get yourself a mini bakoda retractable lock. there like 10 bucks.
03-11-2008 10:39 AM
FORUMRIDER12321 leashes amuse me.. i always where just so when someone ask to see it i dont have to f*** around and put one on but yeah my friend who swears by Flows lol he took a hard heel side stop and BOTH of his bindings came un done and hes board went shooting down the hill and took out a small skier who flew into a small boarder who almost took out big skiier but he recovered...berely it was insanely funny and his bindings chit out on him like 5 more times that year. so i have learned not to buy flows
03-11-2008 09:52 AM
sushicat I have had two of those combo locks and I won't buy another one ever. The first one "forgot" its combination after a day of riding and woulndn't open. I had to take my binding off my board and unlace my boots to throw the piece of crap in the trash.

The second one wouldn't open at the resort after I had locked mine and a friends board up. We did everything but give dna samples to get security to cut the cable for us.

These were two different brands but the mechanism that sets the combination seemed really weak in both of them.
03-11-2008 06:12 AM
PaoloSmythe flows make me wretch

anything that necessitates the use of a leash should be banned and burned
03-10-2008 07:30 PM
Mr. Right
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Originally Posted by FrankDaTank089 View Post
damn, one broke and the other ripped of the board? sounds like a pretty shitty setup you were riding, no offense.
Have you ever seen a really old school sims board
03-10-2008 07:26 PM
squishydonut
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only time i would use a leash is with flow bindings. i remembert i had the original flows and they were really clunky, so i couldnt put a leash on laces. i was going down the hill and i hit some ice and fell and started sliding. i was somehow sliding on my back, going head first and both flows came unlatched. luckily i managed to catch up to my board and stop it. this probly probably isnt as big a deal now with better designs and stuff.
goin' with the flow(s).
03-10-2008 04:16 PM
crazyface only time i would use a leash is with flow bindings. i remembert i had the original flows and they were really clunky, so i couldnt put a leash on laces. i was going down the hill and i hit some ice and fell and started sliding. i was somehow sliding on my back, going head first and both flows came unlatched. luckily i managed to catch up to my board and stop it. this probly probably isnt as big a deal now with better designs and stuff.
03-10-2008 06:15 AM
PaoloSmythe they ONLY time i have ever seen a run away plank was when someone fell over whilst carrying it; in which case a leash wouldn't have been in use anyways.

the idea of the leash was born from ignorance and its suggestion of being 'necessary' is perpetuated by skiers!

point is, when riding your average hill it serves no purpose. when off piste; being more vulnerable to avalanche, it creates a problem, because if a slab lets go, you need to get rid of your board and a leash is just another thing to have to undo to try save your life.
03-09-2008 11:41 AM
FrankDaTank089
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the only time my board ever went flying down the hill was when on a really cold day one of my crap old sims bindings broke and i fell and the other one ripped of the board. A leash wouldnt have helped then since the bindings were still atached to my feet.
damn, one broke and the other ripped of the board? sounds like a pretty shitty setup you were riding, no offense.
03-09-2008 03:11 AM
colortv lol @laz. you chewed it off? aren't those things made out of like high-tensile steel wiring?, i just took those words and smashed em together if you didnt notice .

now that we're on bad run-away board experiences i recall a couple kids over in mammoth thinking it would be cool to not wear the leashes on the rental click ins. OOPS BIG MISTAKE! the clicks come undone they eat shit and the board goes flying down the hill; nails some old lady in the ankle and snaps her ankle. kids get suspended for a while. serves them right for not listening to the rental rules
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