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02-10-2013 01:57 PM
noni6 So, I went to Ski Barn and they gave me and installed two Burton toe straps for free (those had been the more problematic straps anyway)! The guy there said that the ankle straps seemed to hold pretty well and that the problem could be caused by my pants pulling up the release tab while I'm riding. I'm thinking of cutting off part of the tab (it's pretty long) and seeing if that will help. I really appreciate everyone helping with this. Thanks again!
02-10-2013 10:58 AM
sb60 I'm not familiar with your bindings, but on mine if I want to move the strap (I think mine have two angles) I have to remove the binding and do it from underneath. You might just be having trouble with the straps cause their old. Bring your boots into a shop and try on some newer ones. Should be some sales now.
02-10-2013 10:44 AM
noni6
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I had a problem once when my heel wasn't going all the way into the binding until I took a few heelside turns-- then my toe straps were loose. The binding was just a bad fit for my boot.
Hmm, that could be it but everything seems to fit nicely when I first strap in; my feet only start wiggling around towards the bottom of the run.

Also, I have one last (really) question. As you can see from the picture of my bindings that I posted earlier in the thread, the end of the straps sit in a channel. How do I remove the straps from their channels? There are no screws or holes or anything on the outside of the channels. I don't think my bindings are that strange; the majority of the other pictures of bindings I've looked at have this same channel.

Here's the same picture from earlier with the channels (except the back right one which isn't visible) circled:

02-10-2013 12:39 AM
sb60 I had a problem once when my heel wasn't going all the way into the binding until I took a few heelside turns-- then my toe straps were loose. The binding was just a bad fit for my boot.
02-09-2013 12:59 PM
noni6
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Originally Posted by Treegreen View Post
Tape all around where you are going to put the hole to help prevent cracking the plastic (masking tape is probably fine). Use a decently sharp drill bit and go slow until it gets dug in. After that it's pretty straight forward.
Great, thanks!
02-09-2013 12:43 PM
Treegreen
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I agree with you. The shop I called is a board shop, so I'm surprised. Anyway, seems like I'm going to do it myself. Any instructions you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Tape all around where you are going to put the hole to help prevent cracking the plastic (masking tape is probably fine). Use a decently sharp drill bit and go slow until it gets dug in. After that it's pretty straight forward.
02-09-2013 12:32 PM
noni6
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Originally Posted by UnseenMartine View Post
be selective on the "boardshops" you call i in fact in las vegas (yes the last place youd ever expect to find snowboarders and no we dont shred cactus') but we do have a true boardshop that selectively deals with snow and skate boards.

id recommend refraining from asking help from company's like Zumiez, dicks sporting good, and sport chalet. These places do carry snowboards but most of the people there are just briefly informed on the merchandise and when asked serious questions on the sport sound like complete idiots, dont get me wrong for beginners who have not ridin before, they can deffinately get you some good equipment but for a task like this call around more or as other have suggested you'l save your time and money doing it yourself!
I agree with you. The shop I called is a board shop, so I'm surprised. Anyway, seems like I'm going to do it myself. Any instructions you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
02-09-2013 12:13 PM
UnseenMartine
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I know this is an old thread, but I've been putting this task off and now I finally have to do it because I'm going away next weekend and will be doing a lot of riding. I called my local board shop (I've never gone there before) and asked if they could put some Burton straps on my bindings and they seemed confused. I described the process to the best of my ability and they said "Drilling holes? That's not something we can do." What kind of a board shop is this? Am I underestimating the difficulty of this task? Anyway, I thought I'd try to do it myself. How would I go about it?
be selective on the "boardshops" you call i in fact in las vegas (yes the last place youd ever expect to find snowboarders and no we dont shred cactus') but we do have a true boardshop that selectively deals with snow and skate boards.

id recommend refraining from asking help from company's like Zumiez, dicks sporting good, and sport chalet. These places do carry snowboards but most of the people there are just briefly informed on the merchandise and when asked serious questions on the sport sound like complete idiots, dont get me wrong for beginners who have not ridin before, they can deffinately get you some good equipment but for a task like this call around more or as other have suggested you'l save your time and money doing it yourself!
02-09-2013 11:23 AM
noni6 I know this is an old thread, but I've been putting this task off and now I finally have to do it because I'm going away next weekend and will be doing a lot of riding. I called my local board shop (I've never gone there before) and asked if they could put some Burton straps on my bindings and they seemed confused. I described the process to the best of my ability and they said "Drilling holes? That's not something we can do." What kind of a board shop is this? Am I underestimating the difficulty of this task? Anyway, I thought I'd try to do it myself. How would I go about it?
01-01-2013 08:14 PM
noni6
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Damn, can't see much in that pic... I think Wrath is right, if the ratchets are slipping go to a board shop and see what they'll charge to put some new ones on. Hopefully you have a local you can get to easily enough
Oops, you posted as I was typing. I think I may do that first, I have a decent but kind of pricey local board shop.

EDIT: Ha, never mind, I didn't see that the discussion had grown to 2 pages and I just kept refreshing the first one
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