Ride EX 08/09 was defective
I'm a beginner, and just got boots + binding just to make use of a hand me down board... So forgive me if what I write sounds beginnerish, or if I'm using wrong terminology.
I took my Ride EX 08/09 out for the first time today, and the front buckle screw popped off when I tightened it for the first time. That's like, 3 seconds into use! haha, what a joke. The part that popped off is the adjustable screw that locks the front strap.
I took the left front strap off, thinking I could at least get downhill with the left main strap, and both the right foot straps... until the exact same part on the right strap popped off too!!
The defect is that the screw threads get "dethreaded", and the screw popps out... Now that I've seen the 2 screws fall out, I looked at the binding... To my amazement, ALL of their locking mechanisms use the same mechanism. You got it, the screw. So there you have it.... a binding that's "totally screwed".
I'm just curious. It seems Ride's adjustment mechanism is based around this screw and lock thing, which is what broke on mine. To me, it seems ridiculous that you'd screw something in, and use a lever to try to yank it back out to cause a "lock". Seems very breakable. Has anyone else had similar problems? Or was I just very, very, VERY unlucky.