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How to Strap in Faster

This is a way of strapping in a few seconds faster:

Before getting on the chairlift, fold your highback down and under the ankle strap. Wen you unfold the highback, it will push the ankle straps behind it, moving those bitches out the way so you only have to move the toe strap to get your foot in. Fasten the toe strap first.

This helps for people who ride with skiers or boarders with speed-entry, which was my situation.
 

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Or...buy a par K2 CINCH CTX. on sale...:)
 

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Or...buy a par K2 CINCH CTX. on sale...:)
Nah. Those are the exact bindings both of my friends have...and they both broke! One was a couple of years ago and the other was only on his 2nd day of using them!

With the fast strap-in method, you get the reliability of traditional bindings with a speed not far-off of reclining highbacks!

It helps to learn this if you're not willing to get rid of you're old bindings and spend the extra money on new ones with speed-entry.

Thanks for putting that out anyway, I guess.:)
 

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I'm just starting this season and I don't sit to strap. It's not hard at all to do unless you are on steep terrain.

My friend and co-worker has been riding for 3 years and he sits down every time. Looks like a tard. I keep telling him to just stand the fuck up, but he won't even try. :dunno:
 

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What? I see most people sitting down strapping in.
Are you guys from out west? Whenever I ride in Michigan I see pretty much everyone sitting down to strap in. Whenever I get off a lift there I'm like "oh shit!" because there's usually a crap loading of boarders sitting around all over the place.

I ask if you guys ride out west because when I go there, I must say that I don't see anywhere near as many people sitting down- most were standing like you guys do.

Here in the mid west though, it seems to be a bit of a problem because usually people get in the way when they're all sat at the top of the runs. :(
It can be annoying as hell.
 

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I always strap in standing up. can't remember the last time I sat down.. I hate having a cold ass :laugh:
I took a lesson on my first day snowboarding back in like '94 or whenever it was. "How to strap in without sitting down" was one of the things the instructor showed us that day. I can't believe more people haven't figured this out yet.

Hell, just *not sitting down* to strap in will save you a few seconds each time :cheeky4:
 

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What? I see most people sitting down strapping in.
Are you guys from out west? Whenever I ride in Michigan I see pretty much everyone sitting down to strap in. Whenever I get off a lift there I'm like "oh shit!" because there's usually a crap loading of boarders sitting around all over the place.

I ask if you guys ride out west because when I go there, I must say that I don't see anywhere near as many people sitting down- most were standing like you guys do.

Here in the mid west though, it seems to be a bit of a problem because usually people get in the way when they're all sat at the top of the runs. :(
It can be annoying as hell.
I ride the midwest as well and most people sit to strap in, and then they sit there wait for there friends, talk, etc. etc. Sometimes it gets to the place where you have to wait for a few people to clear out before you can get started. It can become a royal mess when it gets busy.:thumbsdown:
I personally do it both ways. If I don't want to get my butt wet I'll stand up,but other times I feel like sitting down, especially when its the end of the day and I'm wore out.
Good idea though, I'll give it a try.:thumbsup: Also, you could maybe get your toe cap just started a little to speed things up. This depends on your bindings/boots of course.
 
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