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post #31 of 37
Two cordlocks from a jacket you are going to throw out and a length of cord work better than rubber bands.
post #32 of 37
When markers are shipped, they have these nylon bands tht are used as retainer, they work pretty well.
post #33 of 37
Seriousy, I have hundreds of rubber bands. Why would I want to BUY anything??? So, on one pair of bindings I need four, so what?? The point of the thread is stiff bindings, not ski brake holders. It's the only reason I brought it up, I don't care about the number of rubber bands it takes.
post #34 of 37

Think it would be most helpful if you can post a video showing the motions you use while applying said "bands". It could be that your technique just requires a bit of refinement - sounds like you may be forcing the rubber into an unnatural position.That often results in too many being required. Common mistake with new brocoli eaters. 

post #35 of 37

Broccoli bands only work if you get your broccoli from costco, in bulk. Otherwise they are too small. I have hundreds of rubber bands too, but they are too small and weak for ski brakes. And while the time spent putting four rubber bands on seems small, think of how much time it adds up to in a lifetime of skiing. BTW cut-up bike tubes (the fatter the better) also work around the base of your sailboard mast to hold the long end of your downhaul so you don't step on it, slip, and fall off the board while doing a step jibe (although I fall off anyway). And I'm sure we can think of many other uses for old bike tubes now that we've solved the step-in problem. 


Old bike tubes are the new duct tape. 

Edited by oldgoat - 3/21/14 at 9:17am
post #36 of 37

I am having the same issue stepping into my new marker squires. I bought new boots (Nordicas) and skis (Blizzard black pearls) with these bindings a couple weeks ago. Have skied on them 4 times since. I went back to the shop after day 2 because of the stepping in issue. They were perplexed, and it seemed that they hadn't had the issue before. They swapped out the heel piece. That helped the problem a little at first but it is still very difficult to step in, especially in powder. I am a lightweight skier - 115 pounds with a 24.5 ski boot- and, considering how seemingly perplexed they were, I am relieved that other lightweight skiers have had similar situations. I've been skiing and racing for 26 years and have never had this sort of issue. Does anyone have any recommendations? If I bought the skis and bindings from this shop (they selected and mounted the bindings after I chose the ski) and if they can't fix this to my satisfaction, are they generally obligated to swap them out? I would prefer not to have to buy another set of bindings but this is getting extremely irritating! Any ideas?

post #37 of 37
If they chose the binding and it isn't working for you, I'd think they should give you something else; at least that's what I would expect. The downside is that you will probably end up with extra holes in your skis, but if the shop really takes responsibility, they may well give you new skis as well. Others who work in the trade can correct me if I'm wrong.
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