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post #91 of 110
Yes, I'm a mid 50's snowboarder from Australia and I use 2 old brands of step ins that haven't been mentioned anywhere on this forum. They are the "Flytrap" system on an old Avalanche snowboardand the "Device" system on an old Ride snowboard. I started snowboarding 20 years ago and I just do a few days at Perisher each season. My problem is that the soles of my boots are coming off and I'd like to know the best glue or method to fix them. Thanks
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post #92 of 110

In general, that should be a sign that it's time to get new gear. I have a pair of step in boots retired for just that reason. But, in theory, those boots could be repaired. I'm sure a shoe repair shop would love to take a crack at those boots, but you are probably one of those diehard DIY folks. So, with the caveat that I personally chose not to go this route and thus can't vouch for this stuff, The last time we had someone asking about a similar problem, I did some snooping and found this synthetic rubber adhesive that might do the trick. You might want to snoop around on that site. They have a lot of similar epoxy type stuff. The problem is that you want something strong and water repellent and flexible that won't get brittle in cold weather. We know there's a solution because they had to use some kind of glue in the original manufacture.

post #93 of 110
Hi Rusty Thanks for the advice. I finally got hold of that glue in Oz and have successfully fixed the soles of the boots! I reckon they should be sweet for a few more seasons now.
Thanks again
Regards
Saltymac
post #94 of 110

Let us know how they hold up in the snow.

post #95 of 110

I realize I am bumping a crazy old thread, but are FLOWs the only option for a near step in now?  I still ride an old pair of K2 clickers, (the ones like the shimano SPD cleat type) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.  

 

Are there any true step in soft boat solutions out there?

post #96 of 110

Apparently Burton is going to be rolling out a Step On binding next year.  BTW, that's the other Pat Moore in the video....

post #97 of 110
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Apparently Burton is going to be rolling out a Step On binding next year.  BTW, that's the other Pat Moore in the video....

Yes, this is exactly what I want.

But damn, I have to wait until next year?

 

BURTON,  TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #98 of 110
How ironic the company that built the worst step-in ever and ran Switch out of Buisness is now inventing a "step on" binding. Probably be pretty good but I will continue to ride Flow.
post #99 of 110

Semi-related story:  Around Christmas, I was up in Stowe, VT enjoying a beverage or two at the Von Trapp brewery.  I started chatting with a couple who was seated next to me at the bar.  

 

The guy says his name is Doyle, and that he works for Burton. Very friendly, very smart, cool guy. We have a fun conversation about boards, bindings, etc.  I mention that I'm not a big fan of Burton's channel system, only because I'm not interested in being dedicated to one manufacturer's concept, etc. I also tell him that I was never a fan of Burton's old SI system.  (Over the years, I've used Switch, Flow, K2 Cinch, and regular straps)  

 

He brings up their new step-ins, says it's truly a huge improvement over other designs...

 

Turns out the guy was none other than Chris Doyle, aka The Mad Scientist at Burton.  He's a big proponent of their new step-ins.  I'd certainly give them a whirl at a demo day. 

post #100 of 110

Speaking of Stowe, I saw a guy riding K2/Shimano bindings on an old K2 El Dorado this weekend. Must be 20 yrs old by now.

post #101 of 110
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Turns out the guy was none other than Chris Doyle, aka The Mad Scientist at Burton.  He's a big proponent of their new step-ins.  I'd certainly give them a whirl at a demo day. 

 

I met Chris while doing a factory tour of Burton about two years ago.  Really interesting guy.  

post #102 of 110

Never ever heard of yonex, but it seems like they make step in bindings.

http://www.yonex.co.jp/snowboards/bindings/

 

fwiw

post #103 of 110

In September these will be available again, now from Burton. The main drawback for me is that you're forced to buy specific boots for those; however Burtom boots are among the most comfortable ones for sure

post #104 of 110
There's a new step in binding called the Strewth that uses normal snowboard boots They're based in Australia and they look alright. I thought about buying a pair but haven't heard much about how they perform and they're pretty pricey around $400. Only really need the back foot step in so might find a goofy footer and share a pair? smile.gif
Cheers
post #105 of 110
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Originally Posted by Saltymac View Post

There's a new step in binding called the Strewth that uses normal snowboard boots They're based in Australia and they look alright. I thought about buying a pair but haven't heard much about how they perform and they're pretty pricey around $400. Only really need the back foot step in so might find a goofy footer and share a pair? smile.gif
Cheers

Wonderful !! Didn't know of that, checking right now ! Thanks

post #106 of 110

saw a few ppl riding the latest incarnation of the K2 Kwicker step-in binding/boots setup in Hokkaido, also saw some Shimano disc step-in system as well, I think the step-ins have a decent following in Japan, Yonex also do the step-in,  their boards seem overpriced though, their badminton racquets are legit!.

post #107 of 110

It looks like the Strewth have never been actually produced, it's still in the developing stage.

post #108 of 110
Yes, I had another look yesterday and saw the same, so I emailed them and they told me to put myself on their mailing list via their website, which I did. Hopefully they'll provide information about their progress. I still think they look alright though.rolleyes.gif
post #109 of 110

Oh yes, it'll be revolutionary !...if they make it work...

post #110 of 110

I use the rear entry Flows and love them, however a step in that takes normal boots would be better of course

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