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teflon step-in bindings

non-stick step-ins for snowboards
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if anyone snowboards with step-ins they know the problem that if fresh or sticky snow ice will get into your bindings that you have to clean out which is often a hassle (i usealy resalt to hitting the ice with my fist becuase i don't want to get my screwdriver out) before you can "step-in"

by using teflon, the miricle non-stick substance, on the pads (this will only work with certian types of step-ins, mine are heel-to-toe step-ins and the ice get stuck under the boot on the rubber pad near the toe clip) with the teflon cout, possible a spray on cout could stop ice from "gumming up the works"

I apologize for spelling mistakes or if this is baked, and for the vary breif definition (am hung over)

i-Mer, Mar 22 2003

Teflon spray lubricant http://www.lickbike.com/i2827050.htm
[phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Where not to use Teflon http://www.frontssn....com/fourmount.html
[phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

K2 Clicker Carbon Pro 2000 http://www.outdoorr..._85378_3146crx.aspx
One of the K2 Clicker line which uses teflon to shed snow and ice. [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       For non-snowboarders, this is not really clear. Sounds like it works though.   

       The fact that you are hung over and still took the time to explain a rather complex product only tells me how addictive this site is.
Pericles, Mar 22 2003

       I could have sworn that Teflon is available as a spray on. My connection is too slow right now to do a search. I propose that imer obtain this putative spray, spray only one binding, and leave the other unsprayed to serve as a control.   

       There is other stuff which can be applied to windshields to prevent wetting and make the rain bead up / fall off - RAIN_X so some such. Finally, I have heard that rubbing your windshield interior with unchewed chewing tobacco can also prevent condensation - presumably the oils in tobacco are hydrophobic and adhere fairly well to glass. Since all snowboarders chew, this would be even easier for imer to try.   

       Report back.
bungston, Mar 22 2003

       I,d reccomend strap-ins and some knobbly rubber spiky bits on th knuckles of your gloves. Works for me.
briandamage, Mar 23 2003

       Get flow bindings or strap system. Step-in are dying...
Steve_B, Apr 16 2003

       Spring is here and no report about my above proposed solutions using Rain-x, tobacco, etc.. I suspect imer may be a morbidly obese shutin who likes to _think_ about snowboarding because of that snowboarder woman who won the gold medal.
bungston, Apr 16 2003

       Which woman who won the gold medal?.
sufc, Apr 16 2003


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