Sport: Boarding
teflon step-in bindings   (0)  [vote for, against]
non-stick step-ins for snowboards

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
[phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Where not to use Teflon
[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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