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01-15-2012, 07:06 PM #1
How many TLT Vertical volcanos have you broken this season?
I'm on three. In fact, the last one broke literally the first time it was used. Skied across a lake, then went to rotate the binding to use the heel riser and SNAP!! Off came the volcano. On to # 4, maybe this one will last, I dunno, a week??
Anyone else finding less durability on the newer heel risers? I had my original for 3 seasons, no problem. Now the new ones are breaking on me left and right!Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
01-15-2012, 07:22 PM #2Registered User
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
what vintage Verticals?
01-15-2012, 08:48 PM #3
Used to break Comfort ones all the time, but never a Vertical. I'm generally more careful with them now.
01-16-2012, 09:22 AM #4
I broke two last season but now I'm just more careful. So far so good.
01-16-2012, 09:32 AM #5
Are the B&D Ski Gear replacement volcanoes supposed to be a bit more burly than the Dynafit ones? (for Comforts). I could be wrong but I thought I recall that being the case.
01-16-2012, 10:26 AM #6
The B&D volcanoes are more burly than Comforts. I've upgraded my Speeds to B&D Al alloy top plates + B&D volcanoes.
01-16-2012, 10:55 AM #7
Zero in multiple years on multiple pairs. If you're breaking them that frequently, I don't think the volcano is the problem."It need not be fun to be fun." - Big Steve
01-16-2012, 01:08 PM #8
I spent 3 seasons without breaking a single one. I know how to use the thing. I just think that the new ones might be crap. The two non-original ones I broke this year are a different color (sort of a funky yellowish-greenish-teal). Wondering if they are a different, weaker plastic?
Wish they made all metal volcanos for the verticals and not just the comforts...Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
01-16-2012, 02:22 PM #9
The volcanos break if you wrench on them wrong with a pole, it needs to be done super-gently or they'll break. It's possible there's a big batch of defective tops/volcanos but nothing I've ever heard of. What temperatures were you breaking them at? Could be a brittleness issue I suppose."It need not be fun to be fun." - Big Steve
01-16-2012, 02:44 PM #10This not my pee
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
I broke my first one and I have six seasons on the bindings. It was totally my fault and I felt like an idiot afterwards...I punished myself with a hangover. Going to check out b&d.
01-16-2012, 04:39 PM #11
This is the one that broke the first time I rotated it. It was -15 out, maybe it was just too cold. But still, the fact that I never had an issue with my original, then this one broke right away...
Fuck it. I'm probably just being too agro and need to remind myself I'm on a dynafit.
Any one else had issues with these color heel risers?Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
01-17-2012, 10:02 AM #12
This year = 0
Last 10 years = 0Johnny's only sin was dispair
01-17-2012, 11:15 AM #13
FWIW, none of the older bindings use an all-metal plate/lifter except the Speed/Classic. The red plastic Comfort ones were probably the most famous for breaking; I stopped using my pole after watching several partners break theirs and will continue using my hand as long as I can bend over that far . . .