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thanks for waking up Dana!

My shop said they would replace them with whatever I want. I called to
tell'm to order the manual bindings. Yeah, auto bindings kcus ssa!

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

-Sharon

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:43:12 -0500, Dana Dorsett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Sharon [[log in to unmask]] writes:
>
>>That was my plea to the list. Haven't heard from Dana yet, but I expect
>to.
>
>ZZZzzzz.... Zzzzzz...  HHHhhnnnnnkkk... Kh... kh..... huh wha'  ...?
>You called?
>
>Sound like you've discovered first hand the misery of those
>oh-so-convenenient(NOT!) "step-in" or "auto" systems bindings!  If you
>can replace 'em with the manual version, do it now and never look back!
>The local REI was dumpin' the older manual versions for ~$20 a few weeks
>ago- I stocked up, since I have a few pair of skis that cam mounted with
>the step-ins.
>
>If you can't replace 'em, you can eliminate some icing issues by lightly
>spraying ArmorAll (TM) on the binding (sparingly mind you- don't want to
>wash away essential grease from the mechanical bits). But that won't
>help if you actively ski through a river and get 'em iced up internally
>(which may have been the issue.) The manual version doensn't rely on
>springs for closing, so when _they_ get iced up internally you can flip
>the lever back & forth until it frees up, pick any surface ice off 'em
>and you're good.  The step-ins just plain suck.
>
>dana
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