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  • 22Design Axl Cable retention tension...re-tension...re-tension...

    So I was finally out getting some turns in yesterday and experienced a little issue with my Axl binding cables loosening as I skied. I had to stop once per run to re-tension the cables. I know there was a thread with a good way to handle this issue on teletips, anyone remember what the process was. I thought it involved electrical tape. Any help or experience with this would be much appreciated.

    While it is late in the season to finally get out there, the snow cover is thin, I had binding issues....it was an awesome day of mellow "get the blood flowing to the legs again" groomers. My daughter and I got after it, I love to see her skiing stronger and stronger every year. She is on a new rig this year and already starting to carve strong long arcs, lovin it!

  • #2
    You can try teflon tape over the threads to increase the tension so they don't loosen or just use duct tape at the joint of the threads to keep them from spinning.
    Last edited by James; 23 December 2013, 11:28 AM.

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    • #3
      Thanks James. I knew it was a simply solution. Cheers!

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      • #4
        Are the bindings new? If so, it's probably just the cable stretching and seating into all the parts.

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        • #5
          Duct tape on every 22Designs binding I've had. Works minty fine

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          • #6
            If they're new it can be normal to readjust the tension somewhat after the initial fit, if you've had them for a little while and they keep loosening take a closer inspection. I haven't had any issues on mine, if there's something that looks stripped I would contact 22designs and see about getting replacement parts.

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            • #7
              Several years ago there was a batch of heel tubes that would strip real easily. This was easy to tell since the hole piece would repeatedly fall off so I doubt that is the problem. There have also been heel tubes that would loosen over the years and that is why they duct tape method is so common. I also think this was more prevalent if you kept your bindings loose. The new binding comment is good and perhaps the boot just set itself in the toe box after a few runs and the bindings was never really tight enough to begin with.

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              • #8
                They are new bindings, I have 3 days on them, got them at the end of last season. I didn't have any problem with them on previous days. I found it very unusual that they would loosen in just a single longish run. I adjusted at the top and standing in line they would just fall off, this happened on both binders. It seems like a lot of movement to be just seating, but it could be possible. Thanks for all the info.

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                • #9
                  Old thread, 2 c worth: my HH's bedded in quickly and only loosened off once; the Axls kept backing off so I applied a squirt of thin CA.

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