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6ballsisall
05-03-2006, 04:06 PM
What do you all use to get our ski bindings on?

Footin
05-03-2006, 04:07 PM
Dish soap, the cheapest stuff I can find.

kalanic
05-03-2006, 04:07 PM
I use suntan lotion, spray kind to get in & out of my Wakeboard bindings. Fiance use it on her single ski.

88 PS190
05-03-2006, 04:10 PM
I use ratchet buckles. zip zip zip click click click, zip zip zip zip click click click click. Velcro... POP. and in.

when in need, binding slime and shaving gel work well.

Tom023
05-03-2006, 04:11 PM
I really like the Connelly binding Slime. I have the Babes boot butter right now and don't like it very much...not a slippery, but environmentally friendly, which is important to me.

6ballsisall
05-03-2006, 04:12 PM
Poll is up! :firejump:

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 04:28 PM
Ivory, but looking forward to my approach binders coming soon.

6ballsisall
05-03-2006, 04:45 PM
I think you'll like the Approach binders East. The first time out they were tighter than a....... well you know 8p but after learning how to get them on they are great. Awesome fit, very comfortable and provide great support. I love them

rodltg2
05-03-2006, 04:47 PM
I use suntan lotion, spray kind to get in & out of my Wakeboard bindings. Fiance use it on her single ski.


you must have money to throw away...

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 04:47 PM
Good to hear. Don't mean to jack your thread, but did you find that you had to mount them diferently locationwise as opposed ot previous bindings (or did they come with your new Monza)?

6ballsisall
05-03-2006, 04:52 PM
Good to hear. Don't mean to jack your thread, but did you find that you had to mount them diferently locationwise as opposed ot previous bindings (or did they come with your new Monza)?

They came mounted on the Monza. I'd contact Mike @ Mastercraft of Charlotte if you are uncertain what to do you on your CDX. I think Mike had a hand in developing those binders so he knows them well.

92 190 PS
05-03-2006, 04:54 PM
This same question was going around last week and someone posted something about soap being bad for the bindings..I've used the cheap soap method for 20+ years and never had any issues.

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 04:55 PM
That's what I was planning to do. I have them (my animals) mounted per Matt Rini's advice at the moment and really like it. I'll pm Mike.

6ballsisall
05-03-2006, 04:57 PM
That's what I was planning to do. I have them (my animals) mounted per Matt Rini's advice at the moment and really like it. I'll pm Mike.

Cool! I am tweaking mine tonight before my set. Mike suggested I try canting the back binding to help me out on my off side turn. WE'll see how that goes!

jraben8
05-03-2006, 05:00 PM
KY.... Well, I guess it makes sense...

Ric
05-03-2006, 05:02 PM
BY GAWD I am saving the environment!! I had no idea my taking the simple route of buying a bottle of binding slime annually was saving the earth too!

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 05:07 PM
KY.... Well, I guess it makes sense...

Really does actually. Water soluable and doesn't degrade the rubber.

/not what I meant. :o

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-03-2006, 05:16 PM
shave cream here..... is that bad??

I tried KY, it dont work worth a ****!!!!

jraben8
05-03-2006, 05:16 PM
Really does actually. Water soluable and doesn't degrade the rubber.

/not what I meant. :o


Those should be replaced periodically anyway... Bindings I mean. See, you've got me doing it now!

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Mine don't have a whole lot of sets on them. They're in fine shape and we'll probably just put them on my wife's HO Truth. Just was presented with something that was too good to pass up.

Ric
05-03-2006, 05:29 PM
wrong thread sorry .

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 05:30 PM
Ric, you been fishing again? Wrong thread, pal. 8p

/edit. Wow, quick reflexes.

Ric
05-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Ric, you been fishing again? Wrong thread, pal. 8p

/edit. Wow, quick reflexes.
HEH HEH

only the after-effects today :(

Leroy
05-03-2006, 05:57 PM
I keep liquid ivory soap for my wakeboard bindings and friends.

Leroy
05-03-2006, 05:59 PM
Doug; You'll like this! I put 303 on the inside of my ski bindings and that also worked great and was there for many times.

88 PS190
05-03-2006, 06:27 PM
um, personally i like getting all the lube out of the bindings so i don't squirt out so quick

_DiZZ_
05-03-2006, 06:57 PM
A lil ivory goes a long way ;)

88 PS190
05-03-2006, 07:08 PM
ha ha... wait, if your buddy had a thing of KY randomly sitting in his glovebox, I think that'd raise some eyebrows.

poor guy.

I have some friends who use baby oil. I think its a bit silly, but they just fly out of their skis.

east tx skier
05-03-2006, 09:43 PM
Doug; You'll like this! I put 303 on the inside of my ski bindings and that also worked great and was there for many times.

I'd be afraid I'd try to turn and the ski wouldn't be there. :o

Bert
05-03-2006, 09:54 PM
Moosejuice. Was up at moose country and Freddie sold me five gallons for twenty bucks so it's gonna last a long time.

erkoehler
05-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Dish soap for me:)

SKI*MC
05-03-2006, 10:11 PM
i use this stuff called Moose Joose. (or maybe its juice, i don't remember, but i know it rymes!)

Workin' 4 Toys
05-03-2006, 11:55 PM
Slime...Arctic Cat Green....:D

ajgressette
05-04-2006, 04:55 AM
Dawn dish soap

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Heres an idea. Has anyone ever tried Aloe? you know the sunburn lotion. would that work?? :confused:

I notice not many people use shave cream. is that bad to use?? bad for the bindings or enviroment?

Whats the scoop??

Workin' 4 Toys
05-04-2006, 10:37 AM
Heres an idea. Has anyone ever tried Aloe? you know the sunburn lotion. would that work?? :confused:

I notice not many people use shave cream. is that bad to use?? bad for the bindings or enviroment?

Whats the scoop??
DUDE, you know how many aloe plants you would have to squeeze to get enough to do the job!!!!???
And shave cream... Now you're grasping at straws...
What's next, you wanna stick your foot in pickle juice and see if thats slippery...

Leroy
05-04-2006, 10:40 AM
If you only get it on the rubber where your foot slides in then it worked well. Let dry before using. I got it on the bottom pad once and that was no fun!



I'd be afraid I'd try to turn and the ski wouldn't be there. :o

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-04-2006, 10:41 AM
Im serious WFT, whats up with the shave cream?? I use that and dont have any problems..... just wondering why more people dont.....It works and its cheap. :confused:

Workin' 4 Toys
05-04-2006, 10:42 AM
Im serious WFT, whats up with the shave cream?? I use that and dont have any problems..... just wondering why more people dont.....It works and its cheap. :confused:You trying to kill the fish so you eliminate the fisherman on your lake, or are you trying to keep the lake from freezing?

jraben8
05-04-2006, 10:45 AM
You trying to kill the fish so you eliminate the fisherman on your lake, or are you trying to keep the lake from freezing?


W4T - Maybe you're on to something with this...

LakePirate
05-04-2006, 10:47 AM
I have dish soap in a squeeze butter container. Guests look at you really weird when you hand them the butter to get into their bindings.

tex
05-04-2006, 10:52 AM
Inga makes sure my feet slip into the jump bindings smoothly!

pkskier
05-04-2006, 11:19 AM
I like to use slime, I have tried babe's boot butter but it is not very slick. I let the people I don't like use the babe's.

MasterCrafting
05-07-2006, 11:37 PM
Whatever the girls leave on the dock...bodywash...conditioner...shampoo...there's always something close to hand

BuoyChaser
05-08-2006, 09:45 AM
Ivory, but looking forward to my approach binders coming soon.
i use Ivory Dish Soap as well, the only dish soap that doesn't contain phosphates and is biodegradeable...

as for approach bindings, i still need lube, don't let anyone fool you!!!don't need as much but the EVA gribbers just don't SLIDE...

6ballsisall
05-08-2006, 10:52 AM
I have used Connely Slime in the past and liked it. Just bought a GALLON of Lava from MYMC. Hope I'll like that! :eek: :dance:

Mi.mc
05-14-2006, 12:16 PM
up until recently i had been just opening my binding all the way then closing it, but it got to be too much of a hassle, so i just started using the bottle of hand soap that my brother had lying around in the boat.

Larryp
05-14-2006, 04:31 PM
lever 2000

erkoehler
05-14-2006, 04:32 PM
Just picked up some lemony fresh dawn for MM2 :)

JohnnyB
05-14-2006, 04:36 PM
1/2 ivory dish soap 1/2 water in a hand soap dispensor...they style that produces foam hand soap.....you can get away with 1/4 ivory and 3/4 water but if you mix it 1/2 and 1/2 and get below a 1/2 bottle, you just top it off with lake water. Ivory because its environmentally friendly.

I believe a past thread had a few different formulas on it....I'll do a search.

6ballsisall
05-14-2006, 04:36 PM
Just picked up some lemony fresh dawn for MM2 :)

You dang city boy! Gonna ruin that crystal clear water with your NON bio-degradable soap! :(

erkoehler
05-14-2006, 04:37 PM
You dang city boy! Gonna ruin that crystal clear water with your NON bio-degradable soap! :(


I water it down so much that it won't have any effect.

6ballsisall
05-14-2006, 04:38 PM
I water it down so much that it won't have any effect.


Famous last words.......... :rolleyes:

erkoehler
05-14-2006, 04:39 PM
Famous last words.......... :rolleyes:


The only soap I'll be using is for my drysuit, which I hope I won't need :)

6ballsisall
05-14-2006, 04:42 PM
The only soap I'll be using is for my drysuit, which I hope I won't need :)


Dude the water will be in the 70's. Why bother with bringing the dry suit????

erkoehler
05-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Dude the water will be in the 70's. Why bother with bringing the dry suit????


Rain showers Friday, and scattered T-storms Saturday :(

Temps look good though.

6ballsisall
05-14-2006, 04:48 PM
Rain showers Friday, and scattered T-storms Saturday :(

Temps look good though.

Wetsuit dude. Wetsuit. Your barefoot suit will be more than sufficient.