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Strada Replacement bungee

Not_The_PugNot_The_Pug Posts: 597 Crazy Baller
Has anyone found an bulk bungee to buy to replace the top laces on the Strada bindings? I measured the old one and it is 3/16". Don't want to buy the whole kit online (have all the other parts). Called Radar and they are out of bungee currently.

Thanks,
Kevin
scotchipman

Comments

  • tbrenchleytbrenchley Posts: 120 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I buy mine from Smith and Edwards...it's a local surplus store. The bungee I buy is a little thicker but it works well and it costs me less than $1 to replace a lace (which is the only thing that breaks)
    scotchipman
  • PurdueSkierPurdueSkier Posts: 179 Baller
    I bought a complete kit from performance ski and surf that has the all the bungees bottom laces and ties for 2 boots.
  • KillerKiller Posts: 396 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    Yep. Good quality, cheap and easy from China :)http://myebestbuy.com/elasticshockcord1foot.aspx

    I have a bunch of spare bungee now I can send but might be quicker to buy direct. I had the package in a week. Also changed the cord lock from the wheel that never stayed to one of these:
    http://myebestbuy.com/p785-bean-cord-lock.aspx

    Much easier to adjust the tension now:

  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,887 Infinite Pandas
    @Krlee West marine or any bulk bungee works fine. It's a standard size. It is my buoy hold down size as well. Cut it to length and feed it through the lace locker. Hooray for Radar for making a field repairable product!

    Eric
  • KillerKiller Posts: 396 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @scotchipman 3/16 standard size and I can't tell a difference when pulling on stock bungees.
  • WolfeieWolfeie Posts: 175 Baller
    I searched many stores for replacement bungee. Ended up going to Harbor Freight Tools,
    bought a cargo net that was about same size and cut it up. Bungee for life for under $10.
    Brad Wolfe - Ski West Village, Arvin, Ca; Radar Pro Build, SN 200, I can see Ball of Spray headquarters from my lake house.
  • buskibuski Posts: 114 Baller
    Anyone know the size on the lower bungee? It's a smaller diameter than the upper. Or do you just replace them both with 3/16"?
  • KillerKiller Posts: 396 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @Wolfeie not sure I'd want something that was "bout the same size", but they're your ankles! the stuff I got is only 35cents a foot. each bungee is 31" so for $10 you have 5 sets of bungees for double boots.... pretty much a lifetime

    @buski its 3/16 or 4mm for the upper bungee. the lowers are just plain cord, not bungee.
  • WolfeieWolfeie Posts: 175 Baller
    We pound 8-10 sets a weekend, eight plus months a year and go through 3-4 sets
    per season. The cargo bungee had same stretch and was with-in a couple of hundreths of an inch in size.
    Brad Wolfe - Ski West Village, Arvin, Ca; Radar Pro Build, SN 200, I can see Ball of Spray headquarters from my lake house.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,168 Mega Baller
    @krlee - the top strada lace has a solid core of rubber that's wrapped, not the same as "bulk bungee" from the hardware store, call Radar and have them send you the correct stuff, they're not that expensive
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • tbrenchleytbrenchley Posts: 120 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I guess I don't worry about being the same size since I ski on dual lock and don't expect to ever come out of the bindings since the plate on my ski releases. I actually prefer the larger size for my set up and the "bulk bungee" lasts me longer than the ones I get from radar for a lot less money.
  • DanEDanE Posts: 885 Crazy Baller
    Fwiw I had the tail skip out in Heavy chop today on on offside turn, really needed Stradas to release, especially front boot (a real ankle breaker fall).
    Released without Even the slightest sting to my ankles, and I pull Most of the bungee out of my top lace on front foot i.e very snug and the bottom lace very tight.
    The soft part at the back of the Shell is what gives combined with the slick cover at the back of the liner
    Could not Believe how easy I slipped out of them considering how tight I pull the laces on my front boot (just cannot ski with the laces looser)
    Impressed of the safe design.
  • Not_The_PugNot_The_Pug Posts: 597 Crazy Baller
    @richarddoane I did call Radar, guy was very helpful, but they are out of stock. Just looking for a good replacement to the stock stuff that works.
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