Snowboard binding system

  • US 6,290,250 B1
  • Filed: 03/29/2001
  • Issued: 09/18/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A snowboard binding for securing a snowboard boot to a snowboard, comprising:

  • a base adapted to receive the snowboard boot;

    a movable engagement member that is mounted to the base for movement between an open position and a closed position in which the engagement member is adapted to secure the boot in the binding;

    a lever mechanically coupled to the engagement member and adapted to move the engagement member from the closed position to the open position, the lever being movable between a first position corresponding to the engagement member being in the closed position and a second position corresponding to the engagement member being in the open position; and

    an engagement indicator which indicates to a snowboarder that the boot is secured to said binding in the properly secured arrangement, an indication of a properly secured arrangement by the engagement indicator being one of the appearance or the disappearance of a colored surface operatively associated with said closed and opened positions of said engagement member.

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