Splitboard bindings

  • US 9,022,412 B2
  • Filed: 06/19/2012
  • Issued: 05/05/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A pair of splitboard boot bindings, each boot binding for securing a rider'"'"'s boot to a splitboard, the splitboard having a pair of conjoinable ski members, the ski members when conjoined together defining a snowboard riding configuration and when used separately defining a ski touring configuration, each boot binding for engaging a snowboard mounting block assembly affixed crosswise to the top face of the splitboard in snowboard riding configuration and for engaging a ski mounting assembly affixed to one of the ski members in ski touring configuration, each boot binding of said pair comprising:

  • a) a nose bracket formed on a toe end of a boot binding baseplate, said nose bracket with transverse coaxial toe pivot holes;

    b) a toe pivot pin for pivotably securing said baseplate to a toe pivot cradle of said ski mounting assembly;

    said toe pivot pin comprisingi) a pivot axle member enabled to be inserted through said transverse toe pivot holes in said nose bracket, thereby defining a toe pivot axis;

    ii) an elbow bend in said toe pivot pin, said elbow bend defining a locking side arm inflexibly joined thereto;

    wherein said locking side arm has a laterally projecting length dimensioned so as to be strappable under a rider'"'"'s toe strap against the side of a rider'"'"'s boot in ski touring configuration and snowboard riding configuration, thereby preventing said toe pivot pin from being lost or loosened in use.

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