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Indyxc

Ronix Boot Tongue Wear

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Indyxc

Well,

I picked up a set of used 11 Ronix Cell Bindings. Bindings look brand new on the outside, except where the laces attach on the tongue, the nylon loop seems to rub on the tongue and has worn away the thing leather covering the tongue.

Is this normal? It seems like per their design it would have to be? I would think so, but can't seem to find a lot of posts about it?

Thanks

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CL-Rides

Yup exact thing happened on my One's

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Blindside_137

It's happening on my 08 ones. They've heald up great until recently.

Here's a quote by a ronix rep that explains how the 2013 bindings changed.

"All of the bindings have had an upgrade this year. The liners in the heat-moldable boots are now using a rip-stop material on the tongue which stops abrasion from the laces, and we now have vertiacl stitch lines in the heel area of the liners for more heel hold, and there is no chance of liner delamination. Great news for cable riders who take their boots on and off 50+ times a day! There are also new lace pull handles so it is easier to tighten your boots, and the lace material is dramatically stonger than in previous years. Not massive changes, but they are definitely a better boot than in years past!"

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JonnyRad91

I have 2012 Cell boots and they are doing the same thing after a good 50 sets on the water...

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Cdoogles

Concur with everything said here. All the current boots but the Franks do it. 2013s don't.

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Indyxc

Thanks guys.. Kind of disheartening that Ronix would sell these bindings for 2 years without changing them sooner. It's not like this is an isolated incident, and clearly a design defect. :/

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Blindside_137

I agree. Especially with how expensive these things are getting. 450 bucks should last for years

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Indyxc

On that note then has anyone tried to get ronix to warranty them?

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Blindside_137

It's worth a shot to try? But I don't see why they would because to them it would be "normal wear and tear..."

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mnhays

On that note then has anyone tried to get ronix to warranty them?

tried, but seeing as the tongue appears to ALWAYS wear, they'd have to replace every pair of boots they make, so they basically laugh at you.

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