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Snowboard binding

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Henry Freisinger, Karl Stritzl, Franz Ollinger, Hubert Würthner, Gernot Jahnel, Raimund Premauer, Helmut Brandt, Alois Himmetsberger

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A binding in particular a step-in binding, for retaining a soft boot on a sliding device, in particular a snowboard, having retaining elements for the boot and having a calf support (

8) which can be pivoted into snowboarding and step-in positions and, via a tread element (

9) which is connected to it and is within reach of the boot, can be moved into the snowboarding position, in which the calf support (

8) is secured against accidentally pivoting out of the snowboarding position. In the snowboarding position, with the tread element (

9) subjected to loading, the calf support (

8) can be supported, on binding-mounted supporting parts (

20), against pivoting on its pivoting bolt (

10) into the step-in position. As a result of the tread element (

9) being relieved of loading, in order to eliminate the support, the calf support (

8) can be displaced, in particular automatically, in relation to the bolt (

10).

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING(S)

Further features, advantages and details of the invention will now be described in more detail with reference to the drawings, which illustrate an exemplary embodiment and in which:

FIG. 1 shows a side view of a snowboard binding,

FIG. 2 shows a longitudinal section through the rear region of the snowboard binding in the snowboarding position with the boot inserted, although the boot is not illustrated,

FIG. 3 shows a vertical section along line III—III from FIG. 2,

FIG. 4 shows an oblique view of a supporting part, and

FIG. 5 shows a sectional illustration analogous to FIG. 2, but in the step-in position with the calf support pivoted rearward.

Claims

1. A binding for retaining a soft boot on a sliding device, comprising:

2. The binding as claimed in claim 1, wherein the calf support is subjected, on each side, to the action of at least one spring which urges the calf support upward.

3. The binding as claimed in claim 1, wherein the calf support is arranged pivotably, on both sides, on said binding-mounted bolts, which extend through slots of the calf support.

4. The binding as claimed in claim 1, wherein the position of each supporting part can be adjusted and fixed via a slot formed in the side part of the bearing block.

5. The binding as claimed in claim 4, wherein a groove formation which is provided on the supporting part is engageable with a groove formation which is formed on the inside of the side part.

6. The binding as claimed in claim 1, wherein said calf support is displaced automatically in relation to said bolt when said tread element is relieved of loading.

7. The binding as claimed in claim 1, wherein said sliding device is a snowboard.

8. A binding for retaining a soft boot on a sliding device, comprising:

9. A binding for retaining a soft boot on a sliding device, comprising: