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MSR Lightning Ascent Question
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Curt Peterson
(curtpeterson) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
MSR Lightning Ascent Question on 11/27/2013 12:03:46 MST Print View

Curious if anyone has removed the bindings from a pair of Lightning Ascents. From what I can see it looks like it might be pretty simple. There are a couple pins (cotter?) that appear to hold the entire thing on there.

Has anyone pulled those pins and removed the binding completely? Is it is pretty straightforward?

Ultimately I'm after the weight of the decks without the binding. If anyone has that I'd love to know!

Thanks for anything you can offer.

greg c
(spindrifter) - F
Lightning Ascent Binding Removal on 11/27/2013 21:46:57 MST Print View

Hi Curt. I have not removed the bindings and necessarily don't know the weight of the platform sans binding. i just looked at my pair and agree that it is just the two cotter pins on either side of the crampon that attach the binding to the frame. Should be quick and easy to remove and replace. Just feeling the weight of the binding in my hand as it swiveled on the axle I would guess that the majority of the total shoe weight is in the frame....but what do I know....

Curt Peterson
(curtpeterson) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
MSR Lightning Ascent Question on 11/28/2013 08:30:03 MST Print View

Thanks for checking. If you get a wild hair and pop one off and weigh it let me know. In the meantime I'll try to find a way to explain to the REI salesperson what I'm doing when they catch me ripping apart their showroom gear and throwing it on a mini scale :)

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: MSR Lightning Ascent Question on 11/28/2013 10:21:53 MST Print View

woops.. corrected below. apparently the lightning are slightly lighter than the Evo tours. both have the nicest bindings i've used. one strap on/off.

Edited by JakeDatc on 11/28/2013 16:49:03 MST.

hwc 1954
lightning lighter than evo on 11/28/2013 14:48:20 MST Print View

The MSR Lightning series is just slightly lighter than the EVO series with the same length and bindings.

Probably not enough to really matter.