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Old    Kyle Marriott (kyle_m)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-25-2008, 2:34 AM Reply   
been riding the delta the past 2 years and always let my bindings air out but damn they smell like a$$ it sucks anyone else have this problem im using febreeze to cover it up and it works alright, anyone else got anything to get rid of this lol
Old    Alex Kinon (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-25-2008, 6:03 AM Reply   
Mine were fine for as long as I was using them in "fresh" water (The Delaware River). But then I used them in
salt water, and from riding they went right into a board bag and into a hot van. By the next day they reeked
like cat spray. I washed them in the tub several times using dish soap and baking soda. They don't stink like they
once did, but I've never been able to totally get rid of that cat spray stank. Good luck.
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-25-2008, 7:07 AM Reply   
My Ronix Scouts smell like a wet dog. I ride in fresh water and let it air dry at home.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-25-2008, 7:27 AM Reply   
for salt/brackish: you can try submerging them in clean water a few times to cut down on the dying organisms trapped in your boots. Sounds like they don't drain out that well if fresh water does it too....
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-25-2008, 7:34 AM Reply   
I ride at the Delta and I've had the Ones for 2 years as well. Mine have never smelled. I just air them out and I've never had a problem. Try Tough Actin Tinactin :-) j/k My buddy has the Ronix Cell bindings and his dont' smell either.

(Message edited by norcalbordr on June 25, 2008)
Old    Allen Sasser (bamacpa)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-25-2008, 9:40 AM Reply   
My sons Reliks got that rank smell after being put in the board bag still damp in a hot car for a few hours. Tough to get out. The best we found was putting them in the sun for a day (maybe two) after scrubbing them with water & baking soda. Open them up as much as possible so the UV rays can do there work.
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-25-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
my scouts dont stink, im gonna second the tuff actin bro. toe jam can get funky.
Old    Dave S (bogiedog1)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-25-2008, 5:03 PM Reply   
Mine have that same horrible smell.

I store my board in my home-office; when my wife walks in she freaks out. I just tell her "baby, that's the smell of fun"!
Old    Jeremy Reinle (dfxr58)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-25-2008, 8:13 PM Reply   
mine smell terrible when i am close to my board, but they dont stink up the room or anything
Old    Wes (weswheels)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-25-2008, 8:28 PM Reply   
My ones smell too now. They just started smelling like stinky feet after about five sessions.
Old    Peter Trounce (907division)      Join Date: Nov 2007       06-25-2008, 9:41 PM Reply   
i have a pair of ones that ive rode for the last two years in a bunch a lakes and mine dont smell at all.
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-25-2008, 10:58 PM Reply   
proper research was not done when using intuition and knockoff moldable liners. companies were trying to ride the coattails of the snowboard industry.

aside from open and closed toe models never drying they also breakdown incredibly fast from the heat off the water.

not for me.
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-25-2008, 10:59 PM Reply   
ohh and they can stink like
Old    Jeff Fabiani (jboard1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       06-26-2008, 6:44 AM Reply   
Yeah i have this same issue with my Cells. It seems to happen when they don't get enough ventilation and/or heat. Early season riding up here in washington is cold and I think that is why they smell so bad, because they dont get the heat to air out. It's starting to heat up more now, so after i take a set I leave the board in the sun for a while. That seems to take care of the smell. Anyone else find this too?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-26-2008, 9:46 AM Reply   
I was going to suggest leaving them upside down, like in a board rack or something so they dry out. Sucks these high end binders smell like the funk.

Ronix Bindings - cuz you're feet already smell like ass!!
Old    Johnathan (wakerider900)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-26-2008, 11:52 AM Reply   
Mine don't smell. 08 ONES
Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-26-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
Anything left with moisture in it tends to smell funny (boardshorts/vests)...I usually stuff t-shirts in my CTs after riding and then give them a shot of sunlight. Ladyfriend suggested newspaper and says thats what backpackers do so that stuff doesn't start smelling like:
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On an unrelated note, would PETA be upset if we sessioned a dead turtle?

(Message edited by onthewatermo on June 26, 2008)

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