BEFORE YOU BEGIN - PLEASE NOTE!
With proper setup and care, your Phantom bindings will operate seamlessly in the mountains. But as with any new system, we recommend taking the time to understand how it works to avoid frustration at a time when you should otherwise be fully focused on your line. We recommend going on conservative tours the first few times out to make sure the system is properly set up. If things are going to loosen up, it usually happens soon after setup. When tightening and loosening screws, be careful to prevent cross-threading, and always use a non-permanent locking compound (ie blue Loctite, not red - included in the tool kit) on the threads of all screws that mount to the board. This will reduce the potential for unwanted loosening while touring/riding. Finally, Phantom bindings are engineered for a very tight tolerance fit. Be aware of ice/snow build up on your top sheet and your inside edges, and always carry the Phantom scraper (included in the tool kit) with you in your jacket pocket. Before putting your board together, cleaning your board of ice and snow will help ensure everything goes together as easily as it did when you first set it up at home.
Phantom Rocket Risers mount directly to the factory heel riser inserts in your board.
- With your boot locked in to the toe, lower the heel to determine correct riser positioning.
- When in the upright position, you want the climbing wires to land somewhere in the middle of the heel as in FIGURE 1.
- Some boots have a tread pattern where, if the risers are positioned either a little too far forward or a little too far back, the climbing wires may actually get stuck in the tread "voids." Try to make sure both wires land on a solid part of the sole.
- As always, use non-permanent blue Loctite (included in the tool kit) on the screws to prevent unwanted loosening!
- The rails on our Rocket Risers are slotted to allow for a "soft lockdown" using a 20-inch ski strap as illustrated in FIGURE 2. This feature is really intended for sidehilling only, not for downhill skiing as it is not rated to release and may lead to knee or other injuries.