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Title:
SWIVEL MOUNT FOR BOARD BINDINGS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2001068199
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A swivel mount for a board binding of the present invention includes a base mountable to an upper surface of a board, and a swivel plate rotatably mounted on the base for relative swivelling rotation of the swivel plate relative to the base between a ride position and forward-walking positions. When the swivel plate is in the ride position the binding is oriented generally perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the board. When the swivel plate is in the forward-walking positions, the binding is oriented to point a user's forward foot in the binding toward a front end of the board so as to generally form an acute angle between the binding and the longitudinal axis of the board. A rotational resistance device cooperates between the swivel plate and the base for increasing rotational resistance above that of free-floating rotation but without locking of the swivel plate in a preset locking position when swivelling the swivel plate through the radial arc of the forward-walking positions. A ride position latch releasably locks the swivel plate in the ride position relative to the base upon rotational urging by the user's forward foot so as to return the swivel plate from the forward-walking position to the ride position. An actuator releases the ride position latch when actuated by a force applied in a first direction urging the swivel plate to swivel from said ride position to the forward-walking positions.

Inventors:
LETT RALPH (CA)
Application Number:
CA0100331W
Publication Date:
January 24, 2002
Filing Date:
March 13, 2001
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Assignee:
597990 B.C. LTD.
LETT, RALPH
International Classes:
A63C5/00; A63C10/14; A63C10/18; (IPC1-7): A63C9/08
Foreign References:
US5499837A1996-03-19
US5820139A1998-10-13
US4964649A1990-10-23
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