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Old 09-11-2009, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Milo303
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Default Proper binding setup question

I've been under the impression that having your boot perfectly centered on your board was the correct way to set up a binding. I wear a giant boot so both my heel and toe hang over an inch exactly, and I have a wide board.

I've just been informed of a different theory...

Here is the other theory copied and pasted. This reply is meant for me, hence the size 14 boot talk.

Thoughts?

"At home, right now, stand on your heels. You will notice that your weight is on the backmost part of your heel. Now stand on your toes. You will notice that the pressure is now where your toes meet the rest of your foot, NOT at the tip of your toes. The same applies to pressuring your edges. The heel pressure does come from the backmost part of your boot while toe pressure is really about and inch (maybe more for a size 14) inward from the tip of your boot.

So while to your eye your boots may look centered, in actuality your pressuring behind your heel edge because the tips of your heels are beyond your heelside edge and pressuring from your toes is more towards the center of your board because the tips of your toes are over the toe edge instead of the intersection between your toes and your foot being over the toe edge. I have a size 9 boot, so it may be easier for me, but the tip of my heels is directly over the heelside edge and my boots are hanging a tad over the toeside edge so that when i pressure, the intersection between my toes and foot is directly over the toeside edge. This gives the appearance of my deck being toe heavy, but in reality the pressure created is directly over the edges."
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