Originally Posted by NWBoarder
Is it necessarry? Absolutely not. Most people will tell you that it provides better leverage and heelside response. Personally, I've tried them both ways, (aligned and non-aligned) and I prefer them aligned. My reasoning has nothing to do with leverage and everything to do with comfort. I find the bindings to sit more comfortably on my boot when the highbacks are aligned with the heel edge.
^^I agree with the above 2 posters. I find I have a little
more range of motion for tweaking when they are parallel to the edge.