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Do I want toe caps?

I have toe straps, and they're mismatched (one broke on the mountain, they gave me a fistful to try). A guy at work said he switched to toe caps and the difference was night and day. I'm not very good at snowboarding, can't seem to get the hang of it, so I'm trying out different stuff to see if I can find the sweet spot. I just moved my bindings back on position to the heel, and moved the toe straps to the front notch, see if that helps. Here's some pictures of my bindings and stuff, maybe you all can help me find toe caps if I need em, thanks.




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From the top angle, the bindings look too small for those boots. And to answer your questions, yes, you should try toe caps, that might help.
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The bindings are a tiny bit narrow right at the toe, but the boots are very wide at the toe, as I have super wide duck feet, so I just cram em in there. I guess I should explain the problem I'm having with riding, turning specifically. If I'm going down the mountain on my toes and turn onto my heels, no problem. If I try to carve back onto my toes, crash in the snow. I can kick the tail out and kinda rotate to my toes, might take a couple kicks, but it's exhausting and looks retarded.
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What angles are you riding at, also you look really toe heavy in that pic.
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Yeah, I had alot of toe hanging out, my old boots were shorter (and didn't fit) and I never even thought to move the bindings back until I noticed it today when I was riding. I have both bindings set at 15 degrees, my feet stick out like that naturally, so that's what I went with.
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holy molly that toe hang.
post what board and what binding you using. also your personal stats like weight.
also post a overall photo with binding on board and boots strapped in.
that toe hang is dangerous.

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It's a ride Fleetwood 165, I'm 6 foot, 280, 12W feet. Here's a pic of the bindings moved so the boots are centered on the board, and the toe straps moved to the forward slot. How do I remove and re-attach the burton studs, btw?

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centering the bindings on the board and having the stance just right helps, but I don't feel switching to toe caps helped my riding much...they give a more snug/connected feeling to the board and will keep the straps from digging painfully into your toes, but that's about it. You'll get better with practice than with upgrading equipment.
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Doesnt look you have any toe side leverage. Looks better but still not the best boot binding compatibility.
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I get what you're saying, the bindings should be longer to exert pressure closer to the edge so I can lay some power down? Never thought of that, just figured that whoever sold this package to the guy I got it from woulda known. What would be a good (affordable) binding to look into?
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