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kino 07-06-2014 10:28 PM

binding size help
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hi guys, i know this topic has been done to death but i just need a little help with my setup please :)

What I have:
size 8.5 Mens Nike Boots
size L Burton Escapade Reflex Bindings (im female)
152 NS Proto

I seem to be getting a lot of toe overhang with my setup. Pics attached.
The toe of the boot seems to stick out quite a bit in comparison to the bindings footbed. I have extended the footbed as far as i could >< Do I have anything to be concerned about?

Should I be using men's binding to help with the overhang?

any help is greatly appreciated!

Manicmouse 07-06-2014 11:07 PM

Does your toe or heel drag in the snow? Doesn't look like a problem from here.

neni 07-07-2014 01:30 AM

Looks fine, tho the pics are bit dark.
Actually a bit of overhang is an advantage as you get the point where you put most pressure (which are your foot balls and not toes) closer to the board edge = more leverage. As long as only the toes do overhang and your foot ball is still located on the gas pedal of the binding, it's fine.

Toe - and heel - overhang is only a problem when you tilt the board extremely in relation to the slope: if you carve hard or traversing steeps.

kino 07-07-2014 01:41 AM

thanks for the reply ! I have heard that a little bit of overhang is actually good but paranoid me felt like it was a little too much.

I will be heading up to the mountain this weekend so I will be testing the setup then :)

also i was just wondering if anyone know if a M in Burton Men's binding is equivalent to a L in Burton Women's binding? Reason I ask is that there seems to be better colorways and deals with the mens binding and i was tossing between the Genesis and Escapade which looks like the same exact binding.

neni 07-07-2014 02:58 AM

I assume you're pretty tall, noob to snowboarding and riding NZ? You'd need to give more info about your stats, experience, riding style... then someone knowing the Genesis can chime in to estimate, if the binding could match your purpose. I haven't ridden the Genesis thus only general comments.

Equivalent is a wide term :) Size (lenght) wise, yes. Expect the men's M to be a bit wider than the women's M. I'm all in to ride men's gear, IMO "women specific desing" is partly marketing blabla... However, a problem women could face with men's boots n bindings is that women - in general - have ower calf muscles thus women's boots have a different boot leg cut and women's bindings a lower highback in order to avoid pinching of the calf. I've tried some men's boots but the higher boot leg did pinch my calves; I've also tried several men's bindings and some work very well (the ones with rather low highback). Best would be to demo the binding with your boot to check, if the highback works for you.

kino 07-07-2014 08:00 PM

I'm 159cm and 62kgs somewhat advanced beginner (i think). I can comfortably link turns. Currently just trying to make my turns tighter and more dynamic.

I mostly ride in Aus but have gone to NZ and Japan as well. I normally stay clear of parks but enjoys everything else.

Thanks for the advice Neni, I've never thought about the highbacks. Currently the Escapade seems to fit my nike boots perfectly in terms of width so I'll be interested on how the mens version differs! I'll see if there are any demo stands when I go.

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