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Old 01-07-2015, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a pair of union factory bindings and no matter what I do I can't get the ankle strap to fit over my boot centered it's hard to even get the ratchet to grab the ladder.
I got the M/L and my boot is a burton imperial size 9.5
Everything is adjusted the strap is at the longest setting. It seems like the strap itself is to small.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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^^he's having trouble with the ankle strap, not the toe strap.

OP - adjust the heel cup so your boot sits further back in the binding.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Heal cup is adjusted all the way back. It's in position 2.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just got a pair of union factory bindings and no matter what I do I can't get the ankle strap to fit over my boot centered it's hard to even get the ratchet to grab the ladder.
I got the M/L and my boot is a burton imperial size 9.5
Everything is adjusted the strap is at the longest setting. It seems like the strap itself is to small.
Pretty sure you explained it well enough, but honestly if you could post up a picture it would greatly help us in helping you.

I'm rocking a 13 boot and am in a L/XL Factory and with my ankle strap I've still got room to spare. So while you may be correct, it's hard to believe that the M/L (which go up to size 11 I think) won't fit correctly. That's why a picture would help; we could rule out any obvious user error immediately.
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I just got a pair of union factory bindings and no matter what I do I can't get the ankle strap to fit over my boot centered it's hard to even get the ratchet to grab the ladder.
I got the M/L and my boot is a burton imperial size 9.5
Everything is adjusted the strap is at the longest setting. It seems like the strap itself is to small.
I'm guessing you're talking about this year's Factory? From last years to this years they changed the adjuster for the ankle strap, and for some reason that adjuster is about an inch shorter than last year. I wear size 10 Kaijus in the M/L binding, and last years fit with room to spare. This years do fit, but I have the length maxed out on the strap. Might be worth calling C3 to see if they'll send you a couple of the adjusters from last year if they have them.
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Yes its for this years binding.

I spoke to c3 shop and all they said was that it should fit and that I could buy parts from the L/XL bindings off their website to try them out.

I will get pictures up later today of the boot in the binding.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here's the pictures. Boot is laced tight as if it were being worn. The ratchets are tight and only gets a few clicks on the ladder. Not sure if you can see it from the picture but the strap is starting to push into the boot also.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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did you try the l/xl binding? I wear a size 10 boot and I went with the l/xl. I had a pair of medium Atlas bindings, but I didn't like everything maxed out. The only problem you might have is that the base could be too wide. I think you should see if you can exchange them.

Only reason I suggest that is because I don't think you should have to buy extra parts to make the bindings fit. It may only be $5, but you also have to wait for it. Its a small thing, but they should be ready to go out of the box. Its not like you're buying custom made bindings or something.

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I just noticed something in the third pic, you have a gap between the highback and the heel cup. what's going on there? did you adjust the highback forward or something? I have 3 sets of union bindings right now and I don't think any of them have that gap.
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Looks like you're losing some space between the highback and the heelcup. I don't know if you can adjust that highback to rest more closely to the heelcup or not, but it might give you more room.
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