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Old 01-30-2015, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink snowboard binding settings - confused

I am a second season newbie. When I bought my Burton board, the shop set the bindings at 9 and 6. My boyfriend changed them to 12 and something this season and I could not turn going from heel to toe turns so it's back and I am happier. How does one know what setting is best for each individual person? I am a windsurfer so understand how important mast position is, fin size, board size and sail size but this is confusing to me. Thanks!
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I am a second season newbie. When I bought my Burton board, the shop set the bindings at 9 and 6. My boyfriend changed them to 12 and something this season and I could not turn going from heel to toe turns so it's back and I am happier. How does one know what setting is best for each individual person? I am a windsurfer so understand how important mast position is, fin size, board size and sail size but this is confusing to me. Thanks!
By doing it pretty much the way you did! That really is the honest answer!

I would guess most of us get started on something that the rental ppl or one of our friends set up. That, or they do like I did after buying my first board! I bought a book, read some shit online, and lurked in this forum for a few weeks, doing some research and finding my first starting point!

From there, I changed and experimented a little until I found what seemed to work! I did the same with stance and highback settings!

Once you find something that lets you learn and progress some? Then you can begin to make some little changes to see how they afffect your riding! Until you get some confidence and experience tho, It's hard to tell what those changes are doing unless they result in a TOTALLY strange, unridable feel for you!

And agin,.. in all honesty? Finding those "unridable" settings is not a bad thing either! sometimes it's almost as good to know what doesn't work as it is to know what does!!!

I think you're on the right track! Take your time and find those settings that work for you!

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Oh just re-read your post and noticed the "second season" part! THAT was when I was starting to ride well enough that I began trying new and different settings as well! Now I know you're right on track!!

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Old 01-30-2015, 06:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's different for every person. Most beginners ride duckstance, which means your toes are pointing away from each other. Some also like to ride with their both feet pointing to the same direction. I ride 15, -9. Experiment, you'll figure what works best for you
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How does one know what setting is best for each individual person?
You have an orgasm & fall over.
You'll know when ya find it.

You have to try out some different positions to find out.

Maybe your pigeon toed or bow legged.

Throw it on the floor in your living room & start tinkering with it.


Loosen everything & tighten it back up, you should start to get an understanding of what all these little things do.

Cause they do change the ride significantly.


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Not being able to go from heel to toe is weird just because of a binding adjustment.
We need to see how you are actually riding.
I have a suspicion you ride with your upper body counter rotated.
People who rotate their upper body tend to be more comfortable with forward stance instead of duck.

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Old 01-30-2015, 10:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't let your boyfriend or anyone else adjust you bindings. Get a multi tool and keep in your pocket, don't be afraid to make changes after every run if needed. Bottom line is to ride it and find what works best for you
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If moving the front binding 3 degrees (1 notch) is going to make it so you can't turn, then there is definitely something wrong with your riding. Getting a couple lessons to teach you how to ride will be far more beneficial than messing around with your binding angles at this point.
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If your boyfriend can't adjust your bindings I sure can .

Lol I'll show myself out.
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Sometimes it takes a little while to figure out binding angles. +18/-12 is what I eventually landed on.
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If your boyfriend can't adjust your bindings I sure can .

Lol I'll show myself out.
lulz. Got 'er!

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Sometimes it takes a little while to figure out binding angles. +18/-12 is what I eventually landed on.
This. Mine were always 15/-9, but this season I'd like to start off at -3 in the back and then try 0 to see the differences and then maybe +3 if I like it.

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Don't let your boyfriend or anyone else adjust you bindings. Get a multi tool and keep in your pocket, don't be afraid to make changes after every run if needed. Bottom line is to ride it and find what works best for you
Also this. Or, bring the regular screw drivers and tools you need and leave them in a bag in the lodge. This way you will have whatever tools you need to do whichever adjustment needed. If you're going to be changing the stance on the bindings its going to take you a couple of minutes to do it either way.
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