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!
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!!