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Old 02-26-2015, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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female 4x4 binding discs "sideways"

Hey,

If it turns out that the board I got for my GF is a bit too long for her (i.e. minimum stance width is too big) can I put the binding discs "sideways" to allow me to reduce the stance width further? (obviously I'll lose the ability to balance toe/heel drag).

Does this make sense?
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Hey,

If it turns out that the board I got for my GF is a bit too long for her (i.e. minimum stance width is too big) can I put the binding discs "sideways" to allow me to reduce the stance width further? (obviously I'll lose the ability to balance toe/heel drag).

Does this make sense?
You could dust off your 7th grade geometry skills about the properties of rectangles and squares.

Or you could just try it
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could dust off your 7th grade geometry skills about the properties of rectangles and squares.

Or you could just try it
I'm guessing that's a "no" :P
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I'm guessing that's a "no" :P
Actually if I had a little money to put down I'd say yes. But I'm just going from memory and picturing it in my mind. I think the center holes are all equidistant apart around the outside.

The screws will tell you. But you may have to bump it up to 9th grade trig to figure out the stance degrees.
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You can, in fact most base plates the degrees are actually set up so you can do it either way. That being said if that board is that much too big for her that's gonna cause more issues. What size is the board and how big is she?
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All of my Rome bindings are marked all the way around the disc so they can be used either way.
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You can, in fact most base plates the degrees are actually set up so you can do it either way. That being said if that board is that much too big for her that's gonna cause more issues. What size is the board and how big is she?
quoted for truth, what are you trying to put her on a 210 Rad Air?
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quoted for truth, what are you trying to put her on a 210 Rad Air?
Ha, you're probably not too off. I've a 160 Rad Air which I donít ride cos it has such a narrow stance, Im not comfy even with the most outer inserts. So a 210 may have a slightly too wide stance

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(obviously I'll lose the ability to balance toe/heel drag).
You probably don't have to worry abt toe/heel drag cos that board is most likely too long and prob also too wide for her anyway if you have to adjust the stance in that way... but yes, if it's bot a Burton reflex binding, the 4x4 can be used for tip/tail adjustment like you mentioned. If it is a reflex, then you'd need to get different plates.
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You can, in fact most base plates the degrees are actually set up so you can do it either way. That being said if that board is that much too big for her that's gonna cause more issues. What size is the board and how big is she?
She's 57kg, 162cm. The board I got her is a 150cm Ride Compact. She's beginner/intermediate level. We're heading over to Niseko on Tuesday so was planning on setting it back just a tad.
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She's 57kg, 162cm. The board I got her is a 150cm Ride Compact. She's beginner/intermediate level. We're heading over to Niseko on Tuesday so was planning on setting it back just a tad.
That's actually about perfect for her weight. A little surprised that the stance width is too much for her as a 150 is by no means a big board (although granted she is fairly short). How ducked out did you have the stance angle set? Is it possible you just need to reduce the binding angle rather than find a way to set the bindings closer? You should be able to get her down to an 18" stance width which is fairly small.
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