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Old 02-10-2010, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm stuck in a vicious cycle of tweaking my bindings. It seems like the more i tweak, the less sure i get about what i'm trying to do. I'm thankfully pretty happy with my stance width. Right now, i'm totally unsure of what i should be trying to center widthwise on my board. My boots are size 10.5 burton rulers, and my bindings are L/XL Rome 390s. My board is a never summer legacy-r 159

The binding allows me to adjust the heel cup in 3 positions. the largest is clearly too large because i can't strap in so i rule that out. the middle setting allows me to strap in, but i basicly have the toe strap tightened all the way down and feel like i'd like to crank it a little more, but can't. The smallest setting feels the best as i can get the toe strap centered on my toe and crank it down and still have some notches left. I kind of think that's what fits my boot best.

Here's my dillema. When i mount the binding in the recomended way (the holes on the disk running parallel to the length of the board) it seems like maybe i have too much toe hang. So i've opted to turn the disk so the holes are perpendicular to the board and move it towards heelside one hole. I think this centers me more, but to be honest i'm not sure what i'm looking to center.

when i put the binding heel cup into the middle position, visually it looked like the boot itself was more centered on the board. When i put it in the smaller position i feel more secure in it and ride better, but visually it looks like i have a lot of toe hang.

should i be trying to center the whole boot so the same amount of boot is on either side of the centerline? should i be trying to center where my heel and ball of my foot rest so the centerline would run right between them? should i be trying to center the binding on the board? Is some toe hang ok? Since i'm at the point of moving just a couple cm in either direction is this even anything that matters?

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here's some images of how i have it mounted right now.





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Old 02-10-2010, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You definitely should not have overhang on with size 10.5 on a wide board. I would look at shifting the whole binding back towards the heel edge. I think you need to get that heel cup out too and make sure that you adjust the straps accordingly.
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Did you adjust the toe strap setting? There are two different slots the toe strap can be used in, and you probably have it in the outermost slots. I would move the heelcup back to the middle setting and move the toe straps back one slot.
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I didn't know there was another position for the toe strap. You are right. If i moved the mount point of the toe strap back, i could probably move the heel back to the middle position and it would be a perfect snug fit.
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I moved the heel cup to the center position and figured out how to move my to strap mount point back. Seems absolutely perfect now! I'm heading to Keystone on monday, can't wait to try it out!

Thanks a bunch for the input.
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yep, I have the same bindings and boot size. I have the heel cup in the middle position (11/12.5 hole), the toe strap popped in the front notch and my disks moved one notch back toward the heel edge. Works really well.

You can also move the heelstrap forward on the heelhoop for more freestyle flex or back for more freeride support.
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This probably has no direct relevance to your question, but judging by the left boot in first pic, it looks as if you need to adjust your front strap. The soft part of the strap should be centered on the top part of your boot, not off to one side of it.
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its because you are on a neversummer
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keep riding your cliche skate banana/union force setup peon
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u still got the discs turned? that seems somewhat unecessary

i have a similar setup, a 159 NS, ruler boot sz 13, l/xl 390's

i did some adjustments, just the toe ramp & strap fit

the boot is centered, even overhang

ill post pic if you wanna have a look

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