binding setup nose & tail lengths?? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2010, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
LTshredTN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 560
Default binding setup nose & tail lengths??

when u all mount ur bindings do u leave more distance from bindings to tip or tail??? i measure from center of binding disk to the tip or tail, on my setup up from last season i had .5" more length on my tip then tail from center of bindings, i wonder if most ppl like to keep there nose and tail same length or more tail or more nose??? i figured the 1/2 inch more nose would help keep it up some, but i didnt know if it would hurt me much on landings and leaning back too much
LTshredTN is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-06-2010, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Default

It depend if what type of board it is. If its a true twin, the bindings will be centered (same distance from tip and tail). A directional twin will be set back a bit towards the tail. I usually don't change my setback and keep the bindings on the same holes on each foot. So if my rear binding is on the last holes (towards tail), than my front binding will also be on the last holes (towards tip).
Qball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Beatlesfan888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 134
Default

it also depends on where you ride. There's boards with an extra foot on the tip for powder
Beatlesfan888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Default

Extra foot on the tip?
Qball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 06:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,314
Default

First of all, if your going to have a "setback" with your bindings, note that you always want the bigger gap between the bindings and the tip of the board to be in the front of the board, never the otherway around.

Secondly, there is a reason for having a setback, and if you want one it depends on what kind of board you are using and what your riding style is. For freestyle, typically you will have no setback and the bindings will be centered. This gives you a more mirrored feel when you ride switch because the binding distances are the same while riding in either direction. This means that if you take a tape and measure from the center of each binding to the tip, they will have equal distances.

For freeriding, you use a setback because it causes more weight in the back of the board, consequently lifting the nose. This is good for riding in powder because it keeps your nose afloat and lessens the amount of "back-seat driving" you have to do in order to keep from effectively sinking. Setback can vary from .5 inches to 3+, though most people have it within those variables. 1-2 inch setback is probably what most people use because it gives you more weight in the back but doesn't change your weight distribution too much.

If you have a .5 setback right now, I doubt it's causing you much trouble in any area. If you do freestyle a lot you could change it to centered, otherwise I would just leave it alone or increase it if you do more freeriding.
__________________
PowderHound and TreeNinja

Last edited by HoboMaster; 11-06-2010 at 06:08 PM.
HoboMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Beatlesfan888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 134
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Qball View Post
Extra foot on the tip?
yes. and this has to be 10 characteristics so just ignore the last part.
Beatlesfan888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Beatlesfan888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 134
Default

YouTube - SIA 2010 - Lib Tech Interview with Pete Saari
Beatlesfan888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 05:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Default

That is a retarded board and is not something anyone can just buy.
Qball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 02:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Beatlesfan888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 134
Default

he said its gonna be on lib's boardline
Beatlesfan888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 02:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Default

Still doesn't change the fact its a dumb board haha
Qball is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums