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cjs2002 11-29-2010 12:07 PM

Binding Issue: High Backs digging into leg
anyone else have this problem? i was trying on some new bindings this weekend with my boots on, and everytime i put any pressure on my heals, i felt the backs digging into my leg. obviously, this would be a all bindings now pretty much have that high back? am i screwed if looking to get a new pair?

Qball 11-29-2010 12:24 PM

Most bindings have adjustable highbacks, did you check to see if you could decrease the forward lean?

cjs2002 11-29-2010 12:26 PM

i did...and i was talking to a friend about it, and he has the same problem with ihs bindings. i'm about 5'8, 5'9 for reference.

Rufus 11-29-2010 01:01 PM

What bindings were you trying on? Different bindings have varying heights and padding on the highbacks, you might just need to try a different binding. What type of riding do you prefer?

ev13wt 11-29-2010 01:16 PM

Don't wear tennis shoes. How can the highback dig into your leg, it should press against your boots?

I mean, they are supposed to do that. Press against your boot that is. You should ride with kneew bent and then push your knees toward tip and tail. That is a proper stance. Then they should not press into your boots too much. If you ride standing straight up, its not gonna look good or work good.

cjs2002 11-29-2010 01:47 PM

i wasn't wearing shoes...i tried the bindings on with boots, obviously. They were pushing into the softer part of my boot, and i felt a fair amount of pressure in my leg. I wear the original shaun white boots from 2004 or something, and they're a fairly soft boot.

I ride about 70% freeride and 30% park/pipe. Been riding for 15 years, about 20 days a season, and looking to get new gear.

ev13wt 11-29-2010 04:42 PM

The pain is normal, suck it up ya girly princess. Else, go to shop, ask for some girl boots and then try them in the bindings.


Qball 11-29-2010 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by ev13wt (Post 334236)
The pain is normal, suck it up ya girly princess. Else, go to shop, ask for some girl boots and then try them in the bindings.


Haha, this reminded me of the geico commercial with R. Lee Ermey. "Maybe we should chug on over to namby pamby land, where MAYBE we can find some self confidence for you, you jack wagon!"

cjs2002 11-29-2010 04:53 PM

do they make girl's boots in men's sizes? If I'm normally a 10.5 boot, I guess I'd be like a 15 in women's?

oneshot 11-29-2010 04:55 PM

if your highbacks are grinding, your boots are short.. IE: freestyle boots of the olden days..

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