Binding Issue: High Backs digging into leg - 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 11-29-2010, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 156
Default 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 problem...do all bindings now pretty much have that high back? am i screwed if looking to get a new pair?
cjs2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-29-2010, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Default

Most bindings have adjustable highbacks, did you check to see if you could decrease the forward lean?
Qball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 156
Default

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.
cjs2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 425
Default

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?
Rufus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 02:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ev13wt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 446
Default

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.

Last edited by ev13wt; 11-29-2010 at 02:20 PM.
ev13wt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 156
Default

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.
cjs2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 05:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ev13wt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 446
Default

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.

ev13wt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ev13wt View Post
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!"
Qball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 05:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 156
Default

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?
cjs2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 05:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
oneshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PAC NW
Posts: 636
Default

if your highbacks are grinding, your boots are short.. IE: freestyle boots of the olden days..
__________________
http://oneshotproduction.net
Helping Old Dudes Look Kooky Since 2005
oneshot is offline   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 02:57 AM.



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