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Old 01-08-2011, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone!

A friend of mine sold me his old burton board and bindings. I've been riding and tinkering with the angles but realized yesterday that my boots aren't correctly centered. I get about a inch and a half of heel overhang but my toes are a good inch away from the sidecut.

I'll try to fix it after work before riding but I'm wondering how I'll be able to do it. My bindings (Burton 2008 P1) came with the 4-holes pattern baseplate and the board has a 3d pattern. It works but I don't see how I can move the binding across the width of the board. I checked my bindings and the heelcup can't be adjusted. At this point, my options seem to be to finish work early and grab new baseplates at the local shop or get the baseplate closer to the edge by only using two screws.

Since my second option probably involve me riding down the mountain lying down on a stretcher at the back of the paramedics' snowmobile, I figured I'd ask the snowboarding gurus around here!

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You want your toes and heels equal to the edges of the board. You can move the highback forward using the adjustments on the binding to fix your problem.
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Hello everyone!

A friend of mine sold me his old burton board and bindings. I've been riding and tinkering with the angles but realized yesterday that my boots aren't correctly centered. I get about a inch and a half of heel overhang but my toes are a good inch away from the sidecut.


Unscrew each binding and turn it the opposite direction. See if there's any difference based on which way they're facing. Might be enough to center it depending on how centered the base connectors are in comparison to the actual center of the boot. Might not be an inch of difference, but thought I'd throw the idea out there. Best of luck!
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I get about a inch and a half of heel overhang but my toes are a good inch away from the sidecut.
Do you mean your toes don't even overhang at all, like they're inboard of the edge??? That would severely lopsided. Or do you mean the heel has 1.5" overhang and the toes have 1" overhang, which is getting close?

Can you rotate the binding baseplate disc 90 degrees?
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Hello everyone!

A friend of mine sold me his old burton board and bindings. I've been riding and tinkering with the angles but realized yesterday that my boots aren't correctly centered. I get about a inch and a half of heel overhang but my toes are a good inch away from the sidecut.
Yeah, that's pretty bad. I assume these aren't EST bindings? If they're good old-fashioned 4-bolt bindings, the plate should have adjustment holes so that you can bolt the plate down offset in one direction or another. You need to mount the bindings in such a way that the heel and toe overhang are about equal. If your plates just have 4 holes period (did they ever make them like that?), maybe you can get hold of some newer ones.

Have to be honest though. That much offset sounds to me like either your binding size is way mismatched to your boot size or your binding is already mounted with a huge offset to heelside.
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Do you mean your toes don't even overhang at all, like they're inboard of the edge??? That would severely lopsided. Or do you mean the heel has 1.5" overhang and the toes have 1" overhang, which is getting close?

Can you rotate the binding baseplate disc 90 degrees?
The toes have no overhang at all. I had a hard time last week completing my toeside turns but I thought I was just a bit rusty. Now I guess it all makes sense. I'll see if I can rotate the baseplate to push it a bit closer to the edge and if it fails, I'll push the highback forward a bit and adjust the forward lean.

I think I'll bring my board to work during lunch and try you guys' suggestions.
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Changing the foward lean isn't going to do anything to solve this problem.
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Maybe post a pic looking down from above the bindings?
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Maybe post a pic looking down from above the bindings?
Yeah, especially a close-up of the baseplate.
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I think you're best bet would be to try and get the three hole discs rather than using the standard 4 hole discs. This should allow you a bit more flexibility in centering your boot/binding.
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