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Should I Center the footbed?

Should I try to adjust it so that the foot beds are centered on the board as well?

Took me some playing around to adjust my bindings so my boot was centered over the board with equal toe hang on both sides. But the foot beds/wedgies are offset towards the heel side now as a result.
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Does your gas pedal (toe ramp) not pull out? Those things are usually adjustable. If your boot is centered, but the ramps aren't, just adjust the ramps.


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Does your gas pedal (toe ramp) not pull out? Those things are usually adjustable. If your boot is centered, but the ramps aren't, just adjust the ramps.
For my bindings the foot bed and toe ramp is one peice. So you adjust it as a whole unit.
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Alright, then it sounds like you will have to adjust the highbacks. You should be able to adjust your highbacks and move them back. So, center your bindings, unscrew the highbacks, and move them back.


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Alright, then it sounds like you will have to adjust the highbacks. You should be able to adjust your highbacks and move them back. So, center your bindings, unscrew the highbacks, and move them back.
So I guess its important that my footbeds are centered on the board then.
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So I guess its important that my footbeds are centered on the board then.
Yes. The purpose of the footbed is to give the contact points of your boot support for power on that particular edge. In your case, you will have less toe side response because the toe ramp is not on the toe-side edge.

You can certainly ride this way... it's just better to be centered.


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Yes. The purpose of the footbed is to give the contact points of your boot support for power on that particular edge. In your case, you will have less toe side response because the toe ramp is not on the toe-side edge.

You can certainly ride this way... it's just better to be centered.
This isnt always true though. you only want to pull your footbed out enough that the front of the footbed is still in contact with the bottom of your boot. A lot of boots curl up in the front and pulling your footbed all the way out is useless because it wont be in contact with your boot anyway.

I feel that having your boot centered is more important than having your footbed centered on the board.
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