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Old 02-18-2011, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok like I stated in my introduction thread im VERY new to Snowboarding..I have a 2011 Forum Manual(147) and a pair of Union Contact bindings(2011/XL).I just got the Contacts in the mail today and I was using Cartels(2010/XL) until now,and they fit perfectly.The problem is after lacing up the new Unions I noticed that that parts of the bindings hang over the boards edges..Its not the baseplate,Its the toe side of the "GAS PEDAL"wich hangs off a better part of a inch,And on the heel side its less..I wear a size 10.5 US and I ride +12/-12.Are they suposed to be like this?? Like I said..VERY new to snowboarding.



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Old 02-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pics are kinda hard to tell. Could you lay the board on the ground and take a pic from above? That would make it much easier
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The waist width is waaaayy to narow for your size foot...that's why there is overhang. You need a mid wide board.
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I since have moved the binding and was able to center my boot/binding on the board..Now the bindings dont hang over at all..Just the "GAS-PEDAL" on the toeside..I use this board for riding park..I seen somewhere on this forum that a good way to see if drag will be a issue is to but your boots in the binding like your riding in them, and to move your board as if your where carving and see at what angle you actually touch.Is this true?


I measured the boot/binding with greatest amount of overhang..It was 1.5 inches?

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You can make it work. Adjust the heelcup so in the binding you have equal toe and heel overhang. After that, rotate the mounting disc so that it is width wise and center the binding on the boards width.

This isn't going to be an ideal setup. The board is likely too small for your foot size/stance or weight. But you should be able to make it work. My friend makes his 147 Kink work with XL Force SL's and size 11.5s.
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Ya took it down to the local shop..They pretty much did what you just said.. and for the record im 5'8 140lbs.. so the board is right on par with what I need for the park... JUST GOT BIG FEET BRO!




PS just out of curiosity what would be the ideal set up for someone my size?
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Not a 147. Straight jibs maybe. But at 145lbs my jib board is a 150.

Better size would be 150-154 for park. Bigger for jumps, smaller for rails.
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