Binding Woes and unrideable burton p1.1s
I picked up a pair of burton p1.1 last year and tried them this year on my new lib tech TRS. Before this i only rode forum factions on a nitro fuser board. The old set up was pretty comfortable, although it took a knee injury to figure out that i can do micro adjustments by using one of the 5 different positions on the disc. After moving the bindings a bit more towards the toe edge the setup seemed better balanced.
This year i tried my new setup straight away but i found it very hard to ride. First off, unlike the factions, i can't move the back part of the binding back and forth, the only thin adjustable is the toe ramp. Again, the boot seemed a bit more centered when i moved the binding towards the toe edge. But i can't extend the toe ramp at all or i start getting overhang. Switch riding was very weird and i settled for the most simple solution - i suck at it, especially after an 8 month break.
Riding the icy compact was also very weird, i just felt a general lack of control, and as if i'm about to lose the edge at any time.
To try and shorten the story, when i switched back to my old forum bindings on the new board it was a world of difference. Switch became much easier, and now i find it almost the same to link turns in both normal and regular, the binding was much easier to balance somehow, meaning that i found a sweet spot, while in the p1.1 i'd always feel one edge better.
Trying the p1.1 on the wider board also felt weird, this time, i generally felt like i couldn't pressure the toe edge enough.
Anyway i was surprised to experience so much difference by just changing the bindings as i thought that it's the least important part of your setup. Before i get rid of these i'd like to hear some input if anyone has some. The p1.1 were recommended as a good all-mountain binding, so i thought it would perform well.
What am i looking at here, are they too stiff, too soft, too big, too small... what can make a binding bad for you?