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Old 01-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New to snowboarding this year, need some help setting up my bindings

Hey, when i got my snowboard (burton verdict 2010/2011 model) for christmas and i put the bindings (burton freestyle) on i put them in the spots that are marked out on the board for the "recommended" mounting hole. I felt that they were pretty far apart and it felt kinda weird binding up. today i moved boh bindings one hole in putting them as close to together as possible. i went down the hill once and they felt way to close together so i moved the front one 1 hole closer to the nose (the hole that is maked out on the board which is the recommended hole to mount in) and left the back one on th closest hole in. The distance between the bindings feel perfect now, but is it ok to have less distance from the front binding to the nose and more distance from the back binding to the tail? or should i switch them so they are opposite of that, or should i putt them back into the recommened holes and get usde to it like that?

i have only used the board like 5 or 6 times becasue we dont have hardly any snow. Sorry for the rant, i am just looking for somee advice. thanks
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I can't think of a situation where having a shorter nose than tail is a good idea. The opposite is better.

Having said that, I don't think your board is a true twin-tip, so your binding holes may be offset (i.e. not centered on the board) to begin with. Get a tape measure and measure the distance between the nose and the first hole, between the tail and the first hole. The difference (if any) will be the recommended offset, and it will be towards the tail. Ideally you want to keep that offset, but it's not mandatory. However, if there's a conflict it's more important to get your stance width right.

If your mounting plates are standard, they should allow some degree of offset. Usually the binding plates will have 3 sets of holes or a number detents in the bolt slots so that you can mount them slightly this way or that. If you aren't already forced to use them crosswise to center your bindings, try using them fore/aft to adjust your stance width a bit.
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I can't think of a situation where having a shorter nose than tail is a good idea. The opposite is better.

Having said that, I don't think your board is a true twin-tip, so your binding holes may be offset (i.e. not centered on the board) to begin with. Get a tape measure and measure the distance between the nose and the first hole, between the tail and the first hole. The difference (if any) will be the recommended offset, and it will be towards the tail. Ideally you want to keep that offset, but it's not mandatory. However, if there's a conflict it's more important to get your stance width right.

If your mounting plates are standard, they should allow some degree of offset. Usually the binding plates will have 3 sets of holes or a number detents in the bolt slots so that you can mount them slightly this way or that. If you aren't already forced to use them crosswise to center your bindings, try using them fore/aft to adjust your stance width a bit.
i just measured them and the distance between the tail and first hole and the nose and first hole is the same. before i had the "triangle" of bolts" that holds the discs in place pointing towards the center of the board. i spun them around having the triangles pointing out, which moved them in a little bit and the bindings are the same distance from each end. il have to wait til we get some more snow to try it out
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