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Old 01-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So finally had the first time out this season at hoodoo.
I got a new pair of Burton mission bindings for my board and placed them as best I could. I am getting a terrible amount of heel lift with my nike ZF1, gonna try super feet and j-bars.
This will be the fourth year boarding with about 5 times out each year, having some serious issues with toe-side turns. Had an old school boarder tell me to move my binding one notch to the toe-side, so I tried that and no help.
Was this good advice?
I keep reading that you need to be centered over the board, I would like to get this figured out before I go out next.
Thanks for the help

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lets start with you doing some of your own research here, using the search function perhaps?

There is a lot of info here about setting up bindings
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help, but the fact that I mentioned super feet and J-bars should tell a person that I have done research, a shit load at that.

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So finally had the first time out this season at hoodoo.
I got a new pair of Burton mission bindings for my board and placed them as best I could. I am getting a terrible amount of heel lift with my nike ZF1, gonna try super feet and j-bars.
This will be the fourth year boarding with about 5 times out each year, having some serious issues with toe-side turns. Had an old school boarder tell me to move my binding one notch to the toe-side, so I tried that and no help.
Was this good advice?
I keep reading that you need to be centered over the board, I would like to get this figured out before I go out next.
Thanks for the help

Roman
Dude, you have provided no information about how you've got your board set up right now. No information about what board.

What measures have you taken besides "move my binding one notch to the toe-side"?

Have you tried starting again, reading up on how to set up bindings?

Sounds like you looked up heel lift, well done.

Centered means: are your boots (ie heel and toe) equal distances to each edge?
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Dude, you have provided no information about how you've got your board set up right now. No information about what board.

What measures have you taken besides "move my binding one notch to the toe-side"?

Have you tried starting again, reading up on how to set up bindings?

Sounds like you looked up heel lift, well done.

Centered means: are your boots (ie heel and toe) equal distances to each edge?

Really my only question was should the binding be centered? Or is it just the boot? Really no amount of reading is gonna help me set up my bindings, its all just trial and error.

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Really my only question was should the binding be centered? Or is it just the boot? Really no amount of reading is gonna help me set up you bindings, its all just trial and error.

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The boot.

It's not all just trial and error at all. Reading will help you, especially if said reading has pictures to go with it. It's out there. Look for it.
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I like to have binding centered on the board and the boots to have equal overhang on both toe and heel side.
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The boot.

It's not all just trial and error at all. Reading will help you, especially if said reading has pictures to go with it. It's out there. Look for it.
Agreed.
I guess I just meant as long as ya have the basics of how its done.
Then it's a matter of tweaking it.
Thanks for the help.

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I like to have binding centered on the board and the boots to have equal overhang on both toe and heel side.
Yep, this is the ideal. If your bindings have an adjustable heel cup then you are gold.
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