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Old 02-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, this is stupid, but I haven't done this in a while and this is my first new board in several years, and I wanted to see if this was appropriately centered, or if I would get some toe overhand from this? Is the toe ramp too far forward? Do I need to set the heel cup further back (the bindings are for size 7.5-10.5 and my boots are size 9, so I put the heel cup setting in the middle).












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Old 02-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They don't work, buuuuut, the most accurate way to center bindings (torsionally) is to use your boots. Once you have the boots in the bindings and the bindings where you want them, use a tape or just a random object as a reference point, and measure from the the effective edge line (metal) to the boot tips. If it's equal on both sides, you're golden.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip, that's helpful. I'll try that

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from the looks of it, you defenitely have some toe overhang. also your ramps look too far out. The toe ramp should be touching or as close to touching the sole of the boot as possible.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking... I'll definitely push the toe ramps in, and then I guess the next step would be to see what setting the heel cup back a bit would do?
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Definitely want the toe ramp flush with the inner-edge. On the bright side once you get it equal you shouldn't have actual overhang drag.
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Err, there are 2 screws that I'm having an impossible time undoing to move the heel cup on one binding back. Any tips so I don't strip the screw head?
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Couldnt you just unscrew the base plate and slide it back? i dont see the need to adjust your heel cup
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oh, well, if the heel cup seems fine, then, yeah, i slid the toe ramp back already after your advice
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i've found it's best to get it close and then just ride, then if you find you are having trouble transitioning into a toe side or heel side turn initiation, your bindings need to be shortened, lengthened, or perhaps just repositioned if you can't adjust the size, depends on the brand; it will ultimately be what is most comfortable, good luck.
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