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Old 12-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Binding Footbed length too short for boot? (pics incl)

Board: Never Summer Heritage 155 cm
Boots: Northwave Freedom Size 10
Bindings: Forum Republic Size Medium

So been really trying to search around the forum for an answer to this question before posting to the site. Everyone seems to be talking about if their boots are overhanging the board to much. That is not my problem here.

My problem is I think the boots are overhanging my foot bed too much. I've extended the length of the foot bed, ramp, and cushioning to its biggest size. I went with medium bindings because it said size 7-11 boots fit a medium. I figured go tighter. I have plenty of length on my ratchets/straps. Only wondering if the boot toe overhangs the binding to much.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, your bindings are definitely far too small. That's way too much overhang.

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I have plenty of length on my ratchets/straps.
No.
Unless you mean the section on the ladder between the ratchet and the baseplate, you literally don't have ANY length on the straps.
You're on the last tooth of the ladder. Holy shit.

Here's my advice: SEND THEM BACK AND GET THE LARGE SIZE!

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it said size 7-11 boots fit a medium.
It's like last week when I was in Walmart buying a new pair of compreesion shorts- the label said "Medium (32-34)", which is my size. But just looking at the shorts, I could tell they were just way too small for me, so I went with the Large which now fit perfectly.
Lesson learned: sometimes you just have to see it in person.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Update on the bindings boots on the board.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think your right. Appreciate your advice.

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Yep, your bindings are definitely far too small. That's way too much overhang.



No.
Unless you mean the section on the ladder between the ratchet and the baseplate, you literally don't have ANY length on the straps.
You're on the last tooth of the ladder. Holy shit.

Here's my advice: SEND THEM BACK AND GET THE LARGE SIZE!



It's like last week when I was in Walmart buying a new pair of compreesion shorts- the label said "Medium (32-34)", which is my size. But just looking at the shorts, I could tell they were just way too small for me, so I went with the Large which now fit perfectly.
Lesson learned: sometimes you just have to see it in person.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No problem!
Did you order them online? If so, which website?
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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shredshop.com

they have a shop right by me. I will probably just take them in. Its weird I feel fine without any unease under my toe when I put them on the board.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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they have a shop right by me. I will probably just take them in. Its weird I feel fine without any unease under my toe when I put them on the board.
Yeah just take them to the shop and exchange for a large.
After riding with them for a while, you probably will feel odd pressure and the sole of your boots could flex upward on the edge of the footbed if they're that far back, depending on how soft or stiff you boots are. You might be able to see what I mean if you mount them and lean forward on you toe side.
That's what happened with me on my last bindings, which were too small for me.

As for the straps, the pads should be centered over the boot and there should only be about 4-7 teeth showing on the ladders, but that really depends on how high your boots are.
Also, you don't want the toe straps all the way forward, directly on the front of your boots. That can cause toe drag. They should either be capped over the downward curve of the toe section on the boot, (diagonally from the side view) or completely on top of the toe section.
You can do this by moving the strap and ladder from the front slots into the back slots underneath the baseplate for each binding.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Okay here is me with the boots on. All strapped in how I would wear them if riding. The teeth get to about 7 left. And the straps line up in the middle. But still outlying worry is overhang of toe could be too much.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This is a really good video for getting an idea of how any 2-strap binding should be adjusted to fit a boot, even though it's just intended for Union bindings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bvY8nRcg9c

It shows how to adjust Union bindings, but as long as you adjust your Forum bindings in the same areas (when you get the larger size), it really shows the most comfortable way to have everything lengthened and aligned with the boots.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It looks like your base plate can be made longer in the original pictures. Adjust the toe side of the base plate out to it's maximum. Probably have to take the binding off and slide the teeth up then tighten the binding back down....
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