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Boot tight in heelcup, an issue?

Picked up some 2013 Cartels, size medium.
I wear a size 10 (Nitro Barrage) Boot.

With the medium the straps/Gas Pedal are maxed out and the boot itself is a little tight in the heelcup.
However, the Large is a little loose around the boot and the straps need to be set smaller and Gas Pedal at minimum.

Thoughts? Sucks between right on borderline sizes!

thanks in advance all.
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I'm no expert, but I went through something similar with some K2 bindings I just purchased and ended up with the larger size. I liked having the ability to make adjustments (not maxed out) and I've read that tighter bindings can cause snow accumulation? Again, just what I've read.
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Thanks for the reply Blackbeard.

The large certainly leaves me more room for adjustment should I ever need to go larger(would I ?). The only concerning me is the loose fit with the boot just sitting in the binding, theres a good 1cm of gap around the side of the binding and boot on the Large when wedged up one side, which i'm worried might translate to feeling sloppy unless I really crank on the rachets.
On the medium its about right, although tight at the heelcup.

Dull question I know but thanks for the input.
Hoping to get out this weekend if the weather holds!
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I prefer tighter fitting bindings--less slop and better response, not to mention lighter. As long as its not too tight, like actually stuck and hard to get in/out, I'd stick with the smaller size option.

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A agree with Triple8Sol. I prefer the tighter fit. Same reasons. Less slop, better response, etc. Consider yourself lucky the binding fits tight.
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I sort of have the same problem. I rock a 10.5 32 boot and always have issues sizing my bindings. My last burton bindings gave me the most trouble. A large was to big and a med was almost to small. I ended up this year with a set of ride bindings in a size large that fist 9-12. I tried my boot in the xl(11+)ride binding the there was more then half an inch all the way around between the boot and bindings. it seems like having a size 10 boot is the worse size to have
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I felt like I always had slop in the large burtons no matter how hard I tightened the bindings too.
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my boots are 10.5 and they are very chunky. i got into a pair of medium IPOs. my heels felt trap in the heelcup of the binding and loved that feeling. it gives you a better response.
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