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Old 01-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are my bindings too big for my boots?

Hi all,

I've been having some pain in my toes when I board. I'm going through some things it might be and I think I ratchet my bindings down pretty hard. Today when I tried to not go so hard I thought I felt uneasy. Maybe this is just what I'm used to but something I was thinking is; are my bindings too big for my boots?

I checked when I got home and when I put my boots into the bindings before I tie them up - if I push the boot all the way to one side of the binding there is a gap on the other side, like they don't fit snug. At the back (heel) the gap between the boot and the side of the binding is basically the width of my thumb. At the front this is the width of a finger. So I guess when they are in the middle there is about half this space either side. Does this sound a lot and is this why I end up tightening them so much?

What I'm trying to figure out is is this amount of space normal or does it sound like my bindings are too big for my boots?


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Old 01-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Post up some pics. That will help everyone understand what is going on better, and bring you better advice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi - I tried to take pics but I couldn't get them to come out with the low light. I'll try again tomorrow when it's better.

But basically if I push the boot all the way to one side of the binding I can put my thumb in between the heel of the boot and the side of the binding at the back and a finger between the front of the boot and the side at the front. Guess means a gap of 1cm at the front and about 1.5cm nearer the back.

Means if the boot was in the centre of the binding looking at 1/2cm gap between the boot and either side of the binding in the front and a bit more in the back.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If I'm assuming what your saying is correct, is that you have gap on heel side if you push your toe to the end of the toe cap? And if your heel is all the way to your heel cup you got gap on your toe side?

Adjust your heel cup to make it smaller should fix your gaps. But also you want to make sure your boot is centred and the toe and heel overhang to be even.

I might be wrong, hopefully some more experienced riders and experts can help you out.


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