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Old 02-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How important is it to have your boots almost exactly centered over your board? I have Malavita EST bindings, and have moved them as far forward as I can, and there is still about 1cm more overhang on the heel (2.5cm overhang on the heel, 1.5cm overhang on the toe).
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You usually want them as closed to centered as possible to avoid heel and toe drag when you're carving. It has a lot to do with your your body is inclined when you are carving on the hill.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How important is it to have your boots almost exactly centered over your board? I have Malavita EST bindings, and have moved them as far forward as I can, and there is still about 1cm more overhang on the heel (2.5cm overhang on the heel, 1.5cm overhang on the toe).
Not a huge problem.

Leverage is an issue so if you find yourself having a hard time initiating heel turns than look into it.

I had the exact same problem on a Coda and Raiden Blackhawks. More heel than Toe overhang. Never an issue, but perhaps it's the parabolic rocker that helped.
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Not a huge problem.

Leverage is an issue so if you find yourself having a hard time initiating heel turns than look into it.

I had the exact same problem on a Coda and Raiden Blackhawks. More heel than Toe overhang. Never an issue, but perhaps it's the parabolic rocker that helped.
I haven't noticed any issues initiating turns, but I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like to be as centered as I can. I did a rush set up job on an icy day and couldn't figure out why I kept washing out heelside. That is until I got home and realized I hadn't used the offset disc and had a 1/2 more heel overhang putting my weight much further over my heel edge.
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Can you upload some pics? There really shouldn't be any reason why you couldn't centre the boots with EST bindings. What sized boots and bindings have you got?
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Yea if you can't center with EST you got a size mismatch between the boot and binding or doing it wrong.

My regular Malavitas have an extremely limited option for this, but they are still pretty damn close (thanks to Burton sending me a sackful of discs).
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have size 11 boots (32 Lashed), and size large bindings. I'm fairly sure the binding are too big, but I can't seem to find them anywhere local in medium, so I might be stuck with them for now.
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I had a 10.5 size lashed in a large burton binding and I had no trouble centering them
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