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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have the black and yellow ones from a season ago.

are there any online instructions one how to set these up. or can anyone upload one up?

ive seen the setup vids on youtube but none of these show what setting to have them on as to your boot size.

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Why don't you mention what your boot size is and someone with the same set up might be able to help.
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size 6.5uk & 7uk

sure they will use the same setting
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Boot profiles differ from model to model. Set them up however they work best.
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size 6.5uk & 7uk

sure they will use the same setting
Center the baseplates on the board. Center the boots using the heel loop adjustment. Set up the toe straps and ankle straps so that there is 1/2 of teeth showing on the ladder when they are tight. Done.
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ok thanks, ill just have ago tonight with a bit of trial and error watching one of the youtube vids, just wondered if anyone happened to know if there was a online version of the instructions
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ok thanks, ill just have ago tonight with a bit of trial and error watching one of the youtube vids, just wondered if anyone happened to know if there was a online version of the instructions
Another thing to also pay attention to with these is to make sure the toe strap is in the right position in the baseplate. If you have it in the outermost slot the toe strap will sit on the boot over the top. If it you want it to sit more like a cap you'll have to place it in the inner-most slot. This has caused some frustration for Union owners in the past.
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Another thing to also pay attention to with these is to make sure the toe strap is in the right position in the baseplate. If you have it in the outermost slot the toe strap will sit on the boot over the top. If it you want it to sit more like a cap you'll have to place it in the inner-most slot. This has caused some frustration for Union owners in the past.
ok so i had a go at this last night,

i have nike boots and hear they are usually longer then any other boot.

so I managed to put them so they have equal heel and toe.

I put it on the middle setting on the heel and the toe bit on the most forward setting.

but i could also put the heel on the furthest outer setting and the front base on the middle section.

either way the boot sits in the middle.

does it matter which variation?

with the toe cap, how do most people ride? Extremo what is the frustration with riders?

i think i would like it to sit above rather then at the end.

if anyone could advise on the above, thanks
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ok so i had a go at this last night,

i have nike boots and hear they are usually longer then any other boot.

so I managed to put them so they have equal heel and toe.

I put it on the middle setting on the heel and the toe bit on the most forward setting.

but i could also put the heel on the furthest outer setting and the front base on the middle section.

either way the boot sits in the middle.

does it matter which variation?

with the toe cap, how do most people ride? Extremo what is the frustration with riders?

i think i would like it to sit above rather then at the end.

if anyone could advise on the above, thanks
As long as there is equal heel and toe overhang off of the board you're good to go. You want the leverage to be the same over both edges.

With the toe cap it's a matter of personal preference. I personally ride the cap in the outermost slot so it sits more over the top of my boot. It offers more response than with it in the capped position.

People were having a hard time when they had the strap in the outermost position and expected it to sit like a cap. If you want it to cap forward it needs to come from an angle further back into the binding. Try both to see what you prefer more.
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thanks!

ill upload a picture tonight, if you could let me know if it all looks right that would be much appreciated.

the only thing that doesn't happen, from watching the video is that the ankle strap doesn't tighten enough to leave just a inch on the ladder thing as advised by the setup guy.

im thinking this is to do with the nike boot being quite chunky.
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