centered vs not centered?! Heel edge catches?
Need some help here...
My bindings are not centered on my board side to side. The toe plate of the bindings hang over the toe edge of the board about 1/4" and have a 1" gap to the heel edge at their further points. I'm concerned because when I tilt the board, I can see with anything less than solid ice that if I hold a sharp toe edge carve, it will dig...
on the flip side....my bootheels hang over the back binding plate like 2", while they only hang over the toe plate 1". The boot heel is hanging 1 1/4" over the heelside of the board while the toe only 3/4". When I'm riding, I can feel this. I feel like the heel of my foot is standing on a thin rail.
I've tried several things to get these center AND have a center boot but this was the best config I could get.
The question I have is, what effect would this have on my riding?
I've noticed that I have been having some issues with catching my heelside tail edge, which causes me to sommersault at 35mph on east coast SOLID ice fields , coming to with a headache. I don't do it often, but already twice this year and that's enough for this 40 year old to endure. Maybe if I had fewer bones and more ligaments, I'd be cool with this.
This is my 3rd year and I'm really trying to carve when I finally find groomed runs that all arent full of chop. But would be more happy with more stability, especially at speed.
I'm JUST about to switch from a 18 front 6 rear to 18 front -9 rear to try that out to see how things work out as I just started going down switch, which on a 20mm setback directional board DOES feel alot different than a friends bi-dir board with centered stance that I tried out last week. BUT, I still want to be able to ride switch..