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Binding strap too long?

Hello,

I just wanted to ask if my bindings are too big or they're okay. They're the rome struts and are adjustable. I bought them second-hand so I adjusted them to fit my boots. But my question is that when I strap in my boots, there's a lot of extra strap hanging since I need to strap to almost the tightest setting. Is the extra strap a problem? Can I cut it off or something?

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as long as your ratchet isn't "bottomed out" on the strap, they should be fine! As far as cutting the extra strap off, is it in the way somehow? otherwise id leave it alone or proceed with caution (esp if you are growing still).

If you posted a pic of your boots strapped in at a few diff angles that would help
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as long as your ratchet isn't "bottomed out" on the strap, they should be fine! As far as cutting the extra strap off, is it in the way somehow? otherwise id leave it alone or proceed with caution (esp if you are growing still).

If you posted a pic of your boots strapped in at a few diff angles that would help
It's a one or two away from being bottomed out. I can adjust the binding to make it smaller but then the edge of the strap would be over where it should normally ends. I'm explaining this bad but I circled it in the picture. The extra strap isn't really in the way but I was just afraid it might catch on something since it's so long.

And also the end of the backing is about 1cm taller than my boots is that also an issue?
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From the pics your bindings look super huge. The straps are as tight as you'll get them and here def shouldn't be that much space on either side of your boots.

What size boot and binding?
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From the pics your bindings look super huge. The straps are as tight as you'll get them and here def shouldn't be that much space on either side of your boots.

What size boot and binding?
Ah.. really? I thought it was alright because when I put my boots on and strap it in it feels tight enough.

Size 4 boots (They're bigger than normal 4s though since they're have removable footbeds for growing feet, up to 2 sizes bigger)
Rome Strut S/M
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You should prob be in kids bindings. The Strut S/M starts at a size 5.5. As long as the boot doesn't move around you'll probably be fine. But if it does, you'll def need to down size.
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You should prob be in kids bindings. The Strut S/M starts at a size 5.5. As long as the boot doesn't move around you'll probably be fine. But if it does, you'll def need to down size.
Should I adjust the strap to be smaller then? But then the other strap would get longer too..
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It looks like your boots don't have a liner. They may just be really low volume boots. I wouldn't cut anything off. But def do what you can to get the straps as tight as possible. You don't want to feel any slop.
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It looks like your boots don't have a liner. They may just be really low volume boots. I wouldn't cut anything off. But def do what you can to get the straps as tight as possible. You don't want to feel any slop.
What's slop? The boots are K2 Snowboards Kat Boa Snowboard Boot - Girls' from Dogfunk.com
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Slop = put your foot in your boot, strap into board, try flexing your board in as many directions possible, apply pressure to toes, apply pressure to highback. Any movement of your boot in any direction is slop and is not ideal.

When you strap in your boots and bindings should seem like one piece.
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