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Old 03-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Union Atlas - which size should I go for?

This is gonna be my first bindings, along with NS board, very excited.
But I need a little advice. I have Nitro Recoil boots 10,5 - which size should I go, M/L or L/XL?

What do you think, lads? Some people suggest XL, some - M/L. Depending on how bulky my boots. But this is my first boots too, so I have no idea are they bulky or not.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use size 10 in Nikes, and went with M/L, and its pretty tight fit I think. Atleast when it comes to width.
So... Take the boots with you to the dealer and check it out
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I own size 10.5's that fit centered in the M/L and I own a size 10 that need L/XL's.

Put your boot up against a wall and put a book up against the toe. Pull the boot away and measure it. If your outsole is shorter than 31.5cm go with the M/L. Longer go with the L/XL's.

That's my recommendation.

Edit: Also, each of the 3 pairs of boots I own, all size 10 or 10.5 fit width-wise in the M/L. I know Nitro boots have a reputation for fitting narrow feet so I can't imagine you'll have a problem with fitting the toe area in the M/L.

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I own size 10.5's that fit centered in the M/L and I own a size 10 that need L/XL's.

Put your boot up against a wall and put a book up against the toe. Pull the boot away and measure it. If your outsole is shorter than 31.5cm go with the M/L. Longer go with the L/XL's.

That's my recommendation.

Edit: Also, each of the 3 pairs of boots I own, all size 10 or 10.5 fit width-wise in the M/L. I know Nitro boots have a reputation for fitting narrow feet so I can't imagine you'll have a problem with fitting the toe area in the M/L.
It's a bit shorter than 31,5 cm, but over 31 cm for sure.
Perhaps I should go for L/XL? It wouldn't be loose?
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Under 31.5 I'd personally go with the M/L. With the heel cup extended all the way out it centers the boot without having to turn the mounting discs.

To me the benefits of a smaller binding are a tighter fit, you don't have to worry about extra play, and they're lighter. If you go with the L/Xl and ride a 25.0cm waist you'll have some overhang with the toe ramp even in the smallest setting.
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Tough decision
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Got bindings today, matte stone is pretty cool, although it seems to be quite dirty after riding.

Extremo, bindings fit well and tight with my boots, I like that. The only downside - I can make only 3 clicks with main strap when heelcups in the middle position, and only 2 in maximum extension. Main strap looks a bit short.

I guess it's OK and I shouldn't be worry about lateral loadings?

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Got bindings today, matte stone is pretty cool, although it seems to be quite dirty after riding.

Extremo, bindings fit well and tight with my boots, I like that. The only downside - I can make only 3 clicks with main strap when heelcups in the middle position, and only 2 in maximum extension. Main strap looks a bit short.

I guess it's OK and I shouldn't be worry about lateral loadings?
Odvan - where do you live?
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Moscow, Russia.
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Moscow, Russia.
Hit up our friends at Radsports. info@radicaldistribution.ru

Forward the this pic, and ask for the L/XL size of the part circled (tool-less strap adjuster).

It is longer and will give you an extra 15cm of adjustment.
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