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Highback not touching boot?

I recently got some Burton Escapades for my gf's board.

However when I was adjusting them for her, the high backs of the binding do not touch the back of the boot. There is rough a 1/2 - 1 inch gap there.

I was wondering if this makes a difference? I could always adjust the forward lean to compensate but this seems kind of weird? It was under my assumption that all highbacks should be touching the boot.

I did search the forum and the only thread that popped up was one from a few years ago. It said that the highbacks don't have to touch the back of the boot but I also googled it and other ppl said it should? They stated that the highback helps create more pressure when you stop heelside. Thanks!
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Could be a forward lean issue or it could be another setup issue. Post up a pic of the binding with the boot in it.
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Here are the 3 pictures. The last one is of the bottom of the board to show that it is centered since it shows nothing peeking out from both sides.
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Here are the two pic that show the high back touching the boot but with alot of forward lean.

The boot does go all the way back to the heel cup too. Size 7.5 women in a medium Escapade which does fit the size chart.
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its fine, and totally dependent on how much forward lean you run.
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Way too much gap if she wants response. It doesn't need to be touching, but needs to be closer than that. My guess is she'll be off balance before she gets any feedback from the highback.
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Burton Escapade has Zero forward lean. Your boots have forward lean, because they are a bit older style, or they are not intended for the zero forward lean bindings.

Zero forward lean is a recent thing to give more freedom with park riding etc. You can adjust it out if you dont want it
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Escapade Snowboard Binding | Burton Snowboards

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Zero Forward Lean HI-Back
Riders who prefer a more playful and relaxed feel will dig the Zero Forward Lean design on select hi-backs. As always, you can still choose to crank ‘em forward for quicker control when carving or climbing icy pipe walls.
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Yeah, it's fine. It's not so much the high back as it is the natural forward lean of the boot to keep your knees in a bent stance. I was looking at your first picture...do you adjust your high backs to be parallel with the back edge of the board? It's probably a good idea to and will only help with heel turns. Some people just strap bindings on a board without any care...no adjusting the toe ramp or the high back. All that needs to be adjusted to get the most out of your binding.
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Thanks for all the answers guys!

For tokyo_dom: I thought all bindings had 0 forward lean at initial position? She had the missions before and her boots touched the highback.

Also, I did try to convince my gf to rotate her highbacks but she doesnt want to. She is a bit stubborn and said that she prefers it without rotation. According to her: she learned that way so why bother. Maybe I'll just secretly rotate them since she probably won't notice. =P
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