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ride capo heelcup screws insanely tight!

So i recebtly purchased new board bindings and boots, yey for me.

was really excited to set up the board, anyway i installed the bindings and needed to adjust the heelcup to centre the boot on the board.

This is where i encountered 4 (2 on each binding) superman+hulk tightened screws. These are the screws on the outside near where the ankle sits that you need to remove so you can pull the heelcup back. For the life of me I can't unscrew them! and before anyone says are you turning it the right way i know my ****! lefty loosey righty tighty haha but seriously what gives is this normal, anyone have any ideas? i've been trying heaps but stopped now because i don't want to bur out the screws. someone suggested a percussion drill, but first i might try some wd40 first, thoughts everyone?
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So i recebtly purchased new board bindings and boots, yey for me.

was really excited to set up the board, anyway i installed the bindings and needed to adjust the heelcup to centre the boot on the board.

This is where i encountered 4 (2 on each binding) superman+hulk tightened screws. These are the screws on the outside near where the ankle sits that you need to remove so you can pull the heelcup back. For the life of me I can't unscrew them! and before anyone says are you turning it the right way i know my ****! lefty loosey righty tighty haha but seriously what gives is this normal, anyone have any ideas? i've been trying heaps but stopped now because i don't want to bur out the screws. someone suggested a percussion drill, but first i might try some wd40 first, thoughts everyone?
I had the exact same issue. I was screaming "bullshit!!!" as I was turning with all my might.

My solution was to find the exact size Phillips screwdriver (I forget what size now), get a friend to hold the board and get a pair of vise grips. My friend held the board with my bindings mounted and I tightened the vise grips as firmly as I could on the shaft of the screwdriver. I then put all my weight on the handle of the screwdriver and used the vise grips for leverage to turn the screws. It was ridiculous to be that tight. That is how I got mine loose. Good luck.

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I'm really happy that I'm not the only one, i started to doubt my manliness when sitting there red faced trying to turn those bad boys!

I think you hit the nail on the head i think my screwdriver was slightly undersized, need to find the perfect size and get someone to help. Thanks for the tips lets hope i get these stubborn suckas!!
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so i've successfully got the screws out but i have a problem, the actual heal portion of the binding is so tight the boot can barely get right to the back of it. My boots are also ride boots so i would assumed everything would have been OK. probably even of more concern is the fact that I have slightly more toe overhang than heel and the heelcup is pulled all the way back to its furtherest setting, can't do much more in this regard im worrried. Its weird cause i have size 9 boots and medium bindings, for all intensive purposes should be ideal

did you have the same issue west baden iron??

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so i've successfully got the screws out but i have a problem, the actual heal portion of the binding is so tight the boot can barely get right to the back of it. My boots are also ride boots so i would assumed everything would have been OK. probably even of more concern is the fact that I have slightly more toe overhang than heel and the heelcup is pulled all the way back to its furtherest setting, can't do much more in this regard im worrried. Its weird cause i have size 9 boots and medium bindings, for all intensive purposes should be ideal

did you have the same issue west baden iron??
I actually got a set of capos 3 days ago, returned my raiden phantoms and got the capos.

I did find the screws kinda tight but i used the correct size screwdriver and with a bit of elbow grease got them off pretty simply. As far as the heel cup i have a XL and size 13 boot and i have no issues, in fact i think the heel cup is quite large in that respect and centering my boots was fairly straight forward also. Sorry cant help ya with that one...

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did you have the same issue west baden iron??
Glad to hear you got the screws out.

I don't have the same fitment issues though. I have size Large bindings and Burton Ox 10.5 boots. They fit really well together.

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so i've successfully got the screws out but i have a problem, the actual heal portion of the binding is so tight the boot can barely get right to the back of it. My boots are also ride boots so i would assumed everything would have been OK. probably even of more concern is the fact that I have slightly more toe overhang than heel and the heelcup is pulled all the way back to its furtherest setting, can't do much more in this regard im worrried. Its weird cause i have size 9 boots and medium bindings, for all intents and purposes should be ideal

did you have the same issue west baden iron??
You needed the large binding. It sounds like you're right on the size edge with your boots.
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You needed the large binding. It sounds like you're right on the size edge with your boots.
yea, I use a 12 boot, they recommended a large, I went with the maestro

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see i thought i would have been fine with medium since size 9 was in the medium's range, plus the fact i bought ride boots i thought i would be safe.

When you consider czoid74 is riding a size 12 boot in a large, which is the large's specified limit, you'd think the same rules apply for me.

It's frustrating because i ordered them from overseas and not really sure what i can do now.

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see i thought i would have been fine with medium since size 9 was in the medium's range, plus the fact i bought ride boots i thought i would be safe.

When you consider czoid74 is riding a size 12 boot in a large, which is the large's specified limit, you'd think the same rules apply for me.

It's frustrating because i ordered them from overseas and not really sure what i can do now.

Edit: attached the link to a photo hope it works haha
Yea bud, I almost made the same mistake, lucky that I called in, they told me I would have to much binding, they fit perfectly... im putting them on my proto, can wait till winter to try them out
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