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Old 10-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This will probably sound pretty dumb but there are three different holes on my k2 indys to screw the high back into... What's the point of those? There is a latch/piece of plastic you can slide up and down on the back of the high backs to adjust the lean already.

Also, what would the best way to set these for a all mountain style? (maybe a little forward lean?)

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I believe those holes are so you can adjust the angle of the highback relative to the angle you have your bindings on the board.
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This will probably sound pretty dumb but there are three different holes on my k2 indys to screw the high back into... What's the point of those? There is a latch/piece of plastic you can slide up and down on the back of the high backs to adjust the lean already.

Also, what would the best way to set these for a all mountain style? (maybe a little forward lean?)

The screws on the highjack are to adjust the high back rotation in accordance to making them more responsive on your heel turns, AKA making the high back even or parallel with back side edge of the board. If your high backs have a lot of flex, I wouldn't bother adjusting them. The flip tab is to adjust forward lean. You'll want no lean if you're more of a jibber and adding lean will help with keeping you're legs flexed in that riding stance and also gives you more heel side responsiveness because you'll be able to apply less pressure to hit those heel side turns since that high back is forward...if it makes sense. Since you're all mountain, a little forward lean wouldn't hurt. Depends on comfortability and a matter of individual preference. There's no set in stone right or wrong.

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Burton EST Bindings - How to Setup & Adjust - YouTube

7:56 - 9:28

Yeah, this is a Burton Binding video, but same concept and some good info for you. Cheers!
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Wow - It's crazy I rode the last two seasons without knowing you should align the high backs with the edge of the board.

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Wow - It's crazy I rode the last two seasons without knowing you should align the high backs with the edge of the board.

Thanks guys!
It's not necessarily a MUST. Depends on the high back stiffness which turns into responsiveness. I used to do it until it was uncomfortable and I started buying bindings with high backs with a decent amount of flex. When I'd adjust them, the inside edge of my right high back used to dig into my right calf. So I stopped doing it and relied more on forward lean for increased responsiveness if I needed it.

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I get the same thing, right leg (back leg), inner calf hurts. My high backs so the insides are angled more pointed to the middle of the board. If I angle them to be parallel with the edge of the board, that should help alleviate that?
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I get the same thing, right leg (back leg), inner calf hurts. My high backs so the insides are angled more pointed to the middle of the board. If I angle them to be parallel with the edge of the board, that should help alleviate that?
Worth a try and isn't something too difficult to adjust on the fly at the slopes if you have a screw driver. My issue was when I adjusted them to be parallel. The high back would dig into my calf. Now, all my bindings I leave alone since they have a moderate amount of flex in the high back. I don't need to adjust them to be even with the backside edge.
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Thanks jwelsh and everyone for the replies.

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Do you like the bindings?
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