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Old 12-15-2008, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Question regarding how forward or back bindings should be

Hey guys, first post here. been boarding in upstate ny and vermont for about 10 years now. It's pathetic but my first deck was purchased when i was 18, which was a LIQUID UNIVERSE 158. I've out-progressed it by probably 50 times. I've still managed to dominate it, and learned to overcome its horrible shortcomings. Anyway, I finally picked up a burton wide body today, and I just put on my K2 bindings. I never noticed this before, but I had no idea my bindings were able to slide back towards the heelside of the board. Not talking setback, but actually moving the binding center of gravity back. I moved it all the way back and it didnt feel any different, but I may have felt a little bit of weakness when leaning forward toeside. Maybe i'm just used to my toe drag, but it felt like i was not really getting a quick response when leaning forward. Mind you this was done in my living room and not on a mountain, so my question is, should i just leave the bindings the way they were like on my old snowboard, or should i slide the binding mount/back piece back to completely eliminate toedrag ? Will this dampen my toe side effe. edge? Or are they simply for people that have large feet like myself (size 12) and will not hinder ones performance in anyway? Sorry for this confusing post, i'm just trying to see if its just my imagination that i'm losing my toeside edge, or if this would really cause a difference in carving.

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Old 12-15-2008, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Optimally, you want your bindings and boots centered.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well its pretty simple if you really think about it, but the more your toe over hangs or closer to the toe edge the easier it is to initiate that edge because you have more weight over it. you can probably go heel side pretty easy with how it was set up though right?
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well its pretty simple if you really think about it, but the more your toe over hangs or closer to the toe edge the easier it is to initiate that edge because you have more weight over it. you can probably go heel side pretty easy with how it was set up though right?
Yes, you are correct. The more weight I had on my toe side, the less I had to lean back to heal cut through turns. I guess i'm just over analyzing. Anyone that has been boarding for 5+ years can easily adjust to the board and its center of gravity, also once I get a feel of where my line edge starts to cut, then I will be fine. I think i'm just giving myself a hard time because I used this crappy board for 10 years and I'm so used to it, its like second nature to me. I dont want to have to re-apply new motions, and new stances, and new carving mechanics to a new board...but i'm sure i'll pick it up within the first 5 minutes.
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where do you board in NY? I live near malone ny.
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where do you board in NY? I live near malone ny.
hunter mountain, catskills, ny.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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gotcha...you dont ride titus then.Its a small mountain but very close to me.
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gotcha...you dont ride titus then.Its a small mountain but very close to me.
Oh ok. cool. Yeah, so I was a little worried about my toe side edge now that I slide my bindings back (width-wise) to compensate for my size 12 boot. I dont think it will be a problem, its more about getting accustomed to it.
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