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Old 12-18-2008, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone else tighten their bindings so tight, that they have to loosen them when they hit the bottom or their foot starts to get numb?
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At a certain point, you're not increasing your control, you're just crushing your boot. I never go quite that tight, hehe.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does anyone else tighten their bindings so tight, that they have to loosen them when they hit the bottom or their foot starts to get numb?
thats a great way to break your latches XD
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't broken one yet. Although after a few seasons, I can see some of the notches get slightly chiseled away. I try not to do it too tight, but what is too tight?
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I haven't broken one yet. Although after a few seasons, I can see some of the notches get slightly chiseled away. I try not to do it too tight, but what is too tight?
When your feet start going numb?

If you have problems tightening your bindings down to the right length try doing and setting up your bindings at home at the tightness you think they need to be at and see if you get pain/numbness..then crank it down..

You can always then take like a red sharpie or something and set it all up and then mark your 'notched band' or whatever its called where it exits out of your binding latch when strapped in. Then you always know the perfect tightness, if you see that mark too far from your latch you know you've overtightened.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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when you can't feel your toes, it means it's too tight

I had that problem before too
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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generally my binders are ratcheted until they slip... ie cannae take no more.

my boots tho, are always done as tight as my feet will allow.

when riding this is fine, but the compression kicks in when unweighting my feet, ie when sitting on the chair; and so i have to pop the boas and enjoy that slipper sensation.

love them boa laces; the best of all worlds!
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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you know, I had different bindings and boots last year. I had northwaves that were pretty soft. My Salomon Dialogues that I just got are considerably stiffer. I wonder if that will make a difference in that it will be harder to cut off circulation on a stiffer boot.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah man I ride mine tight...def have to unclick them a few times on the lift or they get numb. Can't be riding loose bindings out here on the ice coast.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i was having that problem. my feet would go semi-numb and then freeze b/cuz no circulation. i realized it was a combo of tying my boots too tight and then strapping in extra tight as well. i started tying my boots a little looser and i just get my bindings tight enough to where i feel the compression on the top of my foot then give it a couple clicks more. ever since, my feet stay toasty warm, no numbness, and overall a lot more comfortable.
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