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Old 12-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got all my gear (online) and we are making sure everything fits. all the boots are from the same company as the bindings except for my wife. hers are salomon boots with ride bindings and the width of the toes is extreamly tight in the binding (it fits very snug). for myself (salomon) and my daughters (burton) everything fits fine and there is a little play as well until you strap evertyhing down tight.

My question is should i get my wife matching (brand) bindings or just a larger size binding? (you see how the pink binding is so much tighter with the boot, the black bindings have about a 1/4" to 1/8" of a gap on each side.)

Also in the boot picture should i have equal amounts of overhang of the toe and heel? i can adjust the back plate to move back further.

thanks for the help
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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those bindings are too small, you dont have to match a boot with the same companies binding..
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like you have the wrong size bindings for the boots your using. Be sure to check that before purchases. Purchase the larger size binding and you should be fine.
The best approach is of course trying boots with bindings at a local shop to find what works and feels best. Like buying shoes, everything feels different for each person and there is just no substitute for trying stuff before you buy it.

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ok thanks, a salomon size 9 boot i guess is too big for a ride medium (7-11) binding (ride only goes up to medium). I found some salomon bindings that should be fine Salomon Antidote Women's Snowboard Bindings - Snowboard Shop > Snowboard Bindings > Women's Snowboard Bindings i am just trying to find a store that has them so i can test fit.

i cetered the boot in the binding and centered the binding on the board.

p.s. we did try everything in person as much as we could.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok thanks, a salomon size 9 boot i guess is too big for a ride medium (7-11) binding (ride only goes up to medium). I found some salomon bindings that should be fine Salomon Antidote Women's Snowboard Bindings - Snowboard Shop > Snowboard Bindings > Women's Snowboard Bindings i am just trying to find a store that has them so i can test fit.

i cetered the boot in the binding and centered the binding on the board.

p.s. we did try everything in person as much as we could.
I just thought of this. The straps should also be adjustable in length via removing a screw and lengthening out the strap length. Try that and see if it works.
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straps all work fine. doesnt change the base of the binding.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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straps all work fine. doesnt change the base of the binding.
Is she using a female binding with her female boots?

I guess in your situation I would probably just purchase bindings from the same company. That way you know the sizing would be correct. That seems odd that a size 7-11 binding would be too narrow for a size 9 soloman boot.

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Old 12-31-2008, 01:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thats how sal Bidings are. Not too small
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yeah everything is female but i am going to go all salomon now, i tried the salomon grace m/l at a store and they fit much better.
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