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Bindings- Burton's fault or the weather?

I had some Burton Citizen bindings put on my board on Friday and immediately took it out for some runs. I was absolutely appalled with how much trouble they were! The straps were incredibly inflexible (too short maybe??) and it seriously took many minutes every time I wanted to strap in- particularly the ankle.

Here are my thoughts:

1) The straps are just too damn short for my big foot (though I have the supposed right size binding- L) and I should return them
2) The -15 degree weather was making the plastic stiff and difficult and I should keep them
3) The bindings ARE brand new and probably stiff but will loosen up soon and I should keep them
4) What was I thinking buying those bindings! I should exchange them for _________.

Thoughts?? And if the bindings are just crap, can anyone reccomend something better? I'm 5'8", intermediate beginner, size 9.5 foot, Gnu board, weekly rider. This binding BS stole nearly all of the fun of snowboarding away from me on Friday...
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Try adjusting/lengthening the straps. I'm pretty sure the Citizen's have more than enough strap for you. Did you adjust the bindings yourself when you got them?

Take the bindings off the board and move the toe strap base on the underside of the binding, to the position closest to the toes. This will lengthen the toe strap a couple inches and should help you.

If you can't figure it out, just drop by a shop and ask them for help.
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Sounds like you havent adjusted the straps properly.

You should look on the non ratchet side and look for the plastic cover where the screw is..fold that up to see the screw in there..unscrew it(you maybe able to do it by hand using the part that folded up if its not too tight)..then pull the ankle strap and toe cap off and try moving them closer to the end to lengthen it.

On my Cartels i have to put the strap on the last hole in order for it to properly be centered on my ankle and toe using Medium binding size 9 boot...

There's no way a large binding should be too big unless you have very large feet

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No, I did not put the bindings on or do any adjustments. My arm is broken and I'm in a cast with limited mobility

The toe straps are fine but maybe I'll take the board to the shop and have them mess with the ankle straps...
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You can do it yourself honestly, assuming you can find someone competent enough to use a screwdriver if you cant with your good arm. You dont need to remove the bindings from the board, just the ankle strap from the actual strap itself and move it a few clicks down..literally like moving your belt out a few notches...its simple.

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Excellent, thank you.
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No, I did not put the bindings on or do any adjustments. My arm is broken and I'm in a cast with limited mobility
maybay thats why you couldnt strap in

and your crazy for riding in -15!
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Hey man, the windchill was closer to -30 but I wasn't complaining, t's Minnesota! It's expected

I went so far as having my friend try to strap me in (it was a sight to see) and she had just as much trouble.
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Wow snowboarding with a broken arm, talk about hardcore. If i stubbed my toe badly enough i might not even go lol...

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