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...