Burton Citizens? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2009, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Happyfacesmiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5
Default Burton Citizens?

Hey guys
I guess i'm somewhat new here...i don't think i've ever posted anything before...I have a Rome Blue snowboard, DC Phase boots, and Burton Citizen bindings...and i'm having some trouble with the bindings. This is my first year buying snowboarding equipment, having rented for 3 years beforehand. The thing is, the bindings are really stiff...i've been going snowboarding about every week since near the end of December, and their still pretty stiff. The binding straps on my left binding are ok, but on the right one, the toe strap is alright, yet the ankle strap is hard to get on. It often takes quite a while to get them on. Is there any way I could break them in better so their not so stiff? Also, my board's plastic is starting to come off around the edges...is this normal? Is there any way to keep it lasting longer? It's a really nice board, and has worked great for as long as i've been using it, and i'd like it to live for as long as possible before having to get another. thanks
Happyfacesmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
JrOd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

sounds like you just need to ride it more. my bindings loosened up a lot from a a lot of riding. and ur gona get wear n tear on your board so yea its normal.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2009, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

bindings dont typically break in too much, the citizens are burtons softest binders...the phases are pretty soft too, so it shouldnt be stiff at all..
__________________
Lib Tech Skate banana
Flow NXT-FS
Nike kaiju
Burton [ak] 2l Cyclic Jacket
Holden Northfield 3L pants
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2009, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
zackoz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmacphee9 View Post
bindings dont typically break in too much, the citizens are burtons softest binders...the phases are pretty soft too, so it shouldnt be stiff at all..
beat me too it... perhaps its just going to take a bit more time, to get used to the "quality" of newer equipment as opposed to clapped out rental stuff???

but yea the citizens aren't stiff at all, what sort of riding are you doing
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 12:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Happyfacesmiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zackoz View Post
but yea the citizens aren't stiff at all, what sort of riding are you doing
uhhh...i've been trying to learn some tricks but haven't quite gotten anywhere with them yet...so i can't really say freestyle...i mostly just mess around going up and down the hill...so i guess freeride? ...but what i meant by stiff are the actual straps...they don't fit around the boot and the padded ankle straps seem to be bent...if they weren't bent, they might be able to fit over the boot...that's what i meant when i was asking about breaking them in...can they somehow be...unbent to fit better?...they might even be too small for my boots (size 9)...even though the bindings are large...i'm not sure though.
Happyfacesmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 12:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
zackoz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i know with my cartels i can extend the strap , there is a screw you can undo it to make the ankle strap longer, have you tried this? if you still have your binding manual it will show you how to do this
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 02:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zackoz View Post
i know with my cartels i can extend the strap , there is a screw you can undo it to make the ankle strap longer, have you tried this? if you still have your binding manual it will show you how to do this
yes thats what it sounds like to me, the straps are always going to be pre-bent to fit around a boot, all companies do this. burtons are more bent then others though..
__________________
Lib Tech Skate banana
Flow NXT-FS
Nike kaiju
Burton [ak] 2l Cyclic Jacket
Holden Northfield 3L pants
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2009, 02:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
tygger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zackoz View Post
i know with my cartels i can extend the strap , there is a screw you can undo it to make the ankle strap longer, have you tried this? if you still have your binding manual it will show you how to do this

Remove the screw and move the strap to the last hole to give you more length in the strap to work with.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Happyfacesmiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks guys! I tried unscrewing and extending the strap, went snowboarding today...loads better!
hehe...sorry i took a while to reply...I couldn't find any screwdrivers in my house...
Happyfacesmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums