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Old 12-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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check this out boys...im 6'5 in a half... weigh about 270...i just bought a never summer legacy in a 174...i also purchased the rome targa bindigs in a L/XL and i wear a 13 size boot...i ride regular...now with that info i want to install the bindings myself on my board...i dont know to much on how but i think if i follow the instructions ill be fine...now with people that know what im asking its where should i install both bindings in which of the holes....how should i position it wider...or the back binding all the way in the back and the front binding farther up or in the middle...just looking for good input my brothas...much appreciated, jjsmedi
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what i do.... and it may not be the best.... but hey, it has worked for me for over a decade....

get your discs in your bindings to the angle you desire. i prefer a duck stance as i like to ride regular and switch. ie +15 and -9 or 12 (i forget)

once that is sorted, consider the hill you are riding.

if it is park or packed piste, i reckon your bindings should be mounted in the middle (longitudinally) of your board.
if it is soft snow, then bias them rearward a little;
if it is powder then bias them rearward a lot.

when fixing the binders to the board, you have to simply align them to the holes in which ever way is best fit. for sure, 4 screws is good, but if needed i settle for 3 on each binder.

then you just need to ensure the binders are mounted centrally width wise.... which i do by sight and then confirm by strapping into the binders my boots, to ensure there is no visible toe or heel over hang, which for your mighty hoofs, there could be.

c'est facile non?
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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got it im gunna mess with the gear this week...now the +15 and the -9...im assuming that those are dials listed on the dics correct...i dont want to assume top much or i will make an ass out of u and me!!
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ha! what an amateur i am! i forgot to mention stance width!

i hear much about measure your knee to your ankle.... go on the basis of shoulder width.....

to be honest, i try not to think about it! sure in the past i have measured the stance width, but i usually get monsta pressure points on the inside of my high back, right on the calf.

so i just fix in the rear binder (rear set depending on the snow softness anticipated for) and then just stand on the board, rear foot on binder and take note of where my front foot just naturally winds up. i feel comfort is a priority for such a thing.
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Thanks, I had a lot of these same questions. I guess before I always just let the rental guys do my adjusting and went with it, I will be giving my new 390s a test run tomorrow, taking a scredriver with me though to make the adjustments throughout the day.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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take a folding screwdriver / leatherman / swiss army / McIver driver type thing....

there is limited benefit to having a sharp stick of metal in your pocket, but a wealth of misfortune!

liver kebab comes to mind! hhmmm tasty!
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NAh, dont worry i made a string that goes around the screwdriver so I can just wear it as a necklace, I shouldnt hurt my midsection that way.
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hhmmm, nice to have faith....

still a pierced jugular is better than liver. death comes more quickly!

best thing to do IMO, if a conventional screw driver is all you have.....
put it in a trouser pocket, closer to the ground the better (fewer vital organs down there) and get a wine bottle cork for the sharp end
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I do have a foldable screw driver and will probably use that, but my original plan was to use a regular/ratcheting one, with the tip removed and packed in my backpack between some spare socks, or extra mittens.
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well i do like to worry about my snowboarding brethren!

be lucky!
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