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SO...How tight should i tighten my bindings to board?

So i saw a guys post just now about dimpling on his board. I just got a new board and the only time ive actually screwed in my bindings is to adjust it and rotate the high backs. I took them off cuz i heard that you should leave the bindings off when your not actually riding. When i screwed them in i put light pressure until it stopped rotating just from normal amount of power. then i gave it one forceful tigthen for 1-2 seconds and let it stop. I mean...i guess i don't really know how to quantify the amount of force you put into tightening a screw but its not like im squeezing and turning for as long as possible. 1-2 seconds at most . I was wondering how tight you guys screw in the screws? and also how long it would take to dimple.
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You can't really put a meter on it... Just get em pretty snug.

And he got dimples because he left his bindings on his board while storing it.

The dimples don't hurt anything and should come back out when you take the bindings off and let it sit for a sec

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and take em out while waxing
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You can't really put a meter on it... Just get em pretty snug.
Well if you really wanted to be anal about it you could use a torque wrench to tighten em.

I just go till they don't want move easily anymore and then a quarter turn more. Oh and by easily, if full flex of my forearm with my weight into is a 10 then i'd say easily is a 5.
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yah i do the same thing. i just wanted to make sure that extra quarter turn wasn't too much that it would make a dimple in the board. but according to the second guys response, it only should happen if you leave it in tight for too long or when waxing (which I have been very careful not to do). dont wanna ruin the new board.
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You wont get it unless

A) You are cranking down on it like crazy
B) You leave your bindings on over Spring/Summer/Fall

So just dont crank on it, use just one hand if you need too. When the bolt hits the base plate and doesnt move, give it a small amount more and thats it.

The biggest problem for dimpling is leaving it in over the offseason, over time the bolts start to pull up on the metal inserts.

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thanks guys. i will be sure not to overtigthen and just give it the little bit extra turn with one hand. and not to leave it in in the off season or during waxing
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Well if you really wanted to be anal about it you could use a torque wrench to tighten em.
Alright, what's the spec?

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30 inch pounds or 3.39 newton-meters courtesy of this video.
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They're not lug nuts.

Just get them snug, not too tight. I always check them before every time I ride.
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