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Old 02-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just want to get some feedback on my first board that i set up by myself. Since im new to it, i just want to know if i did it correct, i searched and found videos on setting up, i ride goofy and went with 15 on the back and 18 on the front, here's some pics:








any feedback is appreciated and if any changes is needed, let me know but i know it comes down to personal preferences.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally think those bindings are a little big. But I understand somehow the smalls you got didn't fit.
I'm size 8 US in K2 Darko boots and size Small (6-8) Burton bindings fit me just fine.

Otherwise, your setup looks super comfy. It's now a matter of fine tuning your width and angles after you start riding.
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You can align the highback(s) to the board edge...add a bit of forward lean maybe.
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I personally think those bindings are a little big. But I understand somehow the smalls you got didn't fit.
I'm size 8 US in K2 Darko boots and size Small (6-8) Burton bindings fit me just fine.

Otherwise, your setup looks super comfy. It's now a matter of fine tuning your width and angles after you start riding.
my darko boots are a us 8 and i did have burton cartel restricted bindings in a size small, but it did not look right to me, should i go and exchnge them back to a small?

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You can align the highback(s) to the board edge...add a bit of forward lean maybe.
how do i do that? i tried looking up instructions on it and the manual it comes with doesn't explain much for me
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Adjust highback rotation with screw circled in blue, one each side.

Adjust forward lean with knob circled in red.

It's all personnal preference, experience with it.

I'd keep this size.
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how do i do that? i tried looking up instructions on it and the manual it comes with doesn't explain much for me
I've never owned burton bindings, but on your last picture if you loosen the bottom screw on your binding and the one like it on the other side it should slide in the track there. Just twist it to line up with your board. I'm not sure how important it is,but i did it. Maybe someone else can chime in and let us know if that's important.
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Adjust highback rotation with screw circled in blue, one each side.

Adjust forward lean with knob circled in red.

It's all personnal preference, experience with it.

I'd keep this size.
Haha, you must type faster then me.
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Adjust highback rotation with screw circled in blue, one each side.

Adjust forward lean with knob circled in red.

It's all personnal preference, experience with it.

I'd keep this size.
thanks, ill play around with the highback, found a video that state it should be parallel with the board.

as for the size here are more pics of the boot in the bindings:




so are they fine the way it fit?
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I've never owned burton bindings, but on your last picture if you loosen the bottom screw on your binding and the one like it on the other side it should slide in the track there. Just twist it to line up with your board. I'm not sure how important it is,but i did it. Maybe someone else can chime in and let us know if that's important.

It can be noticeable if you ride with high angles (say above 12?) to have the calf pushing evenly on the board edge. But it's fine tuning frankly. You should be good regardless. Forward lean instead will (or should) make your heel side carves better.
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Second the others plus...

You're going to want to shorten the straps -- both ankle and toe. They look fine now but once tightened they'll be a bit too long. I'd take the bottom straps down one screw-hole and the tops down one or two screw-holes, or just stick your foot in, tighten them fully, and adjust accordingly.

Also, you should move your "gas pedals" out a notch or two (flats section on the bindings nearest to your toes). That'll give you a bit more leverage on toe side. Just make sure it's not sticking out past the edge of the board.

Cool looking setup. Nice combo of colors. What's the board?
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