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Too much overhang? Pics included

So I posted another thread two days ago about a wide vs regular board for me. I decided I'd like to give the regular width board a try. You can see that other thread here: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-board-me.html

I set up my bindings and boots and measured my overhang again. Looks like just under an inch on the front foot, and just under 1.3 inches on the back foot. Boots are up pretty high with toe ramps and the bindings are as far back as they will go. 18 up front, -15 in the back. I think I'm going to spring for a pair of reduced footprint boots anyway (going to try and fit a 10.5 boot, with a reduced footprint) because of a great sale going on. These boots are a size 11, no shrinkage.

The heels are less than an inch overhang.

So what do you guys think? It looks like I'd have to be doing some deep carving to toe drag with this set up, I'm mostly riding hard pack fyi, not much pow here on the east coast.

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You'll be fine. No problems at all.
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That's def not ideal, but certainly do-able. Is the boot centered over the board? It looks like there is too much toe overhang. If you could slide the bindings more toward the heel and extend the toe ramp they should help. And the straps is really too far up off the toe. You should be able to cap that over the front with some adjustment.

I'd also recommend extending the straps so only an inch of the ladder is showing when it's tightned all the way.
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That's def not ideal, but certainly do-able. Is the boot centered over the board? It looks like there is too much toe overhang. If you could slide the bindings more toward the heel and extend the toe ramp they should help. And the straps is really too far up off the toe. You should be able to cap that over the front with some adjustment.

I'd also recommend extending the straps so only an inch of the ladder is showing when it's tightned all the way.
The binding is as far back as it can go. Boot is pushed in as far back as it can go. The toe strap can be used as over the toe or over the top, I still need to play around with the straps and will definitely work to adjust the ladder. Toe ramps are extended all the way.

I'm going to the shop tomorrow to discuss the set up with them before I ride the board. Also going to look into reduced footprint boots while there.

Thanks for the insight.
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The binding is as far back as it can go. Boot is pushed in as far back as it can go. The toe strap can be used as over the toe or over the top, I still need to play around with the straps and will definitely work to adjust the ladder. Toe ramps are extended all the way.

I'm going to the shop tomorrow to discuss the set up with them before I ride the board. Also going to look into reduced footprint boots while there.

Thanks for the insight.
I think the only problem you'll have is with the bindings. I ride a 24.8 waist width with a 10.5 and have no problems with overhang with my boot centered. You can def ride a 25.2 with an 11. You just have to get a binding that will fit both the boot and the board.
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The binding is as far back as it can go. Boot is pushed in as far back as it can go. The toe strap can be used as over the toe or over the top, I still need to play around with the straps and will definitely work to adjust the ladder. Toe ramps are extended all the way.

I'm going to the shop tomorrow to discuss the set up with them before I ride the board. Also going to look into reduced footprint boots while there.

Thanks for the insight.
Then I think your bindings are too small, here is a pic of too much over hang. Also if those toe straps are like the K2 Cinch Tryst, they are a pain in the ass over the toe, so my wife just uses is over the foot. I would go with more heel over hang over more toe over hang. I caught my toe in this setup and went flying while carving hard.
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I think the only problem you'll have is with the bindings. I ride a 24.8 waist width with a 10.5 and have no problems with overhang with my boot centered. You can def ride a 25.2 with an 11. You just have to get a binding that will fit both the boot and the board.
Solid points, these boots are 5 seasons old, I'm assuming boot sizes have gotten a little smaller over the years, so hoping to avoid a new binding set up while getting a smaller footprint boot. I'll be able to compare in store tomorrow. These are size L k2 Hurrithane bindings btw.

Again thanks for the help. Buying a board is a lot harder when you're older and factor in all the specifics haha.

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Then I think your bindings are too small, here is a pic of too much over hang. Also if those toe straps are like the K2 Cinch Tryst, they are a pain in the ass over the toe, so my wife just uses is over the foot. I would go with more heel over hang over more toe over hang. I caught my toe in this setup and went flying while carving hard.

Thanks for the insight. They are K2 bindings and K2 straps. I don't think I'll be going over the toe cap, like you noted they seem better suited for going over the foot.
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Boots are the most important thing, if you like your boots buy new binding. Just because they are old doesn't mean they are bad.
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Then I think your bindings are too small, here is a pic of too much over hang. Also if those toe straps are like the K2 Cinch Tryst, they are a pain in the ass over the toe, so my wife just uses is over the foot. I would go with more heel over hang over more toe over hang. I caught my toe in this setup and went flying while carving hard.
WTF? Is that a strap on a contraband?
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WTF? Is that a strap on a contraband?
Yup Franken binding, cinch contraband . The toe strap is trivial and there as a spare.
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