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Old 11-23-2008, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if you it is possible to over tighten the screws that attach the bindings to the board? thanks
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. Absolutely. You can damage the board. Tighten them until they feel solid, but don't put your back into it.

I've seen an overtightened board and the screw taps were actually coming out of the board.

EDIT: I've had people tell me that you should not worry about it and just tighten them as much as humanly possible because they could come loose. The odds of all your screws coming loose and your binding pulling off the board is next to nill. If they get wobbly you can always tighten them, but if you overdo it, you could damage your board.

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it's definitely possible to overtighten, as well as stripping the screws in the process (hi i'm new here!). i like tightening the screws about hand-tight, not forcing it with both hands or anything of that sort. i have never had any screws pull loose from my board before; if you're worried, you can always check to see if they're holding tightly before you go up the mountain.
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always carry a tool kit with you and u'll be good
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i tighten my binder screws bastard tight. kinda hand tight and then a bit more.

i have never had any stress with any of the burton / nitro / rome planks on which i have done this.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help guys
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