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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 09:09 AM
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I donít understand that comment (language wise )... but OP: try to imagine at which situation this toe overhang would actually affect you. A board is tilted a) when turning/carving or b) when traversing.
Now with your setup, it takes 90į tilt till toes touch the ground. You'd need to be a damn good high-speed carver till you can tilt 90į in a carve and you'd need to be traversing super steep terrain till drag would be a topic. Thus: no worries (and I assume, that's what Tatanka was saying )
Trip out, tripping on acid, frieaking out, making a big deal, overreacting, being overly concerned, worried.

Don't trip yo.
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Trip out, tripping on acid, frieaking out, making a big deal, overreacting, being overly concerned, worried.

Don't trip yo.
Thanks! This makes more sense than what Leo had listed.
And thanks for actually legitimating my excuse to frequent this site while at work - I book it as "English in use" lessons


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Haha yes, Neni, you assumed correctly.

Aufgabe 1: Identify the forms of "trip" and "fuck" in the following sentences.

a) He didn't trip when he tripped while he was tripping.

b) The boy didn't give a fuck and fucking fucked her when he was fucked up.
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K, let's try: He didn't freak out when he stumbled being high...?
I perfectly understand b)

Here's a little German challange for you, Tatanka


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K thanks guys. I'll keep my board and bindings then...
Any recommendations for a small footprint boot that matches up with that combo (Skate Banana + Flow Fuse-AT) though?
I remember it was always hard to get consistently into the Flows and be centered (setting it up once on the mountain is easy, like the setup for taking the pictures in this thread...
But then the next time I try to get into the binding, its never as easy to get in as i feel like they are supposed to be.
I always end up loosening the 2 buckles in front to allow more of the boot to come to the front (for centering), then re-tightening them...
and then on the next snowboard run, I try to put my foot into the binding and its not centered again and more 'back' so repeat above steps to get centered.

So i assume its my boots that have a larger footprint trying to fit into a size Medium binding maybe? Any recommendations?

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Ride boots have a pretty decent reduced footprint. I wear Rides (size 12)and their footprint was the smallest of all boots I've tested. I only tried about 5-7 boots, and 2 of those were different Ride styles.

Your boot size is on the cusp of binding sizes. There is a different school of thought as to which is better, sizing up or down. Which school of thought do you want to belong to, and why? It boils down to your preference.

I can't really speak on the Flow bindings because I don't ride them, but I will anyways. I've heard that the 2014 flows have made improvements on the strap setup, but through design they can be a bit more difficult to step into due to a narrower entry in the rear. This is all what I've been told by a friend at a shop. This doesn't sound like your problem...or maybe it does.

Perhaps your boots are loosening up after the first run causing your problem to happen. Maybe try every possible entry method (foot angle in, toe height and heel height variations) at home until you can get a perfect fit on a consistent basis. If that doesn't work then head to a shop and start trying out new bindings and or boots. Or buy online and repeat all of these steps until it all works.



Thanks for that video, Neni. It will be shared, hahah.
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Your boot size is on the cusp of binding sizes. There is a different school of thought as to which is better, sizing up or down. Which school of thought do you want to belong to, and why? It boils down to your preference.
Thanks for that advice... I might lean towards the larger binding camp. In theory, I'd like as tight as a fit to my boot with the Mediums... but just seems so hard so may try a Large to try out. May get a Union Contact Pro... Heard its a loose/playful/buttery feel (since the way it contacts the board allows for more flex in the binding or something like that) that would go well with the Skate Banana.
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