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02-17-2014 03:49 PM
Klang180
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Originally Posted by F1EA View Post
Yea from your photos for sure not #1 or #3.

Easiest way is take a pencil and put it against the edge, mark with your fingers where the boot extends to, then go on the other edge with the pencil held at that spot from above, and compare. Do this with your base facing up and as horizontal as possible.

Check at the center of the boot unless you run 0/0 degrees, and compare toe/heel for each boot (ie dont compare front heel to rear heel) unless your angles are symmetrical.

Posting pics doesnt help much because depending on the angle at which your photo was taken, you can get a totally different appereance...

If that doesnt work... google some books about "Living with OCD"
Haha very good indeed, that is the best option.

I will try the practical tip too though, thanks.
02-17-2014 03:43 PM
F1EA Yea from your photos for sure not #1 or #3.

Easiest way is take a pencil and put it against the edge, mark with your fingers where the boot extends to, then go on the other edge with the pencil held at that spot from above, and compare. Do this with your base facing up and as horizontal as possible.

Check at the center of the boot unless you run 0/0 degrees, and compare toe/heel for each boot (ie dont compare front heel to rear heel) unless your angles are symmetrical.

Posting pics doesnt help much because depending on the angle at which your photo was taken, you can get a totally different appereance...

If that doesnt work... google some books about "Living with OCD"
02-17-2014 03:27 PM
Klang180
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Originally Posted by Kenai View Post
I totally understand - I think we all do this. In fact, my board is also in my living room right now awaiting some binding tweaking! I always wonder if I would be better at something if my stance was little different, my seat was a little higher, or my shoes laced up differently. Unfortunately this principle is also why we empty our wallet regularly for the newest gear! Does a "revolutionary carbon lightning sliver" actually improve the board? Almost certainly not, but we have to try it! Heaven forbid we actually go out and PRACTICE!
Yep too true. The stupid thing is that you can go out when there is hero snow having just changed your setup and feel like it is amazing. Then when it goes a bit icy we tweak again. I am not so sure that all this minute adjustments make any difference at all.

That said, i measure it all very precisely and basically i found that 2 and 4 are almost centered and almost identical to one another. So indulge me one last time and take a look at my other post in the forum and see which you think it better. Then i will go away and hopefully just get better rather than tinker!
02-17-2014 03:14 PM
Kenai
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Originally Posted by Klang180 View Post
Thanks to everyone for their input. I take the point that i may as well just go by feel and/or measure them but although i am a competent and experienced boarder i am constantly tweaking the setup to find what feels the absolute pinacle. Then and only then do i feel like i can dismiss the setup rather than my skills. It shoudl of course be the other way around but it is just the way i am

You have all been very helpful in confirming what the tape measure and "feel" should have rendered obvious.

I totally understand - I think we all do this. In fact, my board is also in my living room right now awaiting some binding tweaking! I always wonder if I would be better at something if my stance was little different, my seat was a little higher, or my shoes laced up differently. Unfortunately this principle is also why we empty our wallet regularly for the newest gear! Does a "revolutionary carbon lightning sliver" actually improve the board? Almost certainly not, but we have to try it! Heaven forbid we actually go out and PRACTICE!
02-17-2014 02:11 PM
Redline Just flip the board over and eyeball it looking at the base. If it looks like the toe and heel are even you're good to go.
02-17-2014 01:04 AM
Klang180 Thanks to everyone for their input. I take the point that i may as well just go by feel and/or measure them but although i am a competent and experienced boarder i am constantly tweaking the setup to find what feels the absolute pinacle. Then and only then do i feel like i can dismiss the setup rather than my skills. It shoudl of course be the other way around but it is just the way i am

You have all been very helpful in confirming what the tape measure and "feel" should have rendered obvious.

02-16-2014 03:14 PM
F1EA Crazy though, but why not just measure the darn thing??
02-16-2014 02:50 PM
wrathfuldeity another way to think about the center of your foot,

stand in a upright neutral and natural position, knees slightly bent with hips centered and stacked over your feet, generally your usual stance for riding flatbased.

notice your fulcrum point...i.e., where you are neither more on your toes or heels.....where it feels very neutral and comfortable.

mark that point an each foot....that ought to be fairly close to the center of your foot and natural balance point.
02-16-2014 11:47 AM
tradnwaves4snow 2 and 4 both look like the better options...

however you can notice in the picture that the ankle strap on the binding is cranked tighter in picture 4, I then noticed in picture 4 the heel of the boot sits back further into the heel cup (hence why the ankle strap can be cranked a little tighter. I'd go with 4 because of this, your boot should always be cranked back against the heelcup
02-16-2014 09:31 AM
Kenai I have always just done it visually and figured that I would feel a difference if I wanted to change. Probably not the best idea because I doubt I'm good enough to notice a subtle need for adjustment, but I'm willing to bet anyone can adapt to a lot of minor changes. Also, I suspect a lot more goes into play during actual riding than measured "center" - ankle flexibility, boot stiffness, weight center all will affect riding as much as boot center on a ruler.

Anyway, if you really want to measure the center of the boot use a ruler off the binding. (Of course, when you angle the binding you now have to take the difference between the sides of the boot!)

Maybe, though, your weight is not actually centered in the measured center of your foot. Perhaps you want to stand in your boot on a relatively sharp edge and figure out where your balance centers when you stand in a riding stance.

Or, you could just make sure the overhang is roughly equal and GO RIDE!!! I understand being a perfectionist and messing with your gear for fun, but don't let it get in the way of riding!
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