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01-04-2013 01:56 PM
bseracka
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Originally Posted by someguy View Post
Thanks. I think about getting one of these bindings then:

1.) a new Rome 390 Boss in S/M
2.) a new Union Atlas in M/L
3.) a used Burton Diode 11/12 in M
or 4.) a used Cartel 2011 in M

which one should I prefer for my riding style (see above)? Or do you have any other recommendations?

I'll sell my old binding then.
My thoughts are that the 390s and Cartels offer the best fit, for your boot and board flex.

The Diodes are to stiff and there have been issues with highback breakage on them. They're not a binding I would want to buy used.
01-04-2013 10:55 AM
blockay
don't want to read allll other posts

To me that looks like you've got some major overhang of the heel. you should lay the board flat on the ground, wood floor, carpet, whatever, and tilt it to ur heel side and ur toe side, this will let u know if there will be any dragging occuring
im no pro or anything, but you should get a binding that matches the stiffness of your board for more control
01-04-2013 08:03 AM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by schmitty34 View Post
ahhh....good eye. I wasn't really looking at the binding too much, just the boots. Size 9 boots should have no problem with his board, but the L bindings might be too large for his boots.
Yeah good catch.

Large is def too big for a size 9. You won't be able to center your foot with the unibody baseplate. It's why you have too much heel overhang in the pic.

You'll have to get the right binding size. You can't go wrong with any of the those listed above.
01-04-2013 04:35 AM
someguy Thanks. I think about getting one of these bindings then:

1.) a new Rome 390 Boss in S/M
2.) a new Union Atlas in M/L
3.) a used Burton Diode 11/12 in M
or 4.) a used Cartel 2011 in M

which one should I prefer for my riding style (see above)? Or do you have any other recommendations?

I'll sell my old binding then.
01-03-2013 01:11 PM
bseracka Large is to big. If his heel was all the way back in the cup there would be no overhang at the toes and he could move the binding closer to his toe edge. The gas pedal also needs to be on the smallest setting and even then may be to far forward to provide any leverage. Toe straps also look about maxed out on the smallest setting

Do you have have a friend that knows gear that can help you with your bindings? If it's not to late I'd exchange them for a medium. If you've already used them I would talk to the shop and see if they are willing to work with you especiaaly if their employee put you in a large binding.
01-03-2013 12:55 PM
kctahoe I have size M cartels as well as size 9 salomon savage boots and they fit great, I would think a L would be a bit big for your boots?
01-03-2013 12:53 PM
herzogone
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Originally Posted by someguy View Post
This is because the angle of the Cartel highback is not the same as the angle of the calves-part of the boot. You can of course vary the angle of the highback, but it is set as much upright as possible, already. If I'd vary it, the highback would be more "horizontally" and the space between the heel and the heel cup of the binding would be even larger.

Up to now I thought that this wouldn't be a problem because at the upper part the boot presses against the highback and so I can put force to the backside. So you think that this is a major problem?

Maybe the problem persists with a Cartel in size M because the angle of the highback stays almost the same, doesn't it? I had a Cartel in M before, but I gave it back because I felt like the straps were a bit too short for the boots. Maybe I have to change to some other binding. Could you recommend one? Should be good for all-mountain riding. I looked at the Rome 390 Boss before and maybe I'll get them. I also like the idea of canting pads because I have some knee issues.
You should force the boot all the way back against the heelcup, the upper part of the boot will just flex forward from the highback as needed. It's a little hard to tell from the pics with your boot loose in the bindings, but it does look to me like the bindings might be a little big for the board. It would be easier to judge that without the boots there at all. If you have room to shift the bindings towards the toeside edge a little without significant footbed overhang, then it might be ok.
01-03-2013 12:33 PM
someguy
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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
Somethings not right. For starters you should be in a medium binding with a sz 9 boot and in the 3rd pic (iirc) there's about an inch, inch and a half gap between the back of your boot and the heel cup. I'd start by making the binding as small as possible and going from there.

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This is because the angle of the Cartel highback is not the same as the angle of the calves-part of the boot. You can of course vary the angle of the highback, but it is set as much upright as possible, already. If I'd vary it, the highback would be more "horizontally" and the space between the heel and the heel cup of the binding would be even larger.

Up to now I thought that this wouldn't be a problem because at the upper part the boot presses against the highback and so I can put force to the backside. So you think that this is a major problem?

Maybe the problem persists with a Cartel in size M because the angle of the highback stays almost the same, doesn't it? I had a Cartel in M before, but I gave it back because I felt like the straps were a bit too short for the boots. Maybe I have to change to some other binding. Could you recommend one? Should be good for all-mountain riding (70% onpiste/groomers, 20% offpiste/frontcountry, 10% park). I looked at the Rome 390 Boss before and maybe I'll get them. I also like the idea of canting pads because I have some knee issues.
01-03-2013 12:04 PM
schmitty34
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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
Somethings not right. For starters you should be in a medium binding with a sz 9 boot and in the 3rd pic (iirc) there's about an inch, inch and a half gap between the back of your boot and the heel cup. I'd start by making the binding as small as possible and going from there.

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ahhh....good eye. I wasn't really looking at the binding too much, just the boots. Size 9 boots should have no problem with his board, but the L bindings might be too large for his boots.
01-03-2013 11:52 AM
bseracka Somethings not right. For starters you should be in a medium binding with a sz 9 boot and in the 3rd pic (iirc) there's about an inch, inch and a half gap between the back of your boot and the heel cup. I'd start by making the binding as small as possible and going from there.

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