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12-08-2016 03:03 PM
Mihai Cristian I live in Bucharest, Romania so yeah i have some snowboard stores but they are more online orientated. We have some good stores in Brasov, wich is a mountain city but i can t go to another city just to test boards. I will try to see if i can view in store the raven gravy as they said the 154cm board is into the deposit and maybe they can bring it to the store to see it.
12-08-2016 02:05 PM
Wiredsport Hi Mihai,

I hope that this is helpful for visualizing the issue. Your foot with zero degrees is just short of the edges. Your angled front foot is significantly inside the confines of the edges. We would like to see your bare foot just overhanging the edges for both toes and heels. That alone will make your riding much more positive feeling as the board will transition more easily from edge to edge and will allow better leverage and control when you are on edge. This is especially true for newer riders. Your second issue is actually what is causing you even more difficulty. The size of your bindings is moveing both of your feet back over the heelside edge (and by quite a lot). Inside your boots your toes are going to be far back from the toeside edge.

My suggestions:

First, find a binding that is made for a 260 mm foot (US size 8 in snowboard boots). This will allow you better centering on any board and will allow you to take advantage of the binding's features, such as toe ramping, which also will help you develop leverage.

Then, go stand on some boards. Don't be embarrassed to whip off your socks and stand on some decks barefoot. You are looking for overhang (both toe and heel). Do you have access to boards where you are? If not are you able to order online?

I can suggest a few products that I know will work for you but it sounds like yo may have limited access to gear. Is that correct?
12-08-2016 12:27 PM
Mihai Cristian

This are the photos, back and front.
12-08-2016 05:07 AM
Mihai Cristian Ok, thank you so much for helping me. I will do the photos later on today, as i am at work now.
12-08-2016 05:00 AM
Wiredsport Hi Mihai,

Yes, your binding is also simply too large for your foot and has no adjustment to compress it further or move it forward. As you can see you are not reaching the toe ramp. I would suggest a binding that is designed for your 260 Mondo foot. That will allow you both correct positioning within the binding and correct positioning on an appropriately sized board.

Do you have access to the board that you are considering? We are unable to tell from that info sheet what the width is at the inserts. Waist width should not be considered.

I think we may be struggling a bit with language so please let me try to show you what I am referring to. Please take the bindings off of your board. Please take off your socks and stand on the board where your bindings were at the same stance width and angles. Please center your feet between the edges when you do this. Please post photos of this.
12-07-2016 04:23 PM
Mihai Cristian If i get the Raven Gravy 2016 board, gullwing profile, what bindings should i get? And also, what lenght? 151 or 154? I think that i should go for a 151 (freestyle) based on my height (177cm) and 73-74 Kg.

Here are the sizes:

12-07-2016 04:13 PM
Mihai Cristian Well, they are at their maximum limit. As you can see in the image bellow i can't move the bindings more, to get a biger overhang toe...

12-07-2016 03:39 PM
Originally Posted by Mihai Cristian View Post
Here is the photos with the new settings. I moved the bindigs to the point where i have 26CM. Also I made the nose longer then the tail and put a 0 degree on the back foot (right is the same, 15) so i would force myself to only ride with the right foot forward.

If it's not ok, i can move the binding back to the edge because inside the binding, the pad on witch the boot stay, is adjustable. I can slide it forward. Now is fully backed

Your foot is still much too far off the heel edge. Sadly it looks like your bindings have no other settings that will allow for your foot to be adjusted further forward. This binding is too large. This combination of too wide a board and poor centering will make riding very difficult.

12-07-2016 02:53 PM
Mihai Cristian Here is the photos with the new settings. I moved the bindigs to the point where i have 26CM. Also I made the nose longer then the tail and put a 0 degree on the back foot (right is the same, 15) so i would force myself to only ride with the right foot forward.
12-07-2016 02:35 PM
Originally Posted by Mihai Cristian View Post
ok let me see if i understood...the bindigs are mounted in the wide part of the board and this is wrong. Also, i need to move them more to the edge on the toes, because the heel is very back.
Not quite. The board does not narrow enough (even at the innermost inserts) to fully correct this problem. Only a narrower board will do that (suggested). I would not suggest changing your stance width if that stance width feels correct. In terms of your heels being too far over the heelside edge, yes they are. We are looking to center your feet so that you have an equal amount of toe and heel overhang. Again, we are trying to center your feet, not the boots or the bindings.
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