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Toe/heel overhang? yes or no?

I've read from diff sources on the internet. One said that you do not want any overhang at all, ideally to edge. It makes sense when carving that you don't want any drag. However at what angle, board to ground will it be detrimental?

Another mentioned, IIRC, 1/2 to 3/4".It also makes sense that this would be easier to initiate turns.

Any input is appreciated I'm looking to pick up a second board and do not want to make any mistakes.TIA
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It's ok to have a little overhang, it won't really affect u at all.
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How about an inch on the front and a half inch on the back? That's not too much is it? I have a wide board and my feet still hang over. They're kind of big.
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If they drag so much that they affect how the board turns, do what you can to get your feet higher up. But otherwise, it's fine.
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Are your boots hanging over a little or your bindings?
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Amount of overhang means nothing without knowing how high your boot is from the board.

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How about an inch on the front and a half inch on the back? That's not too much is it? I have a wide board and my feet still hang over. They're kind of big.
There's nothing wrong with that necessarily other than the fact your boots not centered.

It should be .75 on each side. Move your bindings back a bit to even it out.

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You should be fine with a fair amount of overhang. I ride a wide board with XL bindings and size 15 burton boots. They hang over on the toeside a fair amount and I have no problems with it dragging at all.

Worst comes to worst you can ride it and if you feel drag you can buy some risers to put on your bindings and that will raise the boots higher and reduce drag.
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For the people with overhang, is this done unintentionally, preferring a smaller width board?

Would having the boot perfectly aligned with the edge give the best ride?
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I wouldn't carve well if my board was so wide that I had no overhang. It'd be hard to make a big edge angle if the board dwarfed my feet.

I second arsenic0 about centering your bindings --- I noticed a big improvement to my heelside turns with a little more heel overhang.
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