New Gear: Toeside problems?
So I recently upgraded ALL my gear. I was far overdue (using awful K2 clicker bindings). I got a used 159cm board with Burton Mission bindings, and brand new boots.
First time up with new gear: My heelside turns feel fine, gear is nice and tight, but my toeside turns feel really weird. It feels like it's forcing my knees to be straight, which makes it hard to turn accurately, and it feels unstable. Since my knees aren't bent, if I go over a little bump or something it pops me into the air and I lose control completely.
I thought it was a flex problem at my ankles, but I can flex my boots pretty well when they're not in the binding. Also if I'm not turning at all, I can bend my knees better. Did I mess something up when I was installing my bindings?
I asked a guy at the rental shop, and he told me to open up my stance a bit, so for the rest of the day I rode with a +26/-15 (or something) as opposed to my usual +15/-6, which helped a LITTLE. He also widened my stance a little for me.
Do I just need to break in my boots more? Is it a binding issue? Help!
I'm 6'2", 170lbs
Goofy, 159cm board, size 12 boots.