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  Topic Started By:  Abster    On:  Fri 17th February, 2012 at 10:30
Abster
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#1  Snowboard Bindings......  17 Feb '12 at 10:30
I need my bindings sorted out I know how to take them off and put them on, but not a clue in sorting out my stance...... ops:

Can anyone help?
If you say gullible slowly, it sounds like oranges......
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drifter
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#2  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  17 Feb '12 at 10:54
A lot of it is down to personal preference. Play around with a few different options and see which suits you best.

If you'll be doing a bit of everything then put them fairly central between the tip and the tail, but a little bit closer to the tail. If you're going to be mainly in powder then you might like them a little further back towards the tail.

Widthwise make sure your toes and heel are the same distance from the sides of the board.

Stance-width - start with them about shoulder width apart and see if that feels comfortable. Try a little wider if not.

When it comes to stance angles this is where people have a lot of variation. Presumably you know which foot you prefer in front. The most common stance these days is slightly duck-footed, meaning your front foot points slightly forward, and your back foot points slightly back. I'd start with your front foot at about 15 to 20 degrees and your back foot around minus 10, then play about with it from there. If duck doesn't feel right to you, and you're all about the carving, then make the front foot steeper and bring your back foot to around plus 5.

Grab a tool and tweak things regularly until you find what works for you. Enjoy!
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#3  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  17 Feb '12 at 12:19
Absters,

Set them up to whatever makes you feel sexy.

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#4  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  17 Feb '12 at 15:41

Originally posted by Boggart


Set them up to whatever makes you feel sexy.

That's a quicker way of saying what I did and works just as effectively.
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#5  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  17 Feb '12 at 21:56
Pretty much what herr drifter said, i would add which was kind of covered, how or what you riding, mostly park, mostly all mountain, pistes, powder, speed or jibbing or a bit of everything.... answer this question and your answer is easier to supply.
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#6  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  18 Feb '12 at 11:39
You all make it sound so easy.

Like your theory Boggart, I shall bear this in mind
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#7  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  18 Feb '12 at 14:57

Originally posted by drifter

A lot of it is down to personal preference. Play around with a few different options and see which suits you best.

That's what she said :P
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#8  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 13:08

Originally posted by Abster

You all make it sound so easy.

Yeah it really is. Ski bindings I'd leave to the pro's, but snowboard bindings do yourself and if you feel they're wrong just change them.

Please check the small print of this advice for some sort of disclaimer about it not being my fault if you hurt yourself on a dodgy setup, but you can't go that wrong.
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#9  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 13:26

Originally posted by drifter

Originally posted by Abster

You all make it sound so easy.

Yeah it really is. Ski bindings I'd leave to the pro's, but snowboard bindings do yourself and if you feel they're wrong just change them.

Please check the small print of this advice for some sort of disclaimer about it not being my fault if you hurt yourself on a dodgy setup, but you can't go that wrong.


Screwdrivers are not my friends, I'm more of a hammer person...... Ok I will have a go...... If men can do it I'm sure I can (tongue in cheek)
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#10  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 13:44
You can do hammer and nails too if you prefer - just get a couple of sharp nails and smash away with the hammer. You can also just nail the bindings straight to the foot if you don't like straps. I just recommended screws as they're easier to make adjustments on, but I understand that screwdrivers are incredibly complicated bits of machinery that shouldn't be used without years of training.
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Abster
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#11  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 15:09

Originally posted by drifter

You can do hammer and nails too if you prefer - just get a couple of sharp nails and smash away with the hammer. You can also just nail the bindings straight to the foot if you don't like straps. I just recommended screws as they're easier to make adjustments on, but I understand that screwdrivers are incredibly complicated bits of machinery that shouldn't be used without years of training.

It's the wrist action I don't like, also being left handed I always try to "screw" the wrong way..........

I don't think my board would like nails bagned into it, poor thing.....
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#12  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 15:56
OK now that we've given them wrist action, screwing, banging and nailing to play with it's time for the smut-masters to step in. This thread has nowhere to go now except for rapidly downhill! I'm quite looking forward to the results.
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#13  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 16:00
Thank God it's not just me! Left-handedness makes everything seem 'round the wrong way.

I try to remember that a screw is like time: both go clockwise when you use them.

I was apprehensive when I first moved my bindings, but it's nothing to be worried about. You can get by on all sorts of set-ups until you find the one you like best. I've got a duck stance because I stand like that with my flat feet anyway. It's comfy. And I like being able to ride switch easily too. My back foot is -15 and front is +18 at the moment. Might play around again once the powder days are over.
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#14  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 18:31

Originally posted by

I try to remember that a screw is like time: both go clockwise when you use them.

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#15  Re: Snowboard Bindings......  20 Feb '12 at 18:45

Originally posted by Wendy

Thank God it's not just me! Left-handedness makes everything seem 'round the wrong way.


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