A good starting point is to set your bindings at about the same distance as your shoulder width. Measure yourself from one shoulder to the other (or get a friend to help) and that will give you a starting width. You’ll want to try it out on the hill and see how it feels.
How wide are snowboard bindings?
If you want to set up your snowboard bindings correctly, your stance on a snowboard should be about shoulder width, with approximately 15 degrees of angle on your front binding and around 0 degrees in the back.
How is binding distance measured?
This is the distance between your bindings from the center of each binding disc. To find a general width, start by measuring the length from your kneecap to your heel. The number should be slightly larger than the width of your shoulders. The best stance width is whatever feels most natural.
Do all snowboard bindings fit all boards?
Just like snowboards, snowboard bindings come with different options for mounting. There are a variety of mounting options and hole patterns on snowboards. Most patterns are compatible with each other, but it’s good to make sure you are not stuck with the wrong set.
Should snowboard bindings overhang?
About an inch to an inch and 1/4 of overhang on each side of your boot is okay. More than that and you might start dragging your boots on the snow when you carve. One thing to remember when checking your overhang… Make sure your bindings are centered on your snowboard when measuring overhang.
How wide should bindings be?
Decide the width of binding. The standard choice is 2 1/4″ or 2 1/2″ depending on how wide you want your finished binding to look. They are both attached in the same way. Consider the thickness or loft of your quilt as this will affect the finished look of the binding.
How do I know if my snowboard stance is too wide?
A few indicators that might suggest that your stance is too wide include having trouble turning the board, as well as feeling excess pain in the ankles and knees. Too narrow of a stance and you may be falling over excessively with even less control of the snowboard.
Should snowboard bindings be centered?
A park rider typically sets their bindings up perfectly centered on the board, so they can ride either direction equally as well. They also tend to angle their feet the same amount so that riding switch feels the same.
Can you mix and match snowboard and bindings?
In short: No. Snowboard bindings must match with the corresponding boot sizes. Some bindings even require specific boots to ride. Aside from that, most combinations of snowboard boots and bindings will work together.
Do Burton EST bindings work on other boards?
Your bindings also flex really well with the board because there is minimal hard contact between the board and bindings – meaning that there is virtually no dead zone. Burton EST bindings are designed to work with the channel system but most other bindings are compatible or have an optional disc that is compatible.
Do you need to wax a new snowboard?
A common question that new riders often ask is: Do you need to wax a new snowboard? And in general, the answer is “no.” The tune that a snowboard receives at the end of the manufacturing process (often called the “factory tune”) is good enough for most riders.
Can snowboard binding hangover?
Conventional bindings will always overhang the board. In a prefect fit, your bare foot will overhang the edges. Therefore your boots will always overhang more and the heelcup of your bindings will be outside of your boot heel. The binding’s toeside will vary a bit more depending on binding design.
How much overhang is OK snowboard?
1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of boot overhang for both toe and heel is ideal, and will not create problematic toe or heel drag. Remember that boots typically add 1/2 at both the toe and heel to your foot measurement from above, due to padding, insulation and the outer boot materials.
Should your toes touch the end of your snowboard boots?
Snowboard boots should feel snug everywhere—snug at your heel, instep, and toebox, and your toes should barely touch the ends. So don’t freak if they feel too tight at first because if they fit “just right” straight outta the box, chances are you’ll be screwed in a week.