How To Set Up Bindings On A Snowboard
Every snowboarder should know how to set up bindings on a snowboard. Being able to mount your own bindings will not only allow you to assemble your own ride, it will also allow serious riders to tweak their bindings to suit any conditions.
- Before we begin, you need to make sure your bindings are compatible with your board. There are three and four holed systems. If the bindings are not compatible, most companies make adapter disks.
- Next, make sure that the board and bindings are free and clean of a dirt and debris. You always want to have a clean board before you set up bindings on a snowboard.
- Place the bindings on the board. The right binding goes forward for goofy riders, and the left for regular riders. You need to know your stance before you set up bindings on a snowboard.
- Set the angles. A good stance for beginner riders is to set the back foot straight at zero degrees and to point the front foot forward at fifteen degrees. More experienced riders may want a more forward angle. Set the angle disk into the center of the binding with zero pointing towards the edge and set the stance angles accordingly.
- Check your stance width. You don't want to be too wide or too narrow. You can adjust the stance width by siding the bindings forward or backward along the pre-drilled holes.
- Screw in the bindings. This is obviously the most important part. To fully set up bindings on a snowboard, you need to make sure that the bindings are screwed in tight.
- Set the back foot lean. Again, more experienced riders will want a more extreme angle.
Posted on: Jun. 12, 2010