How To Set Up Snowboard Bindings
Learning how to set up snowboard bindings is easy. Snowboard bindings are the little metal holders that keep your snowboard boots connected to your snowboard. When you're setting up snowboard bindings, you need to take a few thing into account. Remember, your feet are completely stationary when you're snowboarding. The snowboard bindings are what keep you stationary. Therefore you need to make sure that you set up the snowboard bindings to make sure you're as comfortable as possible on your board. You also need to make sure the snowboard bindings are set to give you the best balance possible while you're hitting the slopes. Here's the best way for you to set up your snowboard bindings.
- Choosing a snowboard. Before you can get to the snowboard bindings, you need to make sure you buy a snowboard that can support your size. This is an easy enough process. Just go to a sports store that sells snowboards. The employees of the shop should be able to find boards that are built to support someone of your size.
- The boots. You need to get some snowboarding boots that fit before you can get the bindings. Well, since you're at a sports store anyway, grab some boots as well. Make sure they fit you snuggly and give you great support around your ankles and lower legs. You also want to have enough space in at the toe of the boot so your feet can breathe.
- Setting up the bindings. The sports store employee can help you with this too. Basically, all you're going to do is stand on the board without the bindings while the sports store guy watches. He's going to take note of how you stand on the board. Make sure you position yourself the way you would stand on the board while you're snowboarding. The worker will go and get a set of bindings that fit your boots and loosely attach them to your board. You'll then need to get into the bindings to make sure their set right. If they're positioned correctly, then the bindings will be bolted down to the board.
- Do it yourself. You can set your own bindings if you have the right tools. You'll position them just like the sports store dude would do. Try them out to make sure you've done it right. Then tighten the bolts to make sure they're secure. It's better to let the guys at the store do it however, because they have some very specialized high powered tools that guarantee the bindings are bolted correctly.