hi I'm Ryan Appleton and today I'm going to show you some of the adjustments I make on my bindings other than adjusting your straps to be centered over your boots there's three main adjustments I always make one forward lean to taking the heel strap and putting it up to the highest and furthest back insert an option and three then once it's on the board rotating the high back to be as parallel as possible with the heel side edge so let's go through those in about July first is the forward lean this makes it for when you carve you don't need to extend your legs out in front of you it basically can ride with your knees bent it all the halfpipe riders use it carving carving and helps tremendously the only downside is it can be less comfortable performance increases comfort kind of decreases but for me without hopping without forward lean the bindings just don't feel good so on these Burton's most most bindings have a moon some sort with burdens you just screw this so it's a super simple little easy one that you can play around with on the mountain I recommend actually trying to go with too much forward lean at some point and just to know how it feels and how it affects your own turns next I place the heel straps up on the farthest option up on both sides there is an option on Burton bindings some other brands there are some one some there aren't but if there's that option I like it it gives a little extra leverage for toe side turns you all right so we've got these up in the top farthest back hole this will give a little extra leverage on toeside turns and you know if you wanted to tweak your board to hard as possible maybe the lowest ones but for for the style that I ride with this kind of provides a little extra leverage and responsiveness last what I just is the angle of the high back in relation to the board so I'm going to put my binding these bindings on to a floor to have like a little uh of a board that's kind of a prop okay so now that I got the bindings on with my angles I use 15 negative 15 so that I can ride regular and when I ride switch it feels just like I ride regular yeah I'm Center it on a twin and that's kind of my style that's just one more personal preference that you can play around with so yeah I'm here like this and as you can probably see they're not very parallel with the heelside edge ideally so they go like this a bit but they go 15 degrees ideally I want them to be zero degrees with the heelside edge so you can rotate those with this adjustment right here you got to do both sides one twist over it takes some kind of bending and you kind of got to hold it there let's adjust you all right now if we take a look at the bindings they are much more parallel with the heelside edge so if I'm got my weight up forward it's just gonna give me you know better leverage on the heelside edge whether I'm up here right and switching up here or in the backseat so yeah all three of these personal preferences but if you don't play around with those you might any of these you might be missing out on something so I definitely encourage try try all three of those for sure for lean it's a super easy one putting putting these not all bindings have that one but if they if they do try it up I try to download you'll see how it feels for yourself and then rotate the high backs to be parallel with the heel side edge thanks for watching and happy shredding

Snowboard Binding Setup Adjustments I Make

29 thoughts on “Snowboard Binding Setup Adjustments I Make

  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Hi Ryan awesome video , quick question would like to ask you feel about Flow Bindings for a hard charging carver, you think it has enough response ?
    Thanks really appreciate it.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Really enjoying your videos, generally I think you give fantastic advise, some of the best on youtube. I've been riding for nearly 30 years and think that perhaps it's not good to sugesst people, especially beginers and intermediates, to have the back foot in a negative position. It makes edge to edge transitions much more difficult. Moreover in my experience people want to face there shoulders a little squared down the mountain so they twiist their knee inwards to an unnatural position.

    I'd reccomend a neutral position or -3 degress at most. I actually have a backfoot in a +3 degree and can still ride switch just fine.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Can you describe what happens when you duck bindings, have them both more straight like (3,-3) , or both forward like (19, 9)

    Differences in carving ability/loss or added mobility?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    what about the question that my board is not wide enough so that when i curve deeply, my boost will influence me.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    What bindings are these?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    I am very interested in buying donek board. Ive sent you an email a copy of my comment, as youve asked. Its just a bunch of questions bout the board, would be highly appreciated forthe reply. Btw my previous youtube name was chad yang

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Hello, you have the same slope jibeka forward on both mounts, or on the back foot a little more put?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Ryan, I have a 9,9 degree stance. When I adjust the highback to align with the heel side, the forward lean bump on the highbacks fall do not sit on the heel cups, they fall through. Any suggestion is much appreciated. Thanks!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Great video.. Thank you.. Just not sure what I specifically need to adjust to get the high backs parallel with the board again whilst still keeping the 15° angle? Thanks for clarifying!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Hey riders! I recently got new bindings and in my haste to get out on the hill, I forgot to adjust the highbacks forward. HUGE MISTAKE!! I was about to head down the hill, facing forward in the famous sideslip position—when I shifted my weight back, the heelside edge DID NOT engage the snow. My board slid forward out from under me. I reached back with both hands and POW–2 broken wrists. Learn from my mistake–ALWAYS adjust your highbacks!!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    To elaborte on my last comment have you any tips for heel/toe adjustment on bindings to get the best control and feel of the board?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Should the back of the bindings be over the heel side edge of the board?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Thanks man! Really good tutorial!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Did this to my new setup mid season and man did it make a huge difference!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    awesome, very helpful!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    I just made this adjustments, they worked really well, thanks Ryan! If i intend to ride just regular would you recommend a higher angle in the front foot and a smaller in the back?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Ryan you the best! hi from russia.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    what's your height ?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    DIdn't realize you keep your feet that close together!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Great video. Thanks for sharing. I am gonna try it out…

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Dude thank you. Finally a short yet very informative tutorial on all of those freaking adjustments.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    I'm glad to see someone else rocking big carves on a freestyle board! My friends think I'm crazy for riding a 26.5cm wide board with US8 … But as you say … when you carve deep you still end up falling and want a wider board :/

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    ryan i wonder how much foward lean you use

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Hi ryan my girlfriend has Elan ruby bindings and im struggling to adjust the bootstrap are you familiar with these and know how ?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Great video, you can board for years and play with settings and not get the right one and for alot of people one or 2 trips a year is wasted on wrong set ups. Thanks dude

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