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Old     (arsenuts411)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-10-2008, 8:53 PM Reply   
Was wondering how tight that some of you riders tie your bindings. I leave mine pretty loose on the top I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing cause I am also afraid of one foot coming out and hurting an ankle. Should the binding come off your foot easily on a fall. Also not sure if this is a factor but I am also not using any binding slime or anything like that? any comments are appreciated.
Old     (andy13)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-10-2008, 9:03 PM Reply   
i dont use binding slime either and i ride with mine pretty tight and it is a rare occasion that my feet come out and normally both of them come out, i dont think you need to be tooo concerned wit hurting an ankle. infact it may be easier to hurt one with your binding loose
Old     (arsenuts411)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-10-2008, 9:05 PM Reply   
yea that is true I know its probably a matter of personal preference but I think that I am going to start to ride with them a little tighter and see how that works out for me.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-10-2008, 9:24 PM Reply   
i ride my bindings as tight i can get em. i even get them 1 size smaller so they are even tighter and dont have to crank so much on the laces/velcro. i can typically ride for about 20 minutes before my feet start hurting and i cant ride anymore. i dont ever come out and if i do i figure that means i fell hard enough and shouldnt get back in
Old     (deafgoose)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-10-2008, 9:27 PM Reply   
My front left foot gets cramped up all the time.

I tried my bindings tight and loose and its not as bad when they are loose.

I have no idea what could be causing it.
Old     (andy13)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-10-2008, 9:31 PM Reply   
i have the ankle on mine wayy tighter than down on the feet and that helps keep my feet from hurting
Old     (arsenuts411)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-10-2008, 10:04 PM Reply   
well thanks everyone for the input and I am going to try and tie them tighter.
Old     (showmedonttellme)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-10-2008, 10:20 PM Reply   
I dont ride good til my feet go numb. Tite is right.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-10-2008, 10:36 PM Reply   
I ride mine as loose as they go, maybe just take the slack out of the laces, but I like em like that, too tight and my feet fall asleep. I also wear my shoes real loose, so I guess it's just what I'm used to. Most falls if I catch an edge I'm putting the board back on.
Old     (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Layton, Utah       08-10-2008, 10:40 PM Reply   
As tight as possible.
Old     (dreamrider)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-10-2008, 11:01 PM Reply   
tight but not too tight. feet start hurting if they are too tight.
Old     (kal_dude)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-10-2008, 11:43 PM Reply   
mine have the "honeymoon" fit
Old     (dnannen)      Join Date: Nov 2007       08-11-2008, 1:30 AM Reply   
whatever feels most comfortable
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-11-2008, 8:31 AM Reply   
Tight as I can get them. I even wear size small (fits 5-7) but my foot is 8.5.
Old     (player138)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-11-2008, 10:15 AM Reply   
Dan, try adjusting the angle of your front binding. My front foot used to get cramped up a bit too, I just ducked it out a bit more and it fixed the problem.
Old     (ridinonair)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-11-2008, 11:01 AM Reply   
I wear a 9 but use a 8.5 binding which are easier to get in dry, but I tighten em enough to the point they are just snug, and I took a couple good falls this weekend and my feet stayed right in with no cramping except for the first day.
Old     (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-11-2008, 11:19 AM Reply   
Same here. I ride a size smaller, then pull them up as tight as i can get them.

The first 3 or 4 sessions with the new bindings suck...after that its all good.
Old     (dustin_w)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-11-2008, 11:32 AM Reply   
As tight as possible.
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-11-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
as tight as possibal on top loose on the bottam set so my feet dont hyrt
Old     (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       08-11-2008, 12:48 PM Reply   
Old     (skatehawk11)      Join Date: May 2008       08-11-2008, 4:08 PM Reply   
as tight as they go! i think mine stretched out though....but i hate coming out of my bindings sooo much.....i much rather take a super hard slam and stay in then fall out!
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-11-2008, 4:20 PM Reply   
As tight as I can get them. I have had a few sprained ankle's because one foot came out and the board twisted, and so did my ankle.
Old     (scottman)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-12-2008, 10:06 AM Reply   
It depends on how you ride. I don't know anyone throwing inverts that ride with loose binding. IMO they should be tight or you'll get injured worse. My wife just broke her foot last weekend when one of her bindings came off, and last season I tore my ACL when the same happened. When I'm able to ride again I will be surgically attaching the bindings to my legs all the way up to my calves...
Old     (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-12-2008, 1:38 PM Reply   
I used to ride with my zeuses tight enough to hang on to even a straight dive from 8 feet up. Now that im getting teh snot knocked out of me, I think I might leave them a little bit looser. I know the dangers after a type 2 torn ligament thats still bothering me 2 years later. Still I think Id rather be tossed out on a failed raley attempt.
Old     (wakeboarddrumma)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-12-2008, 1:49 PM Reply   
I ride mine tight as I can get them. Since i got my transits, i haven't come out of my bindings on a fall yet.
Old     (to_blind)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-12-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
if you cant touch yer ass to the tail of the board while grabbing stalefish, your bindings are too tight and/or high.

ok, maybe i have exagerated, i leave my top laces kinda loose and tighten the lower laces as much as possible, and i have yet to come out of my Gator Teams this year.
Old     (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-12-2008, 5:29 PM Reply   
derek, generally you dont want your ass to touch the tail during a stalefish ;)
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-12-2008, 6:01 PM Reply   
closed toe slingshots, they feel like pillows on your feet, ride all day man
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-12-2008, 6:02 PM Reply   
oh yea tight is right


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