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Old    Reed Youngblood (ilovelake)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-13-2008, 9:29 AM Reply   
Even though the board is an 08 and so has the single-line binding holes for non-slingshot bindings, i can't for the life of me get my brand new 08 watsons mounted. It seems the holes on the base plates are about 1/8th inch too close together (or the holes on the board are too far apart maybe), and i just cant get two screws in on one of these things. I've tried both the LF toggle thumb screws and traditional phillips screws and I just don't think it's gonna work. Anybody else run into this problem? Is this a known issue and I was just an idiot for trying to do it? Is it possible that I screwed the base plate onto the binding too tight and maybe the plate is curving now? Am I just not trying hard enough? This is killing me, I just got brand new board and bindings and I can't even screw the damn things together, somebody please give me some answers!
Old    Robert A. Rodriguez (robertr720)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-13-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
Yeah if you have the 08 boots you need to look at the plate on the bottom and see if you have them set up to fit the 6 or 8 inch pattern. The new Lf boards have a little bit different hole pattern so that you can now have a wider stance. If you look at the plate one side will be sticking out noticably farther than the other side. I can't remember which side needs to be facing the outside to make them the traditional setting but it should say on the plate. Try that and see if it works.
Old    Reed Youngblood (ilovelake)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-13-2008, 9:46 AM Reply   
Yeah but the total distance between the holes is still the same regardless of the plate's orientation to the boot itself, and it looks to me like the holes on the plates are just a little too close together. Unless your saying that the plates can somehow be made wider?
Old    Troy (liveoz)      Join Date: May 2002       09-13-2008, 10:24 AM Reply   
I've been told '08 watsons and slingshots do not mix at a slingshot demo day.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-13-2008, 10:49 AM Reply   
i think i remember hearing about someone drilling the holes a little wider on their boots... i do not know if they were watsons though
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-13-2008, 12:54 PM Reply   
Yep, the Liquid Force base plates are narrower. This is really stupid IMO and actually kept me from buying a pair to go with my CWB board.
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-13-2008, 4:06 PM Reply   
I stayed away from the watson's also for this reason. Went with the Obrien Xenon's and am much more satisfied.
Old    Swatguy (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-13-2008, 8:50 PM Reply   
Reed, The plates have same distaance , but when you orient them a different way the hole pattern changes.

With the 08 Shanes the plate wouldn't allow me to get to the front hole until I swapped it around then it worked no problem on my Gator Prospect
Old    William (kana12)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-14-2008, 12:28 AM Reply   
will the watsons fit on the ronix ibex ? or ima be screwed in a few days !!
Old    Reed Youngblood (ilovelake)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-14-2008, 8:33 AM Reply   
Ok so I am just an idiot and I finally got them to fit by turning the plates at an angle so now instead of putting the screws through the middle hole on each side of the plate they go through the top hole on one side and the bottom on the other, which effectively spaced them out just a little more. Now I just need to find a pull...

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