Finding a perfect snowboard binding can be difficult when there is so many variances in size and style. This can be very overwhelming, but don’t worry. Follow me through this post and I’ll teach you how to size snowboard bindings for your perfect fit.
Find your snowboard boots
The first thing you will need to do is to find your snowboard boots. If you don’t have any boots, it’s going to be very hard to size the bindings. The size of your boot will decide 90% of the size of your binding. To know you have the correct binding, you want to make sure that your boot fits perfectly inside the binding, without the tip of your toe pointing out. If your boot size is 7, 8 or 9, then you should get a binding with the same size of 7-9.
Gender based bindings
When you find yourself a snowboard binding, you have to make sure that the binding is suited for the right gender. Even if a women binding fit your “man” boot very well, there are still many other things that you might not notice at first, but that actually can impact your riding experience in a negative way. You therefore have to get the binding from the right gender.
Mens snowboard bindings – Snowboard bindings for men are going to offer a wider fit. This is because men’s boots tend to be bigger and more bulky compared to women’s.
Women’s snowboard bindings – The women’s snowboard bindings are made narrower to better fit the small boot the women carry. The women’s bindings are also softer that men’s. Often in girly colors.
Kids snowboard bindings – The kids snowboard bindings are most often smaller versions of women and men’s bindings that sometimes offer the same benefits. These bindings can come with only one strap as well. They also tend to be somewhat harder and less flexible.
Adjusting the bindings
After getting your bindings from the store, you might want to do some small adjustments to them. If your boots are a little too big or too small, you’ll be able to change this with small adjustments. This is often found on the straps to lengthen or shorten them. You can also adjust the heel to make more room for your boot. The back area of the binding is possible to move either forward or backwards.
When you adjust your bindings it is also important to think about what snowboard you ride. If you ride a park snowboard, I would highly recommend having the bindings placed as centered as possible with the toes facing out to the side 90*.
If you ride a powder snowboard, it is recommended to place your bindings further back to easier surf above the powder. The binding closest to your tail should be pointing out to the side, while the other one should be pointing 20*-30* forward towards the nose of the board.
If you ride an all mountain snowboard, you can adjust them how ever you want. As the all mountain snowboard is suited in every environment, you have many possibilities. If you just prefer to ride normally, then I would recommend having the bindings as centered as possible with both bindings pointing 10*-20* forward, towards the nose or tail.
Snowboard Binding Placement – Video Overview
If you have any more questions left on your mind, then feel free to leave them below!