How To Mount A Snowboard Binding
How To Mount A Snowboard Binding
This easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to attach bindings to your snowboard is not only showing you the how-to steps, but also showing you the differences between the various kinds of bindings found on the market.
Hi, my name's Mark. I work at Snow And Rock in Hemel Hempstead. I'm the equipment supervisor here, and I've been snowboarding for about eight or nine years.
Today what we're going to be talking about is mounting your ski - your snowboard bindings onto your snowboard itself. Now in this world there are three types of snowboard bindings itself. We have what we cast as a four-pin system, which is available on 99% of the brands within the world of snowboarding.
We also have a three-pin system, which is designed and built by Burton Snowboards. And we have a new one which is called ICS. It has a single track system, okay, and has a specific binding attachment for itself.
Okay, this again is made by Burton Snowboards. First thing we're going to go through is the four-pin system. What we have here, is we'll mount one binding onto here.
So, the first thing we do is make sure we have the correct binding to actually match up this board. So this is a suitable Mission binding by Burton, which we'll match up very nicely with this K2 Believer. The next thing we do is collect our actual binding plates and screws.
Now each one of these bindings has four screws in it, so ensure we get the four screws and four washers. And what we're going to do is we're going to pin it in these four holes here. Okay, this is the centre point of the board.
We place it on the board, and we're going to pick our angles of degree. Okay, to pick the angles of degree is really down to your own personal preference. To come into a shop we will give you advice and we'll help you with this on picking your angles and the spread of your bindings itself.
Today what we're going to do is mount this on 15 degrees. Now here, at this point here, you can just see the 15 degree point. Okay, this is what we use, the arrows and the 15 degree point.
We then use the binding itself to actually mount onto the snowboard. So what we want is, we want a equal distance between the toe plates, which is this here, this area here. And the heel plates, which is this area here.
Equal distance, so we're going to use the central screws on the plates itself. So we put the four screws with their washers in. We take a tool.
This is a Burton bullet tool, very easy to use, and it's a ratchet as well. So the first thing we do is lightly screw all four in, to ensure all the threads have taken to the snowboard itself. Once we've done that we then tighten very lightly because we don't want to push the screws through the bottom part of the base of the board.
And there we have the bindings screwed on to the actual snowboard itself. Note that the ratchets on the ankle strap and the toe strap are on the outside of the board. Okay, this is the correct position.
If you put them on the inside it's going to hinder your snowboarding ability. Okay. The next one we do is a three-pin system, very similar to the four-pin system, except we use three screws instead.
So again, we take our binding, we place it on here. Now the same applies to this one as well - once we have done this, we pick the center pillar, so I'm picking the three pins here. Matching it up one more time, 15 degrees, placing it centralized, except now you can see I'm using one, two, and three screws rather than the four.
Place it down into the actual screw holes. Again, lightly screw. This one can be a little bit difficult because they sometimes move around.
And voila, again nice and simply placed. Now some people think that three screws are not as good as four. Now Burton spent a lot of time doing this.
So they have put these in this for these reason, it's to lighten the weight of the binding and still ensure that's held down on the actual board itself. Last but not least, the newest binding available on the market, which is called ICS. Now this is slightly different, and a lot of people might not have seen this before and wonder how it actually holds your foot down.
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