Introduction: How to Mount Your Own Snowboard Bindings

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Mounting snowboard bindings on to your snowboard deck is very easy and a great way to understand how to adjust and tweak your own setup on or off the hill.
Shown in pictures are Rome 390 but the process is the same for all bindings

Tools: Phillips screw driver

Step 1: Admire You New Bindings and Arrange

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Here is were you need to get you board and bindings ready for mounting. Just make sure there is no dirt or debris in the mounting location

Step 2: Place and Mount the Bindings

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Here is where you need to place the bindings on the board. Set the correct angle. 15 deg leading foot and 0 back foot. is a good starting point for beginners. I like a little more angle. Feel free to change the angle and experiment when riding.
Also make sure not to make the stance to narrow when riding. This will greatly effect your riding. The stance of your legs should be slightly wider than your shoulders.
Set the bindings in the middle to start.
A little loctite on the screws wont hurt. Use blue not red.

Step 3: Set the High Back

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Here you need to put some forward lean into your high back. You will also find the perfect amount from experimentation while riding.
You can see how i moved the high back tab downwards

Step 4: Done!

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The fun part once you know how to setup your bindings is experimenting with different arrangements.
My bindings as well as many other have more adjustments to play with. But i just outlined the basics found in almost every snowboard binding.

Comments

uoro123 (author)2013-08-22

Great board
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shankworks (author)2011-01-26

I know that there is a "be nice" comment policy here, and im not trying to be mean, but is this what this site has come to? A few years ago this site had actual instructions on how to do cool stuff, now telling somehow to screw 8 screws into their snowboard is considered an "instructable"?

Seriously, if this is what this site has come to then whats next; how to plug a cord into a power outlet, or maybe how to pour soda into a glass. I'm not trying to be a douch but the two things i just listed are about as difficult as screwing your bindings onto your snowboard. If you need an instructable to figure this out then you probably shouldn't be snowboarding or handling a screwdriver.

dynikus (author)2010-04-05

Uhh, so I bought this used board with UBC bindings already attached. It's a vintage Damien Sanders avalanche board. The bindings it had were too small, so I wanted to replace 'em with something bigger. I picked up some burton mission bindings, and after removing the old bindings ran into a problem. In small print under where the bindings were, it said "Only use UBC mounting gear." So erm... does anyone know where I can get some bigger UBC bindings? or if I can drill some new holes or something to mount the missions? Thanks.

cwarda (author)dynikus2010-11-21

Not gonna lie, even though the whole vintage thing is cool, you'll be better off getting a new snowboard. It performs better than older ones as well as the amount of options you have. But, don't drill any holes in the baseplates, thats money down the drain. With the way technology has progressed, you can get a new shredstick on the cheap.

iamtoats (author)2008-10-12

I just got a new snowboard/bindings, but the baseplates are a little wide for the board and go over the edges about a centimeter. What should i do? I think i needed to get some sort of riser kit on my last snowboard, is that what you have? Thanks!

iamtoats (author)iamtoats2009-03-01

I haven't checked back on this thread, but, I switched all the straps on the plates, and mounted them on the opposite sides. I angled the back foot (my left) at about -15 deg and my right at about +21. Everything fits perfectly, and feels great.

GorillazMiko (author)2007-12-11

cool! a lot of my friends snowboard

mattface (author)GorillazMiko2008-11-01

Well that's just super. Thanks for this instructable

Argon27 (author)2008-08-27

Nice! I snowboard too and you did a good job.

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