Binding Construction
A snowboard binding consists of a base plate, a highback, and an ankle and toe strap. The base plate is the core that connects the snowboard and binding. A highback is the part of the binding that ensures your foot right into the binding. Ankle and toe straps are fastenings, one over the foot and one over the toes, to hold your boots tight into the binding.
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There are two different mounting options to mount bindings on the snowboard. You have the Burton EST-System, where the binding is mounted in a rail, the so-called ‘Channel’. The advantage of this is that it takes less time to change the degree and Stance (distance) of the binding. Warning: Only bindings with EST-Systems fit on Burton Channel Snowboards! Some bindings companies do offer a channel mount, so read the product description or contact our customer service for more information. In addition to this system, you also have the traditional 4 × 4 disc system, in which the binding is mounted on the board with 4 screws. On all boards, with the exception of the Burton channel snowboards, the traditional disc-binding system can be mounted.
Before you mount the binding on your snowboard, you need to make sure you know whether you’re Goofy or Regular. Tip: Stand with both legs straight and let a friend push you from behind. The leg, which makes the lunge forward, is the leg that should be your front foot on the snowboard. On the baseplate of the binding, you can see degree numbers that specify the binding angles in 3° increments. The angle degrees are relatively variable. Again, you may like to play around a bit to find your perfect angle number. If you are a beginner, you should have the front binding at +15 degrees and the rear binding on the 0 degree position. This should be a good degree setting to get you started. In addition, you should mount your bindings with a slight setback, which means that you position your bindings a little bit more to the back (tail).


Once you’ve moved on to do tricks and focus more on freestyle, it would be recommended to imply a so-called Duckstance combined with a centered binding position. This means that you mount the front binding in a positive angle (+ 15 degrees), and the rear binding in the same angle but negative (-15 degrees). This makes switch riding and landing tricks much easier.


If you prefer all-mountain snowboarding, it is recommended to mount your bindings with a light Duckstance. The front binding should be mounted close between +15 and +21 degrees, and the rear binding should be placed in a frame of -3 degrees and -12 degrees. Also a slight setback is recommended for this type of riding.


If you rather take of endless steep fields of off-piste powder, you should choose for a Freeride setup. Here, it is recommended to choose a narrower stance and greater setback. This ensures a better edge grip and also provides a natural float in powder. The rear binding is often set flat here, between 0° and +5°, whereas the front binding is mounted steeper; + 15 ° or even more.