Binding Installation Guide
Congratulations on your new set of Union bindings. Bindings are the most important piece of snowboarding equipment that you own. That being said, it’s crucial that they are set up properly to ensure optimal fit and performance. This guide will give you all the info you need to dial in the proper boot-to-binding fit. If this is your first time setting up a snowboard, we highly suggest going into an authorized Union dealer for assistance.
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Stance - Regular or Goofy
Are you regular or goofy? Don't know yet? Let's find out! Here are a couple quick tests to determine your stance:
- Do you skate with your left or right foot forward?
- If you were to slide sideways across a floor, which foot would you lead with?
Right foot forward = Goofy
Left foot forward = Regular
Little of both? = Go snowboarding and see what feels best.
Stance - Width and Angles
Width: Either get tech with a tape measure, or just eyeball it to find out what looks and feels best. You may need to experiment to find the stance that works best for your style of riding. If you have no idea how wide/narrow of a stance to ride, try going slightly wider than shoulder width and modify from there.
Angles: Just like your stance width, the angles of your bindings are all about personal preference and comfort. If you aren't sure, try the angles below and modify from there.
Remember, your stance is something that you can set up in 5 minutes but it may take you 5 years to perfect. There is no right or wrong, so experiment with it and find what works best for you.
Tip: When setting up your board make sure the ratchets are facing the tip and tail. Don't put your bindings on backwards.