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    Stance: 20
    Front Foot :15
    Rear: 10

    very bad weekend for testing a "Park Board"
    i was apprehensive about sliding Sat morning

    boot deepish fresh snow on a shorter (154) centred stance park board

    too my surprise the 154 handled the fresh quite well

    was a heap of fun to play around on, felt very responsive on the groomers 1st up - nice smooth carving feel, felt a bit loose on the chopsuey later in the day

    heaps of pop in the board and felt good to launch once you found the sweet spot

    was playing around on a box most of sunday due to sticky snow and seemed nice enough - not a jibber by any standard

    it was very nice to have the shorter board underfoot, alot easier to twist and turn around, felt light and flexy - Heaps of Fun

    now i have to learn how to load the tip and tail more

    390 Bindings
    Still getting these sorted
    i believe i need more front foot angle (about 15 atm)

    toe cap is a nice feeling - no toe pain at all - a little instep pain - prob don't need to crank them as tight as i was

    very responsive toe to heel side action, seemed forgiving on landings .....

    i had these on my 159 last weekend and was getting heaps of grief, felt like i was riding on the ball of my foot (too much forward angulation and too wide a stance i think), none of that this weekend

    i think i need to increase front foot angle and increase the stance 1 set of holes wider

    sorry about the wordy post

    [size="1"][ 21.07.2008, 10:30 AM: Message edited by: Caboose ][/size]
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    Thanks for the review. I'm getting some Rome 390's to pair up with a Skate Banana, my C60's were way too stiff to even consider putting them onto a freestyle board.

    Hows the flex and response of the 390's?

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    response seemed good (my first time riding with toe caps)

    felt very secure and nimble, flexible enough and forgiving on landings (small jumps)
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    The 390's rock ,so easy to adjust , nice flex profile and the cap or toe strap is great.

    Now is it me or do you need to rotate your highbacks a little ?

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    it says they can be, but i can't tell how?

    is it unscrew and reposition or is there some adjustment that i have missed?
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    and what direction do you suggest ecky and by how much?
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    ahh google is my friend

    Highback Rotation
    Through two highback mounting holes and three heel hoop mounting positions, Rome highbacks rotate in 12 degrees to the outside and 12 degrees to the inside. This is a critical customization technology that allows riders to target support and power according to their individual style. Most bindings donít have it.
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    You just need to rotate them so the highback runs parallel ( or as close as possible )to the heelside edge of the board.From memory you will need to adjust the phillips screws where the highbacks attach to the baseplate , exact details should be in the instruction manual.

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    hmmm instruction manual ......
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    Cool ,two finger typist. Takes me awhile to belt out anything useful.

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    Originally posted by Caboose:
    hmmm instruction manual ......
    If you have binned it I may have mine at home ( 07 model ) but same principal.

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    no not binned, don't think there was on

    i'm pretty mechanically minded

    so parallel to heel edge
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    If you don't play with your angles ( by a massive margin )you can set it and it will work a few extra degrees either way.

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    highbacks have been rotated

    heel cup has been adjusted

    front foot angle has been increased a bit and

    stance has been increased a bit

    this is all new to me, my earliest ratchets were 1 position bindings and the last couple of flows are pretty much set and forget

    [size="1"][ 22.07.2008, 08:50 AM: Message edited by: Caboose ][/size]
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    Cabby a lot of information on setting up your board bindings is on my website, including rotating the high backs, stance, setback etc.

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    ohhh ok Paulo, i'll check it out

    have it sorted atm

    will have to see if my stance width is ok
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    new gear in action here

    Clicky
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