How to Mount Salomon Bindings

How to Mount Salomon Bindings
Salomon is a gear manufacturer that offers a full range of snowboard bindings classified into two groups as of 2010: Authentic and Relay. Authentic bindings feature traditional binding construction while Relay bindings include a soft heel loop and tension wire to provide a comfortable, reactive feel. Binding models include the Relay Pro Select, Caliber and Code. Mounting Salomon bindings is an easy process that requires nothing more than a screwdriver and your snowboard boots.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • #3 Phillips head screwdriver
  • Snowboard boots
Step 1
Choose which foot will be in front when you ride. If you're not sure what foot you want in front, stand upright with both feet together. Have someone give you a gentle push from behind and pay attention to the foot that you land on when falling forward. This foot should be in front. Left foot forward is called a regular stance and right foot forward is called goofy.
Step 2
Designate a stance width. The width should be equal to shoulder width or slightly wider. The stance width you choose should allow you both control and comfort on the mountain. You can also opt to use the center mounting inserts on the board and adjust the width later as you determine what's comfortable.
Step 3
Grab both Salomon bindings and distinguish the right from the left. The bindings will feature a curve in the shape of the boot/foot.
Step 4
Adjust the toe straps so that they are in the position you want them. Some Salomon bindings feature adjustable toe straps that can be fitted forward or backward. Make this adjustment before mounting the bindings.
Step 5
Center the bindings on the snowboard and place them over the mounting inserts that you plan to use, according to your stance width (stance width should be from the center of right to center of left binding).
Step 6
Using the mounting disc with the mounting holes perpendicular to the board's edge, angle the bindings to the stance that you'd like. You'll see degree markings indicating the angle. Angles are a matter of preference. A good place to start would be to angle front binding forward at 15 to 20 degrees and the rear binding forward at 0 to 5 degrees. Alternately, use a duck stance in which the front binding is angled forward at 15 degrees and the back binding is angled backward at 6 degrees. Choose one stance to start with and you can adjust it later if it is uncomfortable.
Step 7
Place your boot in each binding and move the bindings forward or back between the edges to center the boot on the board. This will determine which set of screw holes on the disc you use to mount the bindings.
Step 8
Carefully align each mounting hole on the binding's disc with the inserts on the board. Insert one screw through its washer and straight down through the binding disc into the board. Screw it a few turns but not all the way.
Step 9
Insert a screw and washer into the mounting hole diagonal to the first hole that you used. Lightly screw it in. Repeat for the remaining two screws.
Step 10
Tighten down the first screw, then the one diagonal to it and then the other two screws. Tighten as much as you can.
Step 11
Mount the second binding as you did the first.
Step 12
Put Salomon's foot bed onto each binding. Many Salomon bindings come with padded foot beds that are installed onto the base of the binding. Slide the foot bed onto the base and push it down to secure it.

Tips & Warnings

 
Set the bindings back toward the tail for powder riding.

Article Written By Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.