How to Adjust Spring Tension for Salomon Classic Sport Bindings

How to Adjust Spring Tension for Salomon Classic Sport Bindings
Salomon Classic Sport Bindings are designed for free ride snowboarding and are available in small, medium and large sizes. Female and male riders use the bindings for park riding, all mountain riding and jumping. Adjusting the spring tension in the binding gives a stiffer boot to board tension, providing more precise turns and control in the steeps. Adjusting the spring tension is a straight forward affair.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Flat Surface

Step 1
Place the snowboard with attached Salomon Classic Sport Bindings on the flat surface or work bench. Locate the screw setting on the outer side of the toe strap attachment and binding. Loosen the screw turning to the left until there is very little tension in the screw. Repeat the process on the back/heal binding.
Step 2
Open the strap attachments and place your snowboard boots into the bindings. Attach the straps and ratchet the boots until the strap is firm with no slack.
Step 3
Turn the screw on the front toe binding to the right until there is tension in the screw. Turn until the boot canting is adjusted to your preference.
Step 4
Turn the heal/back binding to the right until you feel tension on the screw. Turn to the right until the boots canting is at your ride preference. Remove both boots and put on boots.
Step 5
Step into the bindings with your boots on and attach straps. Feel if the canting adjustment is to your liking, and if so, step out of the bindings. Test the settings on an easy or bunny slope before hitting the park or jumping.

Tips & Warnings

Mark the screw and the outer shell of the binding with a hash mark so you know how to set the binding again in the future.
Do not ride the park or steeps until you test the adjustments on an easier slope.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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