Bindings and their adjustment for soft carving Bindings play a very important role in soft carving. They should transfer the load on the edge correctly, be comfortable, lightweight, practical and maintainable.
These choice criteria are arranged top-down according to their importance. However ideal bindings don’t exist. And if they do exist, these are very expensive. So if you like some model and it fit you in size/price/color/availability in shop and it matches at least two or three criteria from the list then don’t hesitate to buy it. For instance, plastic bases of some manufacturers are solid enough to feel confidently in such bindings and besides they are substantially lighter than aluminum ones.
When buying new bindings be sure to pay attention to the possibility of their adjustment. Unfortunately, some companies produce bindings inappropriate for tuning and repair.
It is important to adjust the bindings correctly – you should feel comfortable in them and at the same time they should work as efficiently as possible: