158 cm Vitamin Water Snowboard for Utah?

Good afternoon there guys! I'm new to snowboarding and managed to pick up one of those Vitamin Water 158 cm snowboards for a really good price. I just wanted to make sure that it's a good board to use here in Utah for awhile until a get more experienced atleast. It appears to have metal in the edges (if that means anything). I also got some size 12 Burton Tribute boots that I can't seem to get centered on the bindings. My toes hang off a little bit, my heels don't, and I've adjusted the binding plate as far as it will go. I also ducked out my stance.

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4 months ago #2
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See if the back part of the binding can be adjusted. I'm not referring to the high back. The high back rises toward your calf muscle.

The part of the binding that wraps around the back of the foot above the heel, on many bindings can be adjusted. If yours can be slid out away from the toes, this will bring your heels back further.

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4 months ago #3
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I popped out the white pieces that cover the adjustment screws without any luck. Do you have any other suggestions? Will the amount of overhang I have be okay for riding as is now? I tried mounting my bindings to the farthest spaced out holes, but the stance felt weird. So I just left them in the center mounting holes.

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4 months ago #4
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If your base plate is a one piece construction with the piece that wraps around just above the heel, you look to have run out of normal options. Extreme ducking, or very biased forward set bindings may reduce overhang. Not sure if those are competent options.

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3 months ago #5
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It looks like the bindings have half inch risers in them. Does this board look like it will be a good beginner - intermediate to keep for atleast a couple of seasons?

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3 months ago #6
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At minimum, you have bindings issues. Without being able to adjust the bindings for heel and toe overhang, pretty much futile.

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3 months ago #7
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What kind of bindings should I look for as replacements?

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Putting the boots on the board where the bindings will go can give a very good idea of what your heel and toe overhang situation will be. Some people prefer zero overhang.

If the front binding strap goes over the toes,
I think zero overhang is much safer for more aggressive riders.
I don't use the popular over the toes binding straps over my toes as they grab the snow to much during aggressive riding.

The illustration might show maximum overhang,
especially without a front binding strap that goes over the toes.

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