Once your package arrives it will look similar to the image below. There will be a board, two bindings and a pair of boots.
Determine the board direction. Most boards have graphics that make it pretty easy to determine the direction. Like the photo of the board below, use the graphic to help you establish what is the tip and what is the tail of the board. Usually the make, model, or size of the board appears on the topsheet. When the text is right side up the nose of the board will be pointing in the air.
Lay the board down on the floor or a table. Open up the binding box. Make sure there are two bindings, two mounting disks, and hardware. Note: The disks and hardware are usually in a separate bag within the box. In the package box, the bindings may be separated by a piece of cardboard to protect the board in transit. Pull the cardboard piece out to check for the bindings and possibly mounting hardware.
Determine your stance goofy or regular? Goofy stance is when the riders right foot is forward and regular stance is when the riders' left foot is forward on the board. If you skateboard, wakeboard, or slalom water-ski you will keep the same stance. If you haven’t participated in any of these sports and are still unsure if you’re goofy or regular, very quickly without thinking about it too much stand up and get ready to run a race. On your mark, get set, go! How did you get set? Was your right or left foot back? If your right was back mount up your snowboard regular. If your left foot was back mount up goofy.
Set the bindings on the board over the pre-drilled inserts. Here we want to determine the stance width (the distance between each binding). As a general rule, if you don't already know your stance width, you should have the bindings mounted slightly wider than shoulder width. Stand behind your board and move the bindings to accommodate your stance.
Check the bindings relation to your edges. Look down the nose of the board and make sure the bindings are centered from edge to edge. This will provide the best ride.
Determine binding angles and mount your bindings. If you don't already know what degrees you like to run on your bindings use ours. Go 15-20 degrees on your front foot and 5-10 degrees duck on your back foot. You can set the angle by using the numbers on the disks. If the arrow on the bindings is pointing to 15 your binding is at a 15 degree angle. The bindings will be pointing out sort of duck footed...if they are pointing towards each other you angled them the wrong way.
Once you have the bindings at the right width from each other and the right degree you just need to mount them to the board. Take out the hardware packet that came with the bindings. Easy hulk, you want the screws tight but don't over do it. It's very important to check these screws before every time you go riding because the can loosen between sessions.
Once you've got your bindings mounted to your deck take a minute to step into the bindings (with or without your boots on) to make sure your stance feels comfortable and natural.
Adjust your binding straps to properly fit your boots. You want your toe and ankle straps to be as close to centered on your boot as possible.