Today’s reader question:
Are your snowboard pants legs meant to go over or under your snowboard bindings straps?
This question cracks me up because I wondered the exact same thing when I first started snowboarding many seasons ago.
It’s one of those things where your head says, “There’s no way this makes any difference… but maybe I’m wrong.”
You know those times when you have a question that you’re pretty sure is a stupid question, but you still aren’t sure? I guarantee that there are other people out there who have wondered the same thing, so don’t be afraid to ask.
To answer your question, either. It doesn’t matter one way or another. Personally, I ride with my pants under my bindings straps, but not so baggy that they are underneath my boots.
Over or under, both are perfectly fine and as long as it isn’t restricting your movement. Also make sure you aren’t getting zippers and buttons stuck under your boot (that can cause pressure spots).
I know some people may swear that one way works better than another, but trust me, it makes no difference. I’ve ridden with pants legs under, pants legs over, pants legs under the straps but above the highback, pants legs over the straps but not over the highback… it’s all the same.
The only time I’ve ever noticed any difference is when I got a button or zipper on the pants legs caught in an awkward position and it pushed into my boot causing pressure spots.
Hope that answers your question.
Remember, there are no stupid questions. It’s better to ask a dumb sounding question and learn the answer than it is to just guess your way through everything.