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Old 01-02-2010, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
gio28
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Default My Stance and Feet Going Numb

I have two questions, both involving my bindings.

First, is that after riding for a while my feet go kinda numb and hurt to the point where I have to unstrap for a few minutes. This happens in my toes and arch of my foot. Im pretty sure this isn't cause of my boots because i can tighten them super tight and walk around in them for hours with no pain. I loosened my bindings straps a little but then I felt like I was loosing control. I dont know how to fix this.

Second, I cant get my stance dialed in...in terms of the angle of my bindings. My feet naturally point outwards no matter what im doing. I tried forward stance for a few minutes and i was already in pain. Duck seems right for me but last time I was on the mountain it irritated me to where my back foot went beyond -30 and my front was about 21-30 (i cant remember exactly) in order to be comfortable. This made it very hard for me to carve except on the bunny slopes. And after a while the sides of my feet were in pain...so im kinda lost on what i should do.

When i got home i adjusted my stance closer together...to 19" since im around 5'6", and i also tried a mirror duck stance of 18/-18. Hopefully this will help.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on what I should be doing to help fix this? Thanks.
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