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Old 10-12-2012, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Critique my newb setup?...

K2 raygun 159 w/K2 formula bindings

Went with recommended stance width/binding position then slid the bindings as close together as they would go in those holes. The full width put a little odd pressure on my knees. This gives me about a 1" setback stance maybe 20-20.25 wide if I measure at the centerline of the boots over the ankle. Not sure how you are supposed to measure stance width?

I centered up my straps, but left them in the same position (didn't "re-pin?" the ends or anything).

I used the "offset?" mounting disks to set the bindings back toward the heel as much as possible and fully extended the gas pedals. My us10 Salomon still overhangs quite a bit (over 1") but it looks pretty centered eyeballing down the board with the boots strapped in.

Went +15/-9 as it was comfortable and I figured easier for learning than full on duck?

Rotated my highbacks to align with the egdes (roughly) and set a 15 degree forward lean. The forward lean makes it comfy to stand in a good stance with bent ankles, knees, and hips. I can still stand up straight, but it feels awkward and my hips are pretty far foward. Also, the lean makes it feel pretty equal to engage both the toe and the heel in terms of effort. The adjustment goes from 0-25 degrees and at 0 it was more difficult to rock up on my heel edge. In fact, I fell on my ass in the living room trying because my ass was out so far trying to sit back and I wasn't holding on to anything.

OK, let the flames (I mean critiques) fly.

Thanks!

OD

PS: I tinkered with this shit for over 2 hours. I think the wife is convinced I'm insane...
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