Originally Posted by poutanen
Not sure if I'm allowed to link to another forum on here... I'll post this link as it's really not a competing forum to this one. heelside chatter
The board I'm riding is the Virus Avalanche FLP AFT 160
. The effective edge is over 140 cm on it, vs 123 cm or so for the T7 so it REALLY rails. Not as hard as a hardbooter but leaps and bounds over a traditional shaped freeride board.
Not touching the snow meant that I was loading the board enough to actually catch a bit of air when transitioning from edge to edge. I used to do it on the old board too, yesterday was the first time I've really got into it carving turn after turn on the new board.
I just clicked your link to view your new board. Very beautiful. I did not know it's an alpine board just hearing the name of your board. So there was some misunderstanding on my part about your board. From my limited experience, I really have not come across an alpine boarder not using positive boot angles on both feet, let alone a gross duck stance. Maybe I have not observed enough. Again, don't exactly take my word for it, but it may be worth your while to consider the more standard alpine board boot angles, rather than keeping the change to an even later date. Cheers.
Do keep reporting back about your heelside chatters, even if they for some reason disappear altogether. At least I want to know what you did.