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Old 01-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
PowderMonkey
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I know for sure I don't like duck because it strains/is uncomfortable for my mcl(no prior injury) on my back leg. It's totally dependent on the physiology of the individual. I'm ok when totally square to the board, but if I look down the mountain with a little shoulder/hip rotation, forget it. My toes don't naturally point out when I turn my body/rotate my shoulders in a snowboarding position. I can do squats ok in a slight duck stance, but that's because my entire body is facing completely forward with no rotation.

My boot size is 12(using burton 13). I have a wide board with a little overhang of toe and heel(much less than my rental board regular width). Is that a big deal to have a little overhang? My board is 262 mm wide. Can you still ride switch once in a while when +15/+3? My board is a directional twin. Just makes it harder to ride switch right? Not impossible?

Last time I was out, I used 0/0 on a rental board so I could practice going both ways(3rd time out and wanted to figure out for sure that I was goofy foot). I was linking turns both ways, but better for sure goofy. Why do people recommend against a straight stance? I'm thinking it just feels more natural to have some angle because you don't have to turn your body as much when going down the mountain?

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