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Originally Posted by Baileygunns View Post
Try 15/15 for binding angles... Get rid of the negative on your rear binding. It's going to put your hips in the right position and help with angulation. It also keeps you from rotation your knee and putting stress on it. Your trailing knee will thank you!

Seriously? I would stand like a knock-kneed pigeon on the board. Then I would blow a knee or ankle for sure.

With a duck stance (properly done), the hips are rotated forward very, very little (not more more than the front binding angle), so there is not much additional stress on the back knee. (Of course, there are plenty of pseudo-ducks who ride like they had a forward stance.)

It will feel funny at first but you'll be dragging hip in no time...
I'm not going to drag my hip, I'm dragging my butt (or knees).

i know you're asking about carving with a duck stance. i don't think i know anyone that does. or at least not all the time, maybe part of a run but not really carving... if anything try 0 on your back to start off?
I don't have problems carving duck per se. But my very stiff symmetrical hybrid-board rides like an expert-only board (that's why the 'taming the beast') and is FAR more difficult to ride than my mid-flex camber board, that is directional, has taper, a variable sidecut and maybe 1/5 the torsional stiffness. The camber board also maxes out at a 62cm stance.

I really want to make carving with the symmetrical wide duck stance work, since I can ride WAY more aggressively in chop and maybe one of these days, my switch-riding won't suck.

Anyway, like I mentioned in my previous post, I think I found the major issue holding me back.
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