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Old 04-18-2010, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A duck in the backcountry?

hi,

i'm experimenting with the setup (at home, on the carpet, as the snow is now long gone). today I just switched my stance from positive/neutral (+18,0) to duck (+18, -9). i am curious to know about other people's opinions and experience on using duck stance on different kinds of backcountry terrain (steeps, chutes, powder, ice, crud, etc.) does anyone out there do it and should I expect to make big changes to my riding in the backcountry if I change to duck?

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I ride +- 15. Chutes, cliffs, trees, whatever.

In the trees it gives you the advantage of being able to crouch down low to get under branches and that sort of thing. Much easier to do. For most everything else it's just fine. No better or worse than other stances.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I ride +- 15. Chutes, cliffs, trees, whatever.

In the trees it gives you the advantage of being able to crouch down low to get under branches and that sort of thing. Much easier to do. For most everything else it's just fine. No better or worse than other stances.

dude, that's music to my ears.
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I run +28/+15 on my split for shits and giggles.

Its a Never summer Titan with bent metal step ins and salomon malumutes.

For my other 3 setups, its ducked 15/-15

Edit: I am 6'5

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I ride +- 15. Chutes, cliffs, trees, whatever.

In the trees it gives you the advantage of being able to crouch down low to get under branches and that sort of thing. Much easier to do.
I haven't gotten a lot of opportunities for backcountry, but being a taller rider (6'1") for this.

It's all fun and games until you get a branch in your eye.
Or a tilted trunk across your torso. :/
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My setup is a 18, -6. Ride's like a dream.
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