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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Not for public---- PS-- Bindings should work no matter what the riding conditions or rider posture. FWIW I bombed all of the front side today from 9:30 -3:00 without snapping a highback.

You wanna attack my bombing claims now? Go for it! Today was so awesome I could give a shit.

The Unions held for another day of intense riding...... that's the only update on the subject at hand.

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Hi PDX and Snowolf,

I ride like you (PDX) and often times require stiffer bindings to torque flex the board. I don't know the mechanics that you (PDX) use but the way I learned to Torque the board is: bend my knees, then initiate the turn by pointing my hips in the direction I want to go. I'm not flailing my arms but twist my upper body a little when I turn my hips. Then I go on edge.

I'm not a pro, an instructor or even an expert and sometimes twist my shoulders to much. Yeah, I've got to work on my leg and core strength and do some yoga (trunk twist).

Snowolf, what I do (and maybe PDX does) is hold or exaggerate the torsional flex to much as that puts more stress on the highbacks than just going on edge. Yes, I do longer wider turns instead of quick turns.

Hope this helps - Nito
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Thanks for the reply Snowolf.

Yes, you are right, I do have a tendency to oversteer. That's why I take wider turns and plan my turns in advance. Which is a problem in the crowded Northeast Ice Coast resorts.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to book mark this page and revisit this next season.

Edit, Just reread your instruction and remember my early days. I guess I learned my bad habits due to my old Freeride board, a 157 Nitro Storm from 97. Back then, I actually learned to point with my knees but had trouble initiating turns on my Nitro until I learned to turn my hips.

Thanks again Nito

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Hey All -

Here's an update. I talked with Union last week and they are sending me a set 13/14 Chargers to replace my defective 12/13 Chargers.

100% satisfied so far with their customer service. Snow on the mountain. .... can't wait to get out there and ride again.
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Hey All -

Here's an update. I talked with Union last week and they are sending me a set 13/14 Chargers to replace my defective 12/13 Chargers.

100% satisfied so far with their customer service. Snow on the mountain. .... can't wait to get out there and ride again.
Good to hear! Just gotta pair of of 13/14's and was a little nervous about the durability of the carbon highback, but this makes me a little less nervous.
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