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Old 01-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have some k2 Autos that have the on the fly forward lean adjustment like many other bindings do, and I noticed that when it comes to jumps, when I add a little extra forward lean it helps. For some reason even if I feel I'm overtop of my board, my weight tends to shift heel side and I end up on my ass.

I'm assuming most jibbing is done with little to no forward lean/jumps slightly more/pipe decent amount of forward lean. Am i right here?

I know (I think) my tendency to lean heel side on jumps isn't not my setup, because my bindings are centered between the heel and toe side, and my boots are centered not only on the binding, but also between the heel and toe side of my board. I try to set everything up as perfect as possible.

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I haven't ridden park yet, but my rides are at 18. Which I guess means 18
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centering your bindings or choosing setback between the tip and tail is preference, what is perfect for you might not be for another rider, it depends on what your doing and again, rider preference

everyone should have centered bindings toe to heel and centered boots on those bindings, in that respect there is a perfect setup

i ride everything, with rome 390's, no forward lean

qsilvr99 im not sure about that 18, mine is only notches, i havent seen a degree for forward lean, only binding angle
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no forward lean. Not sure how adding forward lean will help you if you have a tendency to lean back anyways, that should just make the problem worse
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I use a little forward lean. It keeps me nice and low at the end of the day when I'm fatigued and want to get lazy.
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On my Romes I run 1 click on the front foot and 2 clicks on the back foot.
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centering your bindings or choosing setback between the tip and tail is preference, what is perfect for you might not be for another rider, it depends on what your doing and again, rider preference

everyone should have centered bindings toe to heel and centered boots on those bindings, in that respect there is a perfect setup

i ride everything, with rome 390's, no forward lean

qsilvr99 im not sure about that 18, mine is only notches, i havent seen a degree for forward lean, only binding angle
Yeah that's exactly what I was talkin' about. Just the centering between the heel and toe. The rest is preference, of course.

So no forward lean huh? Interesting. Are you a regular footed rider (just curious)? Maybe my center of gravity is retarded. Adding forward lean keeps me from leaning heel side on a jump.
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no forward lean. Not sure how adding forward lean will help you if you have a tendency to lean back anyways, that should just make the problem worse
It seems to make me land more flat. *shrugs*
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It's cool to see how everyone rides. It's amazing how many different stance options there are. Also, who else angles their high back to be relatively parallel with the heel edge of their board? I have my K2 autos set up like that on my Goliath. My flows don't do that so they're just in line with the binding on my Sub Pop. I can't decide which I like better, but I guess the idea is having your high back more parallel with your heel edge gives better response.
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On my Romes I run 1 click on the front foot and 2 clicks on the back foot.
Is there a reason for this or just preference? I am wondering why you choose more forward lean on the back, I figured you would want your front foot to be the more responsive one.
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