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Old 12-09-2010, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello guys,

recently i bought the 2011 ride machete and 2011 rome targa, and they put in the store unmatch stance with the 2 bindings,

is it ok to ride with the right (forward) binding, it turns a bit right, and the left is straight on?
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that's fine. If you ride it a little and decide you don't like it, the beauty is that you can just unscrew the baseplate and change the angle of either (or both) bindings to something more comfortable.
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That's a pretty standard "newbie" stance. As said above if it bothers you, bindings are completely adjustable with just a screwdriver.
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how can i determine what is the best stance for me?
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trial & error.
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For me I threw my board down on the carpet and jumped on it where I thought I would feel comfortable. I bent my knees and just used this as a starting point for stance width and then matched the angles to my feet as best as I could. That's how I started, then I rode on it and determined whether or not I should try to change things. Trial and error.
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trial & error.

not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
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Just get a little multi tool that you can put in your coat and adjust them as needed. When I first started out with my own board I put the bindings on at 30/15. It felt terrible so after the first run, I had to borrow a tool and switch to 15/-15. Feels perfect now.
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not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
There's no such thing as perfect. You can find guys who have been riding for 20 years but still tinker with their binding angles occasionally.

It doesn't matter how many or how few days of riding you have, trial and error is the only option. But all that really means is testing. Take a run or two with a particular configuration, and if you think it felt a little awkward, just change it -- right there on the hill. What's so complicated about that?

I agree with the approach of starting by just standing on the board at home and seeing how your feet and legs feel most comfortable, and stable. Chances are, unless you have very specialized riding needs, your final stance will be pretty close to what feels good to begin with.
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not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
Only you will know what "perfect" is, no one else can tell you. How do you know when your stance is perfect? You ride and adjust until you think its so.........

If your only riding that many days a year just set it up so its comfortable and forget about it, enjoy your few days of being on the board instead of thinking about whether your stance angles are "perfect".

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