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Old 12-21-2010, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will a Highback adjustment affect turning?

I just went snowboarding for m first time this past sunday using my own board. I used to go all the time. Then last season I went a few times and decided that this year I will get a board and go allot. So I got a board and amongst a few huge differences between normal equipment and rental equipment I found that I wasn't really able to just ride in a straight line. Meaning that I was always turning toe side for some reason so I was always going heel side to keep going staright when I needed too. I am using Flow flight 2 bindings and i really like them. I was in and out of them in a second! Most of the time I didn't even have to sit in the anow to get in I did just bent down and locked in. I didn't do any adjustments to the highbacks at all though. I was wondering if adjusting highbacks affects turning or anything else? Meaning maybe it's just pushing my legs too forward?

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should rotate your highback's so they are parallel to the heel edge of your board. However i don't see how doing so would help your issue with not being able to ride in a straight line. It could be a technique, setup or just equipment issue and without any more info besides it turns toeside we can't really help you out.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a sapient pnb2 board 166cm, with flow flight 2 bindings. Is there any other info that will help? I guess my question isn't really weather or not the highback is causing the problem as much as what do highback adjustments do? What type of adjustments are made for what type of ride. Once I know that i'll know if it's a gettimg used to gear issue or not. Or if it's an adjustment,


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Old 12-22-2010, 09:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sound to me like your balance is not in the middle of the board. This means you are standing to far toward the toe side.

More highback means more direct heel side response. The more, the faster the response. If you stand up straight from the riding position you will instatly pressurize the rear edge that way. If they are 0 then you would be able to stand up straight without putting pressure on the heel side edge.
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