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johnnyytruong 01-21-2011 11:22 PM

Stances angles for all mountain?
 
im mostly an all mountain rider so i only ride one way most of the time but will ride switch if i feel like goofing around a bit. i currently have it at 15/-4. what other angles should i try?

Qball 01-21-2011 11:33 PM

Whatever is comfortable for you.

seanboobs 01-22-2011 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Qball (Post 362833)
Whatever is comfortable for you.


Agreed with Qball.

Otherwise for all mountain I, personally, use a 21/-12. It is a little bit more aggressive on both sides, but that is just what I like when I am bombing trails and fooling around on rollers. If you're looking for a new stance just get a screw driver and f*ck around for a while :thumbsup: it's what i've done for all of my stances:laugh:

outlyr 01-22-2011 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by johnnyytruong (Post 362832)
im mostly an all mountain rider so i only ride one way most of the time but will ride switch if i feel like goofing around a bit. i currently have it at 15/-4. what other angles should i try?

I'm not sure what I was thinking but I started the season on a new board with a directional stance of 18/6. I nearly destroyed my front hip/buttock and severly bruised my ego. I shifted around quite a bit and settled on 15/-15, eventhough I ride very little park, mostly groomers and jumps. I'll try 18/-15 next time out and see how that goes. If your front foot feels comfortable leave it at 15 for the time being. I suggest making some bold adjustments with your back foot, try -9,-12,-15 and see what feels right. Make sure that your boots remain centered, laterally and that your highbacks are parallel to heel edge whenever you change the angles. And keep in mind how your stance width might be effecting the ride.

Smitty 01-22-2011 08:42 AM

Shit, I ride 9/-9 for all mountain. I don't find extreme angles comfortable at all. I've been riding the same stance for a long time, I messed around with tons of different angles over the years. Landed on my current one and just prefer it. Most of my friends ride 15/-9 and 12/-12.

ecks 01-22-2011 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by outlyr (Post 362917)
I'm not sure what I was thinking but I started the season on a new board with a directional stance of 15/3. I nearly destroyed my front hip/buttock and severly bruised my ego. I shifted around quite a bit and settled on 15/-15, eventhough I ride very little park, mostly groomers and jumps. I'll try 18/-15 next time out and see how that goes. If your front foot feels comfortable leave it at 15 for the time being. I suggest making some bold adjustments with your back foot, try -9,-12,-15 and see what feels right. Make sure that your boots remain centered and that your highbacks are parallel to heel edge whenever you change the angles. And keep in mind how your stance width might be effecting the ride.

I started riding this season at 18/-15 and it's been surprisingly comfortable. Last week I switched back to 15/-12 and kept catching edges so I guess once you go 18/-15 it's going to be hard to go back, although I'm not complaining.

KIRKRIDER 01-24-2011 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by johnnyytruong (Post 362832)
im mostly an all mountain rider so i only ride one way most of the time but will ride switch if i feel like goofing around a bit. i currently have it at 15/-4. what other angles should i try?

Never felt comfortable on negaive angles. I ride +15 +6 on a powder day...+18 + 12 on a carving day. All mountain directional/setback board.

FirstChair 01-24-2011 05:29 PM

Your angles sound good for what your doing ...It's a matter of personal preference and comfort.
I tend to prefer very slightly ducked , or forward angles like Pawlo.. makes carving hard easier for me.
I also like the front foot to be no less than 18 deg.....again , something that works for me.YMMV

As far as setback goes, all of my boards have 25-30mm of set back designed in , and I don't change that.
I'm just not comfortable on a centered stance, I like the tail to be a bit shorter so I can really dig it in when I have to..but this is also just a personal preference.

outlyr 01-25-2011 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ecks (Post 362925)
I started riding this season at 18/-15 and it's been surprisingly comfortable. Last week I switched back to 15/-12 and kept catching edges so I guess once you go 18/-15 it's going to be hard to go back, although I'm not complaining.

1.5 to two inches of fresh pow made for near-epic conditions at Camelback today. Just kidding. I went with 18/-12 and a centered, 24" stance today. It was the best configuration yet, 18 in the front feels perfect and three degrees less in the back seemed to take some stress off my big toe and knee. I'll try it on my rocker next week and see how it goes.

outlyr 01-25-2011 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by pawlo (Post 363776)
Never felt comfortable on negaive angles. I ride +15 +6 on a powder day...+18 + 12 on a carving day. All mountain directional/setback board.

Do you hit jumps with those angles?


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