Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
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Forward lean makes the heel edge of your board respond much faster and it is less likely for your board to slip out from underneath you on ice, but it's harder to balance on boxes and rails, tires you out faster and hurts your calf muscles. So, if you're charging or it's icy, dial it in, if you're cruising or just jibbing, zero it out. If you're a beginner it helps to have your front binding with more lean then your back to encourage you to keep your weight on your front foot. Just do what feels right.
@Nars try flexing your ankle more when strapping in, shoving your heel into the heelcup further and do your ankle strap tighter. Is your boot built with any forward lean?
Binding tech dork out.