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View Poll Results: Do you adjust your highback to be parallel with the edge of your board?
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Highback/Heelcup Lateral Adjustment?

Do you use it? Does it help? On one hand, the idea of adjusting the highback/heelcup so that it is parallel with the edge of the board (if you ride with angled stances) logically seems to make sense. On a heelside turn, you would have better energy transfer when applying said energy directly at (perpendicular to) the board's edge as if your stance were 0/0. On the other hand, if your bindings are at an angle, wouldn't your energy still be directed into the highback at an angle (relative to the edge of the board) even if the highback was rotated to be parallel? Also, would there be less contact between the boot and the highback (especially with extreme stance angles) and thus reduced energy transfer from body to binding? Does anything I'm saying make any sense at all?

I'm obviously not a physics major or binding expert, and obviously there's a reason that every binding company (I think) offers this type of adjustment. I would imagine the difference is mostly negligable, and I've always been more of the type to just strap in and ride (until I discovered this forum that is)...just bored curiousity I guess . Anyone have an opinion on this?

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I somehow missed this one in my search http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...highbacks.html

I also double posted this thread whithout the poll and can't figure out how to delete it. FAIL!

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i always do. if i dont, my highback starts to dig into my calf and it hurts towards the end of the day.
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I do for the same reason as above. Its more comfortable and makes me feel like I have better contact with the binding. Performance wise, it really doesn't make any noticible difference for me. Maybe if I freerode more or hit the double blacks, I'd notice something.

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