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Old 10-07-2011, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting a new setup this year. I have never been able to get comfortable with my binding settings, always feels awkward.

How do you determine waht to use. What impact does this have in your riding. I ride goofy and hit up the whole mountain and spend about half my time in the park too if it matters.
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Someone please correct me if they feel I'm wrong, but my view is that there really aren't any guidelines or set rules you need to follow. There are suggestions sure, like having the back foot at a negative angle for riding switch/fakie in park, or having it at zero with the front at higher angles, etc.

It really comes down to experimenting to what feels the most comfortable for the style of riding you most commonly do.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess I was just generally looking for a starting point where I can experiment from.
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I am still somewhat beginner at park and early intermediate in general riding. I like to spend most of my time trying park so I put my front at +12 and my back at -9 with a +1.5 from reference front and back. May experiment with it some this year since I'll finally be spending a full winter boarding now that I moved to SLC. Used to just take vacations for a few days once or twice a year.

Maybe a decent starting point for half/half park and riding do a smaller negative angle on the back? Maybe around +9-+12 on front and drop to back to like a -6 or something.
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Like I said, I'm still pretty new at boarding compared to most of the ppl on this forum, so if someone else pitches in with some advice and it sounds better.... it probably is......
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if you ride or want to learn how to ride switch its always a good idea to go slightly duck, i personally ride switch just as often as i ride goofy so i have my angles set at 15/-15 that way its completely the same when riding either way. if you want to start with something more mellow you could do 15 on the front and -12 on the back or even 12/-12. i wouldnt go much lower then that but you could always try it for a couple runs if you want.
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I think this is correct anglez
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I'm getting a new setup this year. I have never been able to get comfortable with my binding settings, always feels awkward.

How do you determine waht to use. What impact does this have in your riding. I ride goofy and hit up the whole mountain and spend about half my time in the park too if it matters.

depends on what you ride: +21 +18 for me if its a groomer day and I want to carve fast. +12 +6 if it's a powder day and I want to ride a lot and be comfy. +12 -6 for anything else.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea I ride a +18 and -15 I like my front just a little more angled then my back. Never had a problem with this even when riding switch, but like snowolf says just try a bunch till it works. In the beginning when I started out I was changing my angle all the time till I felt like it was natural to me.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It really is just a matter of preference. Even a slight change in angles makes a huge difference. I also ride goofy and when I first started riding, I rode with 15/-6. But as I got better, I knew I wanted to be able to do a few more laps on the park and I wanted to do ride switch a bit more so I started pushing the angle of the back leg out more. Now I've settled with 15/-12 and I don't think i'll be making any adjustments anytime soon.
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