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Old 10-23-2011, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems like canting is a good way to go. Especially if you have a wider stance.
I am 6ft tall and mostly ride a 158 with a standard stance (both bindings in the centered position or both with the same setback).
To be honest I have never felt my knees to be stressed (maybe my height reduces the stress a little).
My 2011 cartel bindings don't have canting and are tip top so I don't want to buy new shit for the sake of it.

I love to DIY stuff rather than buy new stuff when possible. Call me a cheapskate thats cool with me.

I recently DIY'd a camber Volkl board of mine, I gave it a low rise tip for extra float (so far no loss of rocker or sign of damage but yet to ride it).

Seems like it would be easy to add a little rubber strip or something to the base plate (under the foot bed) thus achieving a little canting.

Anyone done this?

Any thoughts on it?

I like new technology, but sometimes its tiring that they release a little something each year to temp us to buy the new model. If it can be done DIY why not?
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ride the widest stance on my board, and it feels really uncomfortable the first few runs and every time I strap in so I'm looking forward to getting my Mob bindings with canting.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Damn, the widest stance on the board. What are the benefits of that? sounds like a pain.
Sure I can see why you would want canting.
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It sure can be, but I just ride a lot of park and i feel like you can have a better sense of your board. You can really tell where the board is without looking at it because your feet are so close to the tip and tail that you can sense where it is. Idk it's kind of hard to explain. The other part. I just think it looks weird to me the closer your feet are together. I'm not buying into the stupid bandanna, pants on the ground, tall tee style. I am just really anal about my stance. I think with my new board though I might go one in. I'm starting to realize it looks even dumber having them that far apart.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For me its just about comfort and my style of riding.
I don't hit the park, I mostly freeride the slackcountry. Lots of pow here in Japan. For that and my height 22.5 inches seems to work great (the regular stance width on my boards). I ride a very long distance each day, so I wouldn't want it any wider.

Still I might experiment with a little wider stance for some more freestlye runs while the snow is building up in the slackcountry.

Anyone any thoughts on DIY canting?

What degree of cant in used in canted footbeds?

I figure a strip of hard rubber on the outside edge of my footbeds (underside) should work nicely. Shouldn't stop my inetraction with the board and I can always remove it if needed.
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I did it with duct tape on a set. It works well enough. Go to a shop and ask if you can snag the foam that gets shipped in Ride or K2 bindings. Its maybe 2-3mm thick and cuts easy. Should make for easy DIY.
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If you were to make your own DIY cantbet I would buy some anti-fatigue membrane(I think Lowe's sells it). It has a soft rubbery feel to it and is thick so you can cut away at it and make it one solid piece.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As far as I can see I need something that I can easily cut to shape and is maybe 3-4 millimeters thick.
It needs to be firm enough that it won't hinder pressure transfer from my foot to the board. Also light is a bonus. I have a friend in a board shop here so perhaps he can hook me up with something appropriate.

Thanks all. Will let you know how it goes.

Anyone else going to try the DIY cant?
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I think DIY would be the way to go with this, reverse -ble . Add some kind of plastic riser, layers of duct tape, or similar?
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Years ago built 20mm risers for my daughter, the plates were the exact footprint of the bindings so that it didn't effect the flex of the board...like the old palmer plates do. They were made out of high densinty plastic ...like plastic cutting board material...its really easy to shape and drill with standard wood working tools, also used thick rubber intertube like rubber sheets for dampening. The high density plastic is pretty bomb proof and it would be easy to do a thin riser that is canted. However you got to get the screw lenght figured out. If you want, I'll try to post some pics later.
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