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Old 01-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sup guys, im having trouble with trying to get my settings right. i have a ride machete 155 with ride delta bindings.ive been messing with my angles and stance and i cant seem to find one thats correct. its currently at -12 +6. i can carve on my edge on my heel smoothly but whenever i try to go into a toe carve my front of my board tends to shoot to the right (i am normal not goofy) instead of going onto the actual toe edge to carve. and it doesnt feel very controlled. so basically im having a problem of getting my toe edge to dig into the snow it wants to just shoot and point towards the right more. any input on what settings i should be adjusting to fix this?
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are your bindings centered front to rear to keep your boots centered over your board? That's about the only setting I can think of that would potentially contribute to this issue. It's not an angle issue, that's for sure. Honestly, sounds to me like a technique issue.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sup guys, im having trouble with trying to get my settings right. i have a ride machete 155 with ride delta bindings.ive been messing with my angles and stance and i cant seem to find one thats correct. its currently at -12 +6. i can carve on my edge on my heel smoothly but whenever i try to go into a toe carve my front of my board tends to shoot to the right (i am normal not goofy) instead of going onto the actual toe edge to carve. and it doesnt feel very controlled. so basically im having a problem of getting my toe edge to dig into the snow it wants to just shoot and point towards the right more. any input on what settings i should be adjusting to fix this?
How experienced are you? Try shifting the rear binding to -3, just to see what happens. Are your boot tips hanging over the edge excessively? Are your highbacks in relative allignment with your heel edge?

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yea, they are centered. im not so sure as to if the bindings are completely even though from top to bottom on both bindings. its hard to get it even because the angles are different. it might be a small technique issue as well, but this is my 2nd year boarding and i have about 20 trips or so already. i am mostly a park rat though can do 180s 360s and attempted a backflip recently off a 8 ft kicker. im not the greatest snowboarder but i feel as though my technique cant be that wrong where as it would feel really imbalanced and extremely difficult to get the board on the toe edge. any suggestions then on technique where it would cause this problem?
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i recently changed my highbacks to be angled a lot inwards. they are relatively aligned with the heal edge to begin with though. even though the angle shoots the highbacks inwards a lot. im probably gonna put them back a little. i feel as though by changing the rear settings to negative i might have issues spinning 360s n such... my boot tips are hanging over my edge a little more than others...
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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maybe you need a bit more angle on your front binding, try +15
you wrote -12, but I assume you meant +12 correct? just makin' sure...

for the rear binding, most riders prefer a little negative (duck) angle, somewhere between -3 to -15. negative angles usually help in pre-tensioning your spin, and riding away from tricks fakie.

another thing I could imagine, is that your board needs a bit of de-tuning. See if the edges of your board might be a bit too sharp or have a weird burr on the widest points of your board's tip&tail, especially on that toe-edge on the nose. That could explain the slight digging in or railing feeling. If so, dull them down a little like 1-2 inches before the widest point and all around the nose&tail. You don't use these areas for gripping turns that much, so your ride will become smoother and also less catchy on take-offs and landings of tricks.

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ok yea i mightve had the angles backwards? it is in a duck stance for 12 and 6. whichever one is negative to make that happen. thanks for your help but i think your misunderstanding me somewhere. the problem im having is that its hard for me to get the edge to dig in the snow. instead my board shoots directionally to the right (the front of my board). its hard to get it on the actual edge to dig in to carve instead more like skidding.
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What size boot do you wear ?

Has this always been a problem? Or just on this board ?

Is this the board you leanred on? Did this happen on different decks?
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yea, they are centered. im not so sure as to if the bindings are completely even though from top to bottom on both bindings. its hard to get it even because the angles are different. it might be a small technique issue as well, but this is my 2nd year boarding and i have about 20 trips or so already. i am mostly a park rat though can do 180s 360s and attempted a backflip recently off a 8 ft kicker. im not the greatest snowboarder but i feel as though my technique cant be that wrong where as it would feel really imbalanced and extremely difficult to get the board on the toe edge. any suggestions then on technique where it would cause this problem?
Not saying this is the case with you, but there are plenty of park rat kids that can shred like a mofo in the park, but can't actually ride worth a shit.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Your board is too wide.
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