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Hey guys/girls

this past weekend, I have my bindings too close together and was obviously harder to control the boar cause of narrow stance.

Also, My front foot was 30 deg out, my rear was at 0.
One of the instructors are cypress mtn told me to widen my stance and to turn the rear out a little.

so I widened my stance, and moved the rear out a bit (5 deg)
and the board was so much easier to control.


Question:
How does angle affect the front foot ?
should I turn the rear binding out more as well for more control ?
suggestions ?

I have just started doing blue runs, finally out of the green zone and totally phyc'd.
am looking to replace my aeons old crappy Lamar with some ROME 390's.


thanks...
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Hey guys/girls

this past weekend, I have my bindings too close together and was obviously harder to control the boar cause of narrow stance.

Also, My front foot was 30 deg out, my rear was at 0.
One of the instructors are cypress mtn told me to widen my stance and to turn the rear out a little.

so I widened my stance, and moved the rear out a bit (5 deg)
and the board was so much easier to control.


Question:
How does angle affect the front foot ?
should I turn the rear binding out more as well for more control ?
suggestions ?

I have just started doing blue runs, finally out of the green zone and totally phyc'd.
am looking to replace my aeons old crappy Lamar with some ROME 390's.


thanks...
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30 degrees is pretty extreme for anyone much less someone starting out. A good stance to start out with is about 15/-9. Your stance width will depend mostly on your height. I'm 5' 10" and my bindings are 21.5" apart (center to center).
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a good way to figure out your stance is to get into a "sport stance" kind like if you were a goalie in soccer, or a baseball player catching a ground ball. Then once in that stance, take a tape measure and go from the middle of foot to middle of foot. Then translate that width to middle of binding to middle of binding. Once you have the width set, you can play with your angle.

A good angle to start with is -9 on the back and 12 or 15 on the front. Take a screwdriver to the mountain with you so you can change up your angle on the slopes and take a few runs and see what works best.
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