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Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am just wondering if I should set back my bindings since I will be going to mammoth from Saturday till Wednesday and it is looking like there will be some powder. This will be my first time riding real powder since I normally go to my local socal resorts so I have no experience with this. I have a rome reverb rocker with my bindings centered +15/-15. Is it worth setting back my bindings or is it not worth it?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on how deep the powder is and how much your nose will dive down if you leave it centered. The short answer is there is no harm in setting the bindings back and in theory it helps keep your legs fresh from having to really lean on your back leg.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on how deep the powder is and how much your nose will dive down if you leave it centered. The short answer is there is no harm in setting the bindings back and in theory it helps keep your legs fresh from having to really lean on your back leg.
Sort of true. But the reference setback (or lack thereof) is there for a reason: It properly centers/positions the rider in relation to the sidecut (and in some cases board flex etc.) in order to ride the board the way it was designed.
However, sometimes conditions or rider preferences mean it makes sense to deviate from the 'design' setting (for instance, adding/increasing setback for pow riding, especially if the board was not designed for it). Just be aware that it will affect things, especially for turns - turn initiations, edge engagement throughout the turn, etc.
As long as you do not overdo it (say, more than 1/2") you should be perfectly fine.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well my board is a true twin so would that mean it is meant to be ridden with a centered stance, so I should keep it that way.
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Well my board is a true twin so would that mean it is meant to be ridden with a centered stance, so I should keep it that way.
Not necessarily. A little setback might very well be beneficial if there is a lot of pow, especially if you are not an experienced pow rider.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll just keep it how it is and I'll take a screw driver with me so I can just go to the hotel and change it real fast if I need.
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I'll just keep it how it is and I'll take a screw driver with me so I can just go to the hotel and change it real fast if I need.
First off, I hate you....I was supposed to be in mammoth this week but had to cancel my trip. Sucks and Im super pissed.

but as an FYI there is a bench with tools at the top of chair ten as well as at all the lodges. I hate riding with tools or anything else in my pocket unless I have to.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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First off, I hate you....I was supposed to be in mammoth this week but had to cancel my trip. Sucks and Im super pissed.

but as an FYI there is a bench with tools at the top of chair ten as well as at all the lodges. I hate riding with tools or anything else in my pocket unless I have to.
No the hotel is right at the base so I can ride to it, I am not carrying a massive screw driver around as i ride. Haha sorry that you couldn't go.

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I am not carrying a massive screw driver around as i ride.
I take it you've never heard of a pocket tool before?
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I take it you've never heard of a pocket tool before?
Don't have money. I would rather just go to the hotel anyways instead of doing it on the mountain. I may just do it now because it's suppose to snow quite a bit.
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