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Old 03-01-2013, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Better toeside response with ankle straps higher on the boots?

Do you get better toe side response by having your ankle strap higher on the boot? If so, do you lose anything (i.e heel side response) by having it higher?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes having the ankle strap higher can help toeside carving, but boot stiffness and binding stiffness (and of course the board) also play big factors. Heelside carving response comes from the highback, so you won't lose anything by moving the ankle strap higher.

Another thing that helps toesides is increasing the highback angle. Why, you say? Because it forces you to bend your knees more, and thats where the real power comes from. For a real strong toeside carve, you should be driving your knees into the snow.
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Yeah that's the idea. I know my Flux had two options to place the straps. In a lower jib position and a higher more responsive position. It was tough to really tell the difference because the strap is relatively unresponsive and the boots I was on were somewhat stiff. But with the right set up I'm sure you'd notice some difference.
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Great. thanks for the responses.
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