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Old 08-20-2013, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys what's more ideal when setting up bindings for general all mountain riding, and charging down runs, in terms of forward lean? Should I put more lean on the front than back?

I have flow nx2at bindings, however since I've adjusted the bindings a few times I find it hard to keep my board straight down runs, which could be up to my balance too, but I want to make sure I have set them up right..

Will it make a huge difference to my riding if the bindings are a little bit off? I'm not sure if I should hold a great concern for it
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have more forward lean on the front than the back for charging/carving. A bit less at the beginning of the season since the muscles need to build up, then step by step a bit steeper. It's tiring if you adjust them too steep right at the beginning.

My guess is that you have too much forward lean on the front that shifts your center away from the board middle and thus you have problems with keeping straight... I'd say; put them back into a neutral position and if you're able to keep perfectly well the line you want to ride, then begin with add lean to charge harder backside turns.

On a side note... I’m a bit concerned if you talk about “charging”, but something like adjusting high-backs can damage your balance/influences keeping your line… Don't "charge" if you're not in control. Take it easy, and first develop balance/muscle memory.

From your other posts I take, that you're beginning, so it might be, that you have too much forward lean and not yet the balance to coordinate knees/upper body with that. Think of the high-backs as amplifiers, but the amplification can go in both directions: they can enable to ride harder, but as well completely screw what you've learned so far. Every part of your body should "know" itself what it has to do and work independently Test your balance on a not too steep straight run. Point down straight line and mock around on the board, hop, swing your arms, turn the upper body, look back, shift weight quickly from front to back foot and vice versa several times, lean deep in your knees and do the same. Still keeping your line straight? If not, you just yet lack the muscle memory. It'll come by time
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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FL is personal pref some people like it, some don't. The closer your highback is to your boot the greater the response. I like mine set about the same with just a bit of space on my free ride board and about double the space on my park board.
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Hey guys what's more ideal when setting up bindings for general all mountain riding, and charging down runs, in terms of forward lean? Should I put more lean on the front than back?
Generally I keep things symetrical. Also I wouldn't go crazy on forward lean. Usually I lace the boots up, strap them into the bindings, and then adjust the forward lean to just meet the boots.

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I have flow nx2at bindings, however since I've adjusted the bindings a few times I find it hard to keep my board straight down runs, which could be up to my balance too, but I want to make sure I have set them up right..
What do you mean by "keeping the board straight"? If you're talking about bombing runs, then it doesn't matter what you do to your bindings, it's likely not going to help. Start carving for fucks sakes! If not explain yourself a bit more and maybe we can help.

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Will it make a huge difference to my riding if the bindings are a little bit off? I'm not sure if I should hold a great concern for it
Like most things, they're small adjustments. The difference between no FL and full FLA would be noticeable, but it's not going to feel like a completely different setup or anything.
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