question RE: Duck stance. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2008, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
NYCboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Staten island, NY
Posts: 673
Default question RE: Duck stance.

So i have been attempting to ride switch.. the threads on learning switch has helped greatly. So i began my transition to duck at +15 -9 then -12 i quickly progressed (in normal riding) and slowly progressed in switch..
The other day i went out i went with +15 -15 and my switched seemed to be a little better.. My rotations while jumping and landing got better.. However when riding regularly i felt i was not getting over to my heel side like i use to. i would feel more comfortable on my toe side (also in switch)

Could this be because my toes are covering more of my effective edge than my heels do?
does anyone else have this problem?
Im thinking about keeping this set up and seeing how it goes. It may have been due to a new set up and i was just geting use to it or i will end up going back to -12
NYCboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-14-2008, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Flick Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168
Default

That's why so much of boarding is just personal preference. You just have to ride whichever way is best for you. If you're having trouble with 15/-15, try something else. No one can tell you what is going to work best.

I personally feel like I have more control when my feet are not ducky, but I like to ride switch so I just stuck with it and eventually it got better.
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
NYCboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Staten island, NY
Posts: 673
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
That's why so much of boarding is just personal preference. You just have to ride whichever way is best for you. If you're having trouble with 15/-15, try something else. No one can tell you what is going to work best.

I personally feel like I have more control when my feet are not ducky, but I like to ride switch so I just stuck with it and eventually it got better.
yea i figured i would just get comfy with it.. as i did with 15 -12 so well see what happens thanks for the input
NYCboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Flick Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168
Default

I used to ride something like 12/0 before I rode switch more. It took a while to get used to, but I like it more now that I have. I think it's something you really won't know that you like unless you give it a chance for a few trips.
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
BCsnowboardchik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I used to ride +15+6 so going duck was pretty weird, but it felt great in no time esp since I am really working on spins and switch (well trying to )

Personally I find +15-15 a bit too extreme for me and I go about -6 or -9. I have now set my bindings to the opposite stance just for switch riding practice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Flick Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168
Default

I feel awkward riding switch if it isn't the same setting for both feet. It doesn't feel natural.
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
SnowBun
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i tried +15/-15 and it felt very awkward to me. My preference for switch now is +15/-3 or -6. But that's just me

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm also ambidextrous
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 07:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
laz167's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Jersey
Posts: 950
Default

I might be having the same issue, as lately if been having just initiating my turns. Im at 15/15 now with a 26 inch stance ( know a bit extreme).Lately I can't transfer from heel to toe quickly enough. So im thinking of maybe going 12/12 or 12/9 and narrowing my stance. Does anyone think this might be the reason that Im having issues transfering the weight?
laz167 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 07:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Flick Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168
Default

Narrowing your stance probably won't help with that, but bringing your angles down and increasing your toe/heel overhang should give you more control.
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 08:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
laz167's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Jersey
Posts: 950
Default

Cool ..I definetly try that, thanks
laz167 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums