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Old 02-04-2014, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I'm 5'7" 235lbs.
I ride a 2006 156 Burton Custom with Rome 390 Boss.

I saw alpine boarding is meant for carving and high speeds.

I am interested in it and was wondering if I can do an alpine set up with the equipment I have.

Also, where would I start with my binding degrees?

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Different equipment... You'd need an alpine board, plate bindings and hard boots.
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Different equipment... You'd need an alpine board, plate bindings and hard boots.
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I am really just looking to try it out though
not going hard really
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but you could set what you have up with a forward stance and go carve though. Plenty of people carve in softboots. What are your current binding angles?
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but you could set what you have up with a forward stance and go carve though. Plenty of people carve in softboots. What are your current binding angles?
my current angles are 12 and -9 with my highbacks on a 12 degree
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I would start with 0/21 and go from there.

That board seems a little small for your weight though.
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For my carving board I use a 0, +16 stance and it feels really easy to carve. It's pretty much impossible to ride switch on it now but so far it is great for carving and super stable on jumps provided you don't land switch.
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a couple of entry ways....technique or equipment.
technique...get your high speed carve on in soft boots and max out your current set up.

equipment....buy and alpine board that matches your heft, mount your regular bindings and use your soft boots and give it a try....but still got to dial in the carving technique.

So start at dialing your high speed carve technique. With your current equip...you should be or are comfortable with holding 50-60 mph carves?
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I'm still a bit puzzled by the "alpine" and will interpret the question as "I want to try forward angles"

The three very(!) fast and beautifully deep carving guys of my pack ride with +30/+15 or +12, unchanged many moons, so these angles seem to work well.
And yes, it's a bit tricky to ride switch with them, however possible. One of the three even carves switch (or is it fakie?). I can hardly do falling leaf with my +24/+12
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Binding angles depend on your setup and foot size. I am at 55, 50.

Where do you live? There are a few places that rent alpine equipment.
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