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Old 10-21-2007, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Stop stopping by to see if anyone can give me some advice.

I have just bought a new pair of boots and noticed that both my toes and heels are sticking out at just about a inch over my board, I know most people say it should be between half to 3/4. But I was just wondering if I should be worrying about buying a wider board or not for this season and if a inch is "too" much over.

I don't have much money to throw away so I'm hoping its fine for this season.

Anyways, thanks for your help.

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Old 10-21-2007, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pics? You might be able to get away with fixing the problem by widening your stance and ducking your angles out...
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah...what are your angles?
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Angles?

Anyways, I have some pictures, there not to clear but its something. I'm also just a casual rider, I can live with it if its not that a big of deal, but just checking.

Heres from a distance
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Another thing you can do, is tilt your board on edge, and see how far that goes. It basically just simulates the heel/toe edge carving situation.

And you should really consider ducking your angles out instead of what you have now..
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Angles?

The angles of your bindings on the board.
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^the slashes are the bindings.. noticed how theyre angle? make them look like that. try -12/+12
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright. Thanks for the help and advice

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It would really help if you could look at your bindings and tell us what angles your bindings are normally set at.

Going to a full "duck" stance -12/+12 from (just an example) -3/+12 (my stance) can cause you a lot of knee pain & possible injury.

If you end up having to use a "duck" stance you should slowly over several days (at least) adjust your stance.

Trust me I normally ride -3/+12 & tried to switch to a -12/+12 last season. I did this over the course of a week (about 5 days of riding) & never made it all the way to -12. I've since switched back to my original stance as it is more comfortable IMHO.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They haven't been changed ever since I've had the board, so I'm assuming its at 0 right now. It hasn't snowed up here in Canada yet, so I'll have to wait and see what I'm comfortable with.

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Old 10-21-2007, 11:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Angle those bindings for sure. I ride primarily freeride/slopes and use a +15/-3 angle. The +15 is the angle of the front binding and the -3 is the angle of the rear binding.
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