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Old 07-18-2009, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm trying to find a better angle for my bindings to minimize Toe and heel drag this winter and was wondering what would be good for some large bindings and a 28 board waist. I know next time to look for something that is wider, but I think i should consider a more out-step stance in the mean time. Would rotating the bindings out more from each other be good for the park, groomers, and a bit of backcountry? What is the max angle to have the bindings at for a intermediate boarder? Thanks!

P.S. I know this sounds confusing, but I can answer more q's if it can help!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it really is all personal preference. what size boots do you have? maybe widening your stance a bit? since the board tapers in the center and gets wider at the ends? some boots are notorious for having large shells. like DC.

but knowing your boot size will help us
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it really is all personal preference. what size boots do you have? maybe widening your stance a bit? since the board tapers in the center and gets wider at the ends? some boots are notorious for having large shells. like DC.

but knowing your boot size will help us
i'm a size 11.5 boot, but i haven't bought any yet. i'm probably going to get something burton though... i thought about widening my stance but i am kinda heavy for my board and this morning put a bunch of old books underneath and at the widest stance had the board bending a good 6-8 inches- kinda scaring me...
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Sit down. Grab a drink. Relax. You're more than fine. A 280 waist is much more than enough to have no drag.
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Sit down. Grab a drink. Relax. You're more than fine. A 280 waist is much more than enough to have no drag.
really? because i had a lot of drag when i set the board up last month to fool around with...
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did you actually ride? or did you just mess around on a board?
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Unless you have your bindings set as close together as you can get them with 0/0 angles, you shouldn't have a problem. I wear size 13 and I wouldn't even think to be worried on a 280.
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did you actually ride? or did you just mess around on a board?
I actually ride, it's just this is my first board besides from rentals over the last few years. My feet grew three sizes since january (AKA my most recent trip) so I have to completely relook this now...

I bought the board at the end of the season. That's why I have only messed around on this board so far...
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Shit, I just went to romes site and found out the waist was 247... thats a real FML moment

I got no idea why I thought 280...
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah that changes things! What stance do you ride at? How far apart are your bindings? Can you provide us with a picture?
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