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Parralel to the edge of the board 18 45.00%
The "standard" way 17 42.50%
Who cares... 4 10.00%
What are highbacks? 1 2.50%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Which way do you use your highbacks?

Which way do you use your highbacks? Parralel with the edge of the board or the standard way?


I personally use the standard way, i'm so used to it that the other way felt strange.


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Supposedly the proper way is to adjust the backs to be parallel with the edge. I changed mine to be parallel late in the season and the difference was noticeable just in terms of getting used to it. I can see why it makes more sense with a more pronounced duck stance to really optimize your highbacks to get maximize leverage with your edges.

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i think something is being lost in translation here..

care to explain in more detail?

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i think something is being lost in translation here..

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You can go either way, although most will say parallel is the way to go. I do it just because it makes my bindings more comfortable for the way i stand. Notice the angle of the highback...

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Is this new lingo?

Angling your bindings at 9 degrees to the tip helps alleviate stress on your knees, hips, and lower back if you are going to be turned one direction all day.

I rode 0 degree, or for this thread's sake "parallel to the board's edge" back when baseless low-backs were a hot item...

I personally ride duck footed when I feel like riding switch, but angle both forward if I'm going to be carving. I don't do enough freestyle anymore to be cool.
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Cool what does

what does that mean

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My left foot is not parallel and my right foot is.
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i feel like a total newb, until now i never knew highback angles were adjustable
i knew you could angle them with more forward lean but not to be parallel with the board
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i feel like a total newb, until now i never knew highback angles were adjustable
i knew you could angle them with more forward lean but not to be parallel with the board
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i ride them "standard" but i'm thinking of trying out the 0 degree highback setup this year

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