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if i change my binding angles constantly, like idk my freestyles i changed mebe 10 times over 2years, will it affect the screws and the tight hold that keeps the bindings on tight?

also, any recommendations for angles that i should use? i want to ride duck stance(mainly for swtich) and i currently have a 15/0 foward stance with 1'' setback. ive used anywhere from 24to12 on front foot and 0 to +9 on my back foot.
so im asking what is an easy transition?
i was thinking +9/-9.
also, should i have any setback with duck stance? or is that counterproductive
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The most common duck is +15/-15. If your used to +15 on the front, leave it. Start wiht -6 or -9, and then move it a bit till you get to -15.

As for set back, some people ride dead center, and some still have a slight set back when ridng normal (b/c they they ride that way more often than switch). It's really just a matter of preference.

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I started mine off with 12/-12 and still ride that way on my big boards, on my small board I ride 15/-15.

As far as costantly adjusting bindings, things do wear out, screws nuts etc. especially on cheap bindings. If they start loosening on you I'd get some locktight from the hardware store. I usually try to leave my bindings be and I'm working on having a pair for every board I've got just to avoid taking them off and adjusting them all the time, more becuase it's a pain in the ass than anything, and to avoid stripping or wearing out screws and threads.
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i have several boards but use one set of binders and so they are being swip swapped always.
i have noticed zero fade in performace in either the screws nor the boards fixing points. things do wear down with use, but we are talking screws here.

as for the rear set versus stance thing.... i am ducked at 15s; it is what i have grown to like and it works for switch for me.
rear setting the binders tho depends on the snow.... if i get to go on super soft stuff, then i have it rear all the way back, to keep the nose up on the plane.

for hard pack and crud i have it centred, angles tho always remain the same.

it is debatable whether rear-setting counters duck stance benefits, but then you could say the same for a directional board.... so meh...

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if i change my binding angles constantly, like idk my freestyles i changed mebe 10 times over 2years, will it affect the screws and the tight hold that keeps the bindings on tight?
If you do find them coming loose, just put some clear nail polish on one side of the treads of the screws and that will tighten things up.
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nice quote lol


and does the nail polish act the same as that blue crap thats on the screws when buy them? the stuff that melts and tightens when u first screw in (idk what its called but i know plumbers use it for fittings)
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nice quote lol


and does the nail polish act the same as that blue crap thats on the screws when buy them? the stuff that melts and tightens when u first screw in (idk what its called but i know plumbers use it for fittings)
Its called loctite. Honestly thats the best stuff to use. Its an adhesive that helps keeps the screws tightened. Its almost like a glue for screws. I say use that. You can go to any hardware store and pick a tube up for a couple of bucks. Make sure you get blue as well. If you get red good luck getting the screw out without heating it up.
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Yeah, Blue Loctite works as well but for the amount that you'll actually need I just steal it from my wife. Most binding screws have a groove down the length where the factory puts their own version of loctite on them but if your always changing bindings, this can wear out.

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