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Old 01-11-2008, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Binding Setback

How much of a difference does setback have when riding? My board has a 1" setback, and the bindings are centered on the that, so they are ~1" setback from center. I don't ride switch hardly ever, its a freeride board and I pretty much do all terrain but not much park at all. Is it a good idea to keep the setback or should I be more centered. What effects will it have if I keep the setback compared to a centered board? My binding angles are +17+3 if it makes any difference
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a really good question. I set my bindings back if it's powdery outside and for my first season or so I had them set back just a hair. If I'm riding packed stuff I keep them pretty much dead center because TO ME it seems more stable at high speed and I don't end up doing that thing where you lean back too far and lose it, but that could just be me, I am by no means an expert snowboarder or even close. I'd say experiment with it and find out what you like. If you are riding fine and initiating turns isn't uncomfortable you are probably ok where they are set up.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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can someone clarify what we're talking about? is setback the change in distance from nose to tail or edge to edge?
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's the position of the bindings with relation to where they sit lengthwise not width. Therefore, a 1" setback would have the position of the bindings 1" further towards the back than if they were perfectly centered on the board lengthwise.
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