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Old 12-14-2010, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm part of my schools snowboard team, which downhill races. I have a fairly short board, and have been riding duck stance ever since. I heard that racing with both bindings positive is preferred for racing. We have a training session on thursday, but I just want to know which stance I should start to use once I start to race.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Assuming that you'll be using some kind of alpine/racing board, positive angles on both bindings is the norm there. These boards are directional so a duck stance isn't going to help you win any races considering you're not riding switch at any point (at least you shouldn't be and isn't really possible on racing/alpine boards). I'd suggest going with positive angles on both and adjust from there, more/less positive and tinker till you feel comfortable and can carve wicked sharp turns and maintain stability and speed on tight technical courses.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Assuming that you'll be using some kind of alpine/racing board, positive angles on both bindings is the norm there. These boards are directional so a duck stance isn't going to help you win any races considering you're not riding switch at any point (at least you shouldn't be and isn't really possible on racing/alpine boards). I'd suggest going with positive angles on both and adjust from there, more/less positive and tinker till you feel comfortable and can carve wicked sharp turns and maintain stability and speed on tight technical courses.
Actually, I have a small free ride board, 151, twin tip. I guess I should look for my older 154 crap board and adjust my stance.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be over on this forum: Snowboard Carving, Racing, Alpine Snowboarding - Boards, Boots, Bindings, Reviews: Bomber Online in Summit County, Colorado: Welcome! this forum is for noobs who want to show how their bindings match their Never Summer boards.
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I'm guessing you would have a coach. You might want to talk to her/him about this Q, not people on this board who have no clue what skill level or league you might be in.
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