Join Date: Jan 2008
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I recently decided it was time to graduate from my cheap Kemper learning board. I bought a Salomon Prospect 160 (the '06 model). My dilemma is that the screw slots for attaching the bindings are different on the two boards. On my old Kemper, the distance from the bindings in the front was 22 inches and in the back 20.5 inches. On the Prospect, if I use the center screw positions, the bindings are 19 inches both from the front and the back. IN other words, the stance is centered, and wider. I am excited to go try out my new board this Sunday, but I have two questions:
(1) I mostly free ride groomed blue/black runs (no park stuff, I am too old and brittle for that :P oh and I know the Prospect is a more freestyle oriented board, but the Prospect was on sale, and its marketed as all mountain). How will the wider stance affect the ride?
(2) On my old board, my binding angles were +21/-9. If the mounting positions are wider, should I keep the same angles or change them?
Tentatively I'd like to try +15/-15 because I want to learn to ride switch, but should I keep the old angles until I get used to the wider stance? Or will it make much of a difference?
thanks for any help!
Last edited by rustydomino; 02-08-2008 at 10:45 PM.