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Old 11-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do people at board shops recommend adjusting your high back so it's parallel with the edge of the snowboard? It seems dumb to me. Less contact with the boot = less responsive high backs, and if you're jibbing a lot, I think it would get in the way if you did that.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never heard of that.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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when you apply pressure to your heel side turn, I don't think you apply it in a V pattern. Ducked boots or not, you apply it perpendicular to the board I think.
That's why.
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You might think it's dumb but have you ever tried riding your bindings that way? I prefer it to be perpendicular, feels more supportive.
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Imagine that alpine riders who have their bindings almost pointed forward with extreme positive angles. there is NOTHING to apply leverage to when turning left or right. I use that extreme example just to illustrate why you make the highbacks parallel. I think on lower angles it is pure preference. I don't make them parralel but I do turn them a little.
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You might think it's dumb but have you ever tried riding your bindings that way? I prefer it to be perpendicular, feels more supportive.
i see what you did there
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Imagine that alpine riders who have their bindings almost pointed forward with extreme positive angles. there is NOTHING to apply leverage to when turning left or right. I use that extreme example just to illustrate why you make the highbacks parallel. I think on lower angles it is pure preference. I don't make them parralel but I do turn them a little.
That's a good analogy.
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i see what you did there
Lol what did I do there huh?
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You might think it's dumb but have you ever tried riding your bindings that way? I prefer it to be perpendicular, feels more supportive.
Perpendicular would mean your highbacks are to the right of your boot, not behind your boot...
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What? am I doing it wrong?
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