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2010-11 TurboDream minor stance adjustment major change?!?!?
What a difference a minor stance adjustment makes
I haven’t been super happy with my 10-11 TurboDream since I got to Utah, it feels like I've been fighting my board and having to muscle and skid it through turns and I haven’t been able to lay down the type of long "on rails" euro carves that are a huge part of my "style" and how I enjoy riding. Now I think figured out why , I've been dicking around with my stance since the beginning of the season and even though I've only moved my bindings one set of holes forward or back it's obviously had a huge impact on how my board handled and felt.
For those of you not familiar with the K2 TurboDream it's a directional shape\flex and setback stance board, I don't do park anymore or spend much time riding switch. I do trees, pow, terrain jumps, drops. groomers and love railing big leaned over turns\carves so I'm all about the directional board and stance, I rode Burton T6's from 2006-2010 which shaped my riding style pretty heavily.
Well thursday night I moved my bindings back to what I"M calling the "default" K2 stance\mounting holes, I call it the default stance since while K2 of course has multiple set of mounting holes drilled they have one set(as in 4 holes per foot) of holes for that has metal inlaid rings on the surface of the board.
I moved my bindings back to default set of mounting holes and everything just clicked with my bindings and board starting working like I felt they should, no longer was I fighting my board to lay down nice carves now all I need to do to lay day perfect turns is lean forward or backwards and I can feel the sidecut\edge digging in and taking me exactly where I want to go and it feels amazing.
So is this common where making such a slight adjustment in stance makes such a huge difference in board feel\performance?
Last edited by hikeswithdogs; 01-30-2012 at 11:23 AM.