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Old 03-26-2008, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I just bought my first snowboard. I have rented before.

I am goofy. What angles should I mount my bindings at to start with? What do you ride and what is most common?

At first, I will be doing all-mountain riding. Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Start Duck, Burton LTR recommends this:
12-15* on the front foot
-3 to -9 on the back

I suggest 12* -6*

But straighten out your back foot if you feel more comfortable. You can angle forward on any all mountain or freestyle board up to 30* 15* for a more directional carving stance
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I say 15/15, but thats just me - I started on duck and love it.
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I say 15/15, but thats just me - I started on duck and love it.
i concur. riding switch is cake. i started at 15/15's then changed it to 17's, a bit more duck(y) than most.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I just bought my first snowboard. I have rented before.

I am goofy. What angles should I mount my bindings at to start with? What do you ride and what is most common?

At first, I will be doing all-mountain riding. Thanks.
the best angels are those that work for you.

take a screw driver or know where on the hill the tool stop is and keep an open mind that your current stance might not be as good as the next

snowboarding isn't a science and there is no right nor wrong. find yourself.

but FYI - i started on +21 and 0. dunno why and i dunno who chose that; 11 years later i am +15 and -15
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Currently ride Goofy, 15/-15, 23.5 inches wide. I've played around with my stance angles quite a bit-I even tried to go with a bit of a foward stance back in the day, since not a lot of people were rocking duck in 98-99. 15/-15 just feels right for me. I remember actually giving it a shot because I saw Peter Line was riding it-was my favourite boarder back in the day, so I thought I'd copy him lol.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I prefer to have my front foot pointed more toward the tip of the board and my rear foot pointed straight. My angles 22 front and 0 rear. I like the feeling of having everything pointed downhill. It gives me a better since of control.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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take a screw driver or know where on the hill the tool stop is and keep an open mind that your current stance might not be as good as the next
Definitely worth taking a screw driver: My bolts used to come loose every few runs, even with loctite. They mostly stay tight now, maybe the board finished compressing or something.

I'm liking the duck stance, 9/-9 right now but it'll probably go wider. Whatever works for sure!
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm a beginner, only been out 5 times. 1st time was on rental gear, the other 4 times on my own gear. Definitely take some tools with you because the first 3 times out I changed my gear at some time during the day. This past Sunday was my first time I didn't change anything except the angle of my backings (no tools needed for that ). It definitely takes some time to find out what is most comfortable and what works for one might not for another. I started out messing around at the house with different angles and just seeing what felt most comfortable and natural for me. That was my starting point and I adjusted on the slopes from there after I rode something for a little bit. I'm now riding 12/-12 and this seems most comfortable for me.
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