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PowderMonkey 01-12-2013 09:10 AM

Binding angle stance
Ok, I'm just wondering what you guys recommend for a binding angle for beginner trail rider not doing any park? I don't like duck(tried it and uncomfortable for me) and riding switch is not really important.(I've figured out now that I'm goofy for sure)

I'm just carving slowly on trails.

Is +15 and +3 good start?

Or should the back one be at +6? How much difference can you have between front and rear? Oh and I'm not looking to do alpine racing stuff, just casual comfortable trail riding.


tpanfil 01-12-2013 09:51 AM

The best answer is whatever feels most comfortable for you. Then there are the obligatory questions. What are they set at now? Are you catching your toes? Boot size? I rode for many years at +15|+6 with no issues. Switch is definitely easier duck but you aren't interested in that. So I say rock what you got!

freshy 01-12-2013 10:02 AM

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It`s not the easiest thing to find your perfect stance. My suggestion is to just stand on your board as naturally as possible and try to angle the binding the same. When you take it on the hill the first time pay extra attention to what your feet want to do, like you may notice you wish you could angle your back foot more for example.
But no one can say your angles are correct because we don`t know if it`s comfy for you. But yeah +15,+3 is as good a start as any.

vukovi21 01-12-2013 10:14 AM

you are just learning so it is safe to say that you may not even know what you will be doing later on..talking about switch riding and all other stuff

back in the day when i started i was 21/9 rental in those days just set it like that...after two years i wanted to be cool and ride ducked out...but didnt work for me forward and now i am 15/-15 and never going back

so take your time,ride for now what feels you progress and want to explore various aspects of riding it may take you to duck stance...experiment but give your self time to adapts,dont switch from run to run

PowderMonkey 01-12-2013 10:24 AM

I know for sure I don't like duck because it strains/is uncomfortable for my mcl(no prior injury) on my back leg. It's totally dependent on the physiology of the individual. I'm ok when totally square to the board, but if I look down the mountain with a little shoulder/hip rotation, forget it. My toes don't naturally point out when I turn my body/rotate my shoulders in a snowboarding position. I can do squats ok in a slight duck stance, but that's because my entire body is facing completely forward with no rotation.

My boot size is 12(using burton 13). I have a wide board with a little overhang of toe and heel(much less than my rental board regular width). Is that a big deal to have a little overhang? My board is 262 mm wide. Can you still ride switch once in a while when +15/+3? My board is a directional twin. Just makes it harder to ride switch right? Not impossible?

Last time I was out, I used 0/0 on a rental board so I could practice going both ways(3rd time out and wanted to figure out for sure that I was goofy foot). I was linking turns both ways, but better for sure goofy. Why do people recommend against a straight stance? I'm thinking it just feels more natural to have some angle because you don't have to turn your body as much when going down the mountain?

PowderMonkey 01-12-2013 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by vukovi21 (Post 571442)
you are just learning so it is safe to say that you may not even know what you will be doing later on..talking about switch riding and all other stuff

Well I know I dont' want to get hurt so huge jumps/going really fast/pipe ect I'm not going to be doing for sure.

PowderMonkey 01-12-2013 01:04 PM

My toe overhang is about 1 and 1/4 inch. I measured it to the best of my ability. It's kind of hard to measure.

SuperNewb 01-12-2013 01:10 PM

I just started recently as well, and am not a fan of the duck stance. I've been keeping my back foot at 0, and the front foot at +15, and it's worked out. It's not too extreme to where if I get turned around goofy, I can still ride it down.

slyder 01-12-2013 02:23 PM

as was mentioned and you stated you really need to find a stance that works for you. I ride duck and love it. I have been messing with my angles to see if I can get a better stance. I ended up having pain with certain angles. So I slowly played with them and found one that felt a little better.
give it some time and try different angles till you find one that works for your riding/body

airblaster503 01-12-2013 05:22 PM

What is your stance width set at right now? And how tall are you?

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