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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 08:06 AM
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boots and technique advice

Hey all,

So its been about 2 years since I have ridden, but i liked to think i was decent when i did but, my gear is pretty aged (98 burton customs, Fader boots and 151 Salomon who-know-what). Step one is some new boots but i dont know what to look for. I like the park but its there a difference if i ride for speed or big mountain?

Any crazy new set-ups i should try? Lean forward more? equal duck on each foot? whos riding what and why?

Thanks in advance.
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Mostly in boots you'll find a difference in how stiff they are, softer flex for less response, and little flex for high response. Generally the stiffer boots are for high end faster riding, park riding generally is softer. But honestly if you buy a pair of mid-range boots then they will be pretty much in between and good enough to use on any terrain.

As for stance and stuff depends on the person really, when I did my courses as an instructor it was suggested we rode duck footed, not always equal its up to you. Personally I ride +18 -18 equal as I ride switch alot, but many people dont, so long as the front foot is angled more than the back it's up to your preference, alot of people have around a 5 degree difference on the back foot. If your gonna ride freestyle then you should keep the forward lean settings low, more high performance and make them higher. I rode the 06/07 cartels on the f5 setting for most of the season which is pretty high but it keeps you flexed and in a better position.
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what it comes down to is how your foot is
go to an expert foot person and get custom insoles

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