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Old 03-25-2013, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've just bought my first board and would like to know what the best binding angle orientation is for me. I'm an intermediate-advanced rider, but I rarely ride switch (something I would like to change). I've always used a friends bored when I went and he had both bindings angled forward. Now that I think about it, it seems kind of counterintuitive to have it like this for riding both ways. Is it simply unheard of to ride switch with both your bindings forward? Should I stick with what I'm good at? What do you guys use?

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i ride +24/+12 and i ride fakie alot... air, carve, high speed, whatever...

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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+24/+12 love it. Great for carving. Some switch. No park. I'm old.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What I ride +15 front -9 back << kind of a duck stance

What most people would recommend to you +15 front 0 or some type of minus angle in the back.

If your truely wanting to ride switch go with some sort of duck stance.

Have you ever tried the jump up and land theory?
You jump up naturally and however your feet land naturally that is how your stance should be.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Whatever feels good, man. I generally ride +15/-9. -12 feels better but I lose pop. My ollie sucks already. I can't afford to lose pop.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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15 / -15

Works for everything.

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I go usually 15 and -6,-9,-12 depending on conditions for the trip and which board I take.

For powder I'll probably have positive angle, but haven't had any major powder days yet. +18/+6?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ride any were between 15/-15 and 21/-21. Always equal oposite. Duck.

Like said early its what ever feels best for you, youll generally need to experiment a bit with different angles to find YOUR sweet spot.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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+15/-9 is what I'm riding now. Plan on starting to learn switch and going to test out +15/-15 next time out.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Intermediate-advanced rider but still don't have your own board yet?

Copy the setup from your friends board, get used to your board for a couple days, then start playing with various setups. All of us (from noobs to pros) ride stances somewhere between -15/+15 and +10/+30 or so... Nobody can tell you what the best stance is for you.
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