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03-11-2014 11:16 PM
leland07 Dudes,

I'm in Vail about to hit it tomorrow. Making the changes to the board according to your suggestions tonight. Hoping for a killer time!

Many thanks!
01-27-2014 10:51 PM
SuCoSlayer I'm a big dude too at 6'3" 205. Although I don't have Sasquatch feet like you. I ride a 164, and used to ride a 168. I don't think 165 is too big at all for you, especially since you're 235. I do think that stance is a bit too narrow. Maybe widen it an inch or so.

Switch should not be a problem on that board. Those angles for a duck stance look good. I think everyone should rock a duck stance. It's just natural.

And the toe/heel overhang doesn't look bad at all. Other than the stance width and the base needing a fresh wax, I don't see a problem. And the width may not be an issue, after all. Only way to tell is to try it out.
01-27-2014 09:40 PM

As soon as I heard your feet size I thought Wide board is a must then I saw the pics and you might just get away with it you might not!

Your stance being 6ft 4inch looks quite narrow. Lay your bored on the floor your bindings should be just wider then your shoulders.

a true twin board is easier in switch but also gives the rider that skateboard feel and shape. If you ever skated then try a twin but if your more freeride orientaited stay with directional twin. It's your preference!

The duck stance is better easier for freestyle. keep your feet straight and try and sit on to the floor in a controlled drop.

Then do it with your feet in a duck stance and you'll see you have more balance and control! so sucking up a dodgy landing in a duck stance is easier I'm a big duck stance 21/18 to 23/21 depending on my board but alotta people say to much duck is bad for our knees!!

End of the day enjoy the park and see what fits your style!!
01-27-2014 07:41 PM
leland07 I really appreciate all the feedback and advice. I apologize for my delay.

The work week started so I'm a bit bogged down now. I'll get some clarification/measurements ASAP and reply.

Oh and wax.. most definitely.
01-26-2014 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by F1EA View Post
that's good!
Means he's not getting conflicting information
Fo Sho
01-26-2014 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Echo echo echo
that's good!
Means he's not getting conflicting information
01-26-2014 02:52 PM
CassMT it'll get you down the hill, but imo the ideal with your specs would be a it is, if you can push your binding angles a few more degrees then you should, but it'll work
01-26-2014 02:46 PM
ridinbend Echo echo echo
01-26-2014 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Mystery2many View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but the bindings don't look centered. I'm talking about bolt hole settings. Looks like they are set towards the tip rather than set back or centered in the side cut. It's hard to tell
You're right! looks like that from the pic showing the insert holes.....

OP - google (or just measure) your board and see of your reference stance is centered or already setback a little. If it is centered and you want to keep it that way for riding switch, adjust your width by moving front and rear binding equally... if it's already setback and you want to center it, adjust by moving your front binding more towards the tip. You're going to have to get info about your board and apply simple geometry logic.
01-26-2014 02:17 PM
Mystery2many Correct me if I'm wrong but the bindings don't look centered. I'm talking about bolt hole settings. Looks like they are set towards the tip rather than set back or centered in the side cut. It's hard to tell
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