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|02-03-2014 07:26 PM|
|thedru13||Ok I am going to start out around 24inches wide.. See how it feels. Feels like i could go wider but 24 feels okay. Want to get a feel for what this does then i guess I will go from there..|
|02-03-2014 07:24 PM|
the short answer is whatever works for you works...
what i like to do is use a tape measure and i pay more attention to my overall setback on the board and my total width... so i'm measuring from the middle of the baseplate to the nose and/or tail, and the width from the middle of baseplate to middle of baseplate... i like to ride .5-.75 back and 23-24.25 wide
|02-03-2014 07:03 PM|
|thedru13||So getting my bindings set up to go wider. QQ about placement. If i want to get them about 24 inches apart the back binding has to go back. So will this be bad if the rear binding is in a different set of holes than the front binding? So set back further than the front binding. Should the front and rear binding always be on the same set of holes?|
|02-03-2014 01:43 PM|
|thedru13||Some more really great info... Now I want to take the 2 plus hour drive and try an bunch of different stuff out..|
|02-03-2014 01:13 PM|
|02-03-2014 01:07 PM|
|02-03-2014 01:06 PM|
Ok good suggestions. I am a gym rat so know that feeling well. My Balance board is a bit small so not sure I can get as wide as my board. Will measure it and see. I have a vewdoo board so its not really all that big. Smaller than a skateboard....
Again really appreciate all the info....
|02-03-2014 01:05 PM|
|wrathfuldeity||^I'm abt the same size and pretty much the same angle and stance. Riding hard pack and ice verses pow does not necessarily take more work....but more balls and a different kind of efficiency...on pow being more subtle movements, ice is more finesse of being dynamic...but blasting groomed hard pack is fairly efficient with good dynamic technique...you can just let the board run...and don't fight gravity...a lot of folks at the intermediate stage and myself occasionally feel..."oh shit I going too fast" so we swing the board too perpendicular/transverse...thus fighting gravity...but the better more efficient thing to do more is to keep the nose within 45 degrees of the fall line and turn more and turn more quickly...thus we are not fighting the board or gravity...but attain a happy efficient medium....which is just technique of dynamic riding.|
|02-03-2014 01:03 PM|
Next time you get on your balance board, get in the most comfrotable position for you and ask somebody to measure the width from dead centre of each foot, and also look at your to angles. This should help get you close. Do you ever try to do squats while balancing? Try that and see what's comfortable. When I used to go to the gym I'd do that to prep for the season, and I'm willing to bet my stance on the board matched my actual snowboard stance pretty close.
|02-03-2014 01:02 PM|
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