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|01-02-2013 06:30 PM|
|tonyisnowhere||Rode it today and no big overhang. All seemed good|
|12-09-2012 11:36 PM|
|tonyisnowhere||would it be weird to ride a directional board 15 -15 ? maybe the 15 -6 is better for a more forward stance like when I longboard?|
|12-04-2012 09:24 PM|
I ride a heavily cambered, very stiff, very directional board, and I still run a symmetrical setup (-12/+12 or so)... But look at some pros and some of them are all forward angles, some run mild duck, some symmetrical, etc.
Point of my story is you've got to find what works for you, and angle is just part of the equation. Best advice when setting up ANYTHING (boards, bindings, cars, etc.) is to change on variable at a time. In this case that's the board. Leave everything else equal and get used to that board for a couple days. After that fiddle if you want, but ONE THING AT A TIME!
I don't think you need to go back to bunny hills to ride a cambered deck. Go on runs you're used to but take it easy for a few runs to get the feel. I honestly don't think camber is nearly as scary as some people make it out to be!
|12-04-2012 08:54 PM|
Originally Posted by davidjames View Post
|12-04-2012 08:42 PM|
Originally Posted by tonyisnowhere View Post
|12-02-2012 08:15 PM|
|t21||your 15/-15 should be just fine. but if you are looking for a milder angle you can start with 15/-3 or 12/-3,-6 or even 9/-9 but its really up to you. i ride a camber deck with early rise but i started with regular camber(rental) and ended with 15/-3 for two season. but this season i changed it to 15/-6 and it felt a bit easier. though i have not tried this set-up on steeps and moguls yet. btw, snowolf is right,flat-basing on regular camber does freaking hurt|
|12-02-2012 04:15 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|12-02-2012 12:34 PM|
If you're finding it a little difficult to go onto your heel edge, put less angle on the back binding.
If not, then just keep it how it is. It's about whatever feels best for you.
A good way of finding your stance is to put your boots on and stand on the board with them. Whatever stance feels the most comfortable in your riding direction is where you should mount them. Just make sure the distance from the tip of the board to the front binding is greater than or the same as it is for the back.
I used to ride -15,15 but I had trouble turning on my heel edge, so I changed it to -6, 15. Worked great after that. I don't know what happened during the off-season, but when I tried on my board again recently it felt uncomfortable. I changed the front angle to 21 degrees and now it feels nice again.
So, it doesn't matter what your stance is as long as it's comfortable for you and allows you to ride effectively.
|12-02-2012 12:16 PM|
This is something you will probably be able to answer better as you experiment. It's all preference.
I do think, however, if you're going to be riding one direction the whole/majority of the time a lower, or even zero back binding will be helpful. Again, preference though.
|12-02-2012 12:14 PM|
Originally Posted by NWBoarder View Post
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