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01-24-2014 04:22 PM
Caffeine Get a Burton Channel board
01-22-2014 04:05 PM
gr00mrCruzr Thanks for the responses.

Poutanen - my stance angle is +15/-3. On my previous board (151cm Ride Decade 06/07), my stance width was just slightly over 20", with both bindings mounted on the default ref point. And yes, I slide the bindings one notch toward the toeside, so I won't be able to make lateral micro adjustment as you suggested.

I was just wondering if a larger setback would translate into more difficult turn inititation. But I'll give each setting a try next time I go up... can't wait!
01-22-2014 03:05 PM
poutanen What stance angles are you using? 21.5" seems about right for someone your height.

That said, as long as you've got small(ish) feet and don't need to slide your bindings toward either heel or toe edge, turn the disks 90 degrees and use them for micro adjustments of stance width.

Sliding them each in a notch should bring you to about a 21" stance and keep the setback as per reference spec.

If you do need to adjust heel to toe edge, I'd say go for the larger setback since you said you do very little switch riding.
01-22-2014 02:59 PM
Redline I would say run the 3mm of setback on the average day and the 23mm on a deep snow day to help get that nose float.
01-22-2014 02:55 PM
ksup3erb Why not try both and let us know what you like better?

I prefer to be more centered for most riding, but that's me.
01-22-2014 02:51 PM
Narrowing stance - bindings setup

Hi guys. I'm an intermediate rider, mostly like cruising the blue groomers and occasional powder, but I don't ride switch much or do tricks/park stuff at all. I just got a new 153cm Rossignol Taipan Amptek board. It's a directional-twin all-mountain board with a default setback of 13mm, on a 2x4 hole pattern. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet, but I was playing with the binding setup a little bit last nite.

I'm 5'6" tall. If I mount the bindings on the default reference holes, the stance (at about 21.5") is a little too wide for me. If I move BOTH bindings equally one hole toward the center of the board, and thus keeping the same setback, the stance is a little too narrow. If I move only the rear binding one hole foward from the ref point -OR- move only the front binding one hole back, the stance width is perfect. However, my question is should I move the front or the rear binding? Also, how will each of the two options affect the board's performance for my riding style?

Per my calculation, moving the front binding back one hole will increase the setback from 13mm to 23mm, while moving the rear binding forward will reduce it to a mere 3mm (making the stance practically almost centered from the tip and tail).

I'll try each setup next time I go up, but for now I wonder what you guys think.


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