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02-03-2014 08:26 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 08:24 PM
ShredLife nope.

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 08:03 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 02:43 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 02:13 PM
wrathfuldeity
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When you guys say squat down on the board how far down should I be able to go? And should it just feel the same if I don't have anything strapped to my feet? Just trying to see how it should feel what the AHA there is the feeling moment will feel like..
A good drill...at home but preferably on the hill. Squat down in the knees, back straight and rest your forearms on your knees...and ride from that position for all or most of the run....on a green or blue. And from this squatting position only, link your turns while keeping your squatting body still. You will have to only slight weight your nose and feel the difference of pressuring your lead foot....ball of foot for toeside turns and little toe for heel side. Ime this really helps to isolate that turning can be done with very little movement. Also you should be able to bomb straight down a run in this position. It will get you used to using subtle movements when going fast, get you used to going fast and if you fall it will teach you to slide it out...JUST KEEP the board UP till you burn off a lot of speed....thus it will teach you that sliding out at high speed is easy and harmless as long as you don't hit another person or tree.
02-03-2014 02:07 PM
neni
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When you guys say squat down on the board how far down should I be able to go? And should it just feel the same if I don't have anything strapped to my feet? Just trying to see how it should feel what the AHA there is the feeling moment will feel like..
Chest flat on thigh, chin on knees, buttocks 8in from ground (runout position).
02-03-2014 02:06 PM
thedru13 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 02:05 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 02:03 PM
poutanen
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I use a balance board to work my core balance and just a good workout for me in general.

When you guys say squat down on the board how far down should I be able to go? And should it just feel the same if I don't have anything strapped to my feet? Just trying to see how it should feel what the AHA there is the feeling moment will feel like..
I can do a full squat, like ass almost touching the ground when strapped into the board with no weird feelings in my knees/joints.

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 02:02 PM
neni
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Ok how much wider should I go? Should I go an inch or 2?
You ever ride with public transportation (bus or train, don't know if metro is waggly/bumpy as well)?. Next time don't take a seat or handle, stay in the middle of the aisle and balance all the stop and go and curves and totter with your legs. You'll automatically bend your knees to equalize. Pretty sure, the stance you have there will be a good stance on the board as well
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