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02-04-2014 07:55 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by vandy16 View Post
just seems weird to me to have the rear binding at a more extreme angle, I would have thought it would be more the opposite, like +30 front and +10 rear...
Those who say e.g. +10/+30 ride goofy (this nomenclature is illogical for me as well ). Anyway. It would be 30 front, 10 rear. Though I wouldn't start with them right away. Begin with e.g. +21/+9 and slowly increase if you feel comfortable.
Play with stance width as well. With forward angles, squatting isn't as easy as with duck. A little wider stance could help if you feel like you can't appropriately bend knees and ride low.
02-04-2014 07:39 PM
nillo you have it backwards
02-04-2014 07:37 PM
vandy16
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah, if you want to try forward stance I'd even say 10/30 would be a decent starting point.

If you really want to get into carving you'll need a hardboot setup, or a MUCH longer softboot board and stiff bindings and boots.
hey guys, just wanted to confirm, you are saying front binding at +10, and rear binding at +30, correct? just seems weird to me to have the rear binding at a more extreme angle, I would have thought it would be more the opposite, like +30 front and +10 rear...

I mostly spend my time just carving and will most likely play around with forward stance next time out, and it would be nice to have a good idea for a starting point on angle. Also, i saw some people said 0 angle in front, anyone got much opinion on that? Thanks guys!

Rob
02-04-2014 05:32 PM
nillo
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Originally Posted by dopeythatme View Post
also, can you jump with a forward stance. I go through terrain parks with my friends, i dont really hit rails but if there is a jump ill hit it
Considering there are jumps in bx and the standard bx binding setup is forward......
02-04-2014 05:09 PM
poutanen

Pretty sure Terje rides the aforementioned +10/+30 stance...
02-04-2014 04:50 PM
dopeythatme my bindings are very stiff.

I'm really just trying to see where I should start with a forward stance

also, can you jump with a forward stance. I go through terrain parks with my friends, i dont really hit rails but if there is a jump ill hit it
02-04-2014 04:47 PM
poutanen Yeah, if you want to try forward stance I'd even say 10/30 would be a decent starting point.

If you really want to get into carving you'll need a hardboot setup, or a MUCH longer softboot board and stiff bindings and boots.
02-04-2014 03:54 PM
nillo I'm with neni on the interpretation of 'forward stance.' It has been my experience that maintaining your current splay is a good place to start when going from duck to forward. I wouldn't go too crazy with the angles like baldylox at first especially in softies. With those angles I have to assume Baldylox is rocking hardboots.
02-04-2014 12:35 PM
baldylox Binding angles depend on your setup and foot size. I am at 55, 50.

Where do you live? There are a few places that rent alpine equipment.
02-04-2014 12:17 PM
neni I'm still a bit puzzled by the "alpine" and will interpret the question as "I want to try forward angles"

The three very(!) fast and beautifully deep carving guys of my pack ride with +30/+15 or +12, unchanged many moons, so these angles seem to work well.
And yes, it's a bit tricky to ride switch with them, however possible. One of the three even carves switch (or is it fakie?). I can hardly do falling leaf with my +24/+12
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