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02-25-2011 12:03 AM
bsmaven I ride 18 and 0 for years and can ride switch and hit jumps. Its easier on my back knee when you are minus I think it puts pressure on your knee. But just writing about it makes me want to try new stance.
01-29-2011 08:29 AM
Ratsch-Bumm
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Originally Posted by Prime320 View Post
Is there any stance that might help someone handle chop better? Thats my toughest area. I'm a heavy dude and I see my friends make it through it much easier. I seem to deflect off the chop a lot more and bounce WAY out of my groove. 90% of the time that I crash it is because of this reason.
If I understand you right and the chop is something like this:

you must either cut through it or 'lick' it by bending your knees down and up. Down your speed with long arcs, not with the toe edge or heel edge slipping.
01-28-2011 10:36 PM
Prime320 Is there any stance that might help someone handle chop better? Thats my toughest area. I'm a heavy dude and I see my friends make it through it much easier. I seem to deflect off the chop a lot more and bounce WAY out of my groove. 90% of the time that I crash it is because of this reason.
01-28-2011 01:24 PM
KIRKRIDER I need to ride one of those.
01-27-2011 02:14 AM
Ratsch-Bumm
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Originally Posted by pawlo View Post
Nice video. That's an "Alpine" or "race" board. ( Snowboard Carving, Racing, Alpine Snowboarding )
Much stiffer than a regular snowboard. Notice the binding angles ( +30 +30?) and they use stiff ski- like boots to carve deep like that.
Also its have narrower waist to reduce edge changing time. Angles are >45.
01-27-2011 02:05 AM
Ratsch-Bumm
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Originally Posted by outlyr View Post
I guess hard boots allow the rider to reduce their stance like Casper has. I'm sure a narrow stance helps him throw his weight around and really dig in, it probably helps with popping into switch too.
more exactly, they forced to reduce their stances because a wide stance with acute angles prevent knee bending. A narrow stance helps to twist torso more deeply too.
01-26-2011 03:07 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by outlyr View Post
What do you suggest trying it on, a cambered or r/c board?
Nice video. That's an "Alpine" or "race" board. ( Snowboard Carving, Racing, Alpine Snowboarding - Boards, Boots, Bindings, Reviews: Bomber Online in Summit County, Colorado: Welcome!)
Much stiffer than a regular snowboard. Notice the binding angles ( +30 +30?) and they use stiff ski- like boots to carve deep like that.

I have a cambered board (Arbor A-Frame) Try +15 / +12 and see how it feels, a narrower front angle makes bending down to initiate a carve more natural, but it is fatiguing in the long run. I wwent up to +21/ +18 on groomers.

All depends on what you like to ride and what conditions you have.
01-26-2011 01:25 PM
outlyr
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Not in the park, but I do hit lips and drops. Forward stance (18/12) helps a lot when you want to carve and lean toward the nose of the board, while a more open back foot is much more comfortable in powder days when you ride on your back leg most of the times...I tried what felt most comfortable to me sliding on my wood floor after a run.
Not necessarily from jumping, mostly for carving.
What do you suggest trying it on, a cambered or r/c board?
01-26-2011 01:19 PM
outlyr
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Originally Posted by Ratsch-Bumm View Post
That's intense, I've never seen someone carve so deep. I guess hard boots allow the rider to reduce their stance like Casper has. I'm sure a narrow stance helps him throw his weight around and really dig in, it probably helps with popping into switch too.
01-26-2011 01:02 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Do you hit jumps with those angles?
Not in the park, but I do hit lips and drops. Forward stance (18/12) helps a lot when you want to carve and lean toward the nose of the board, while a more open back foot is much more comfortable in powder days when you ride on your back leg most of the times...I tried what felt most comfortable to me sliding on my wood floor after a run.
Not necessarily from jumping, mostly for carving.
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