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03-03-2011 08:44 PM
BliND KiNK -.- I need a prestige so people ask my advice, I'll give it time... I would say adjust it slowly towards the max taking a run in between each adjustment... depending on your bindings this should be relatively quick... and just keep doing it until you find a good setting for you or when you notice the skid is lessening from the heelside carves.
03-03-2011 02:05 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I will second Kink's advice here. Always take advantage of your equipment options to assist your riding. Forward lean is huge in maintaining good, responsive heelside turns. Ironically it also helps your toeside too. The main reason for this is it allows you to maintain higher edge angle heelside without inclination (leaning back) thus keeps the edge locked in with your weight stacked over the board. It helps toeside because it tends to force you to ride with the knees bent and in a better athletic stance.

Forward lean for freeride and none for park; especially jibbing where unwanted edging is super bad.
Interesting. What do you recommend for forward lean? I've always had it straight back. Medium? Max? I mostly freeride getting good at it, not many jumps ... yet.
03-03-2011 10:50 AM
BliND KiNK Having it rotated forward could cause you to put too much weight on it at an unnatural angle... resulting in a knee injury... meniscus I believe.. no for carving if you are -15/15 or regular 15/-15 concentrate on not twisting that back knee too much.

I did it for a while and have a bad left knee.. and after a day of riding like that I could barely walk the next day.

So tl;dr no.
03-03-2011 10:48 AM
jlm1976
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Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
Sorry to hijack the thread, but quick question for carving with duck stance. Where should my back knee be? As normal in duck stance or semi-aimed towards the front of the board?
You'll want to have your shoulders and hips rotated to the inside of the turn which will re orient your back knee a little more forward. But I wouldn't actively turn the back knee towards the front of the board or tuck it towards your front knee. This will take pressure off the back half of the board and be more likely to generate skid. If you feel like you need more pressure forward, it probably means that you aren't moving your weight forward far enough at the start of the turn or that you are moving your weight back too soon in your turn. For really aggressive heelsides in duck stance I find that I need to leave my weight forward longer in my turn than when on toeside.
03-03-2011 07:48 AM
Alexander Sorry to hijack the thread, but quick question for carving with duck stance. Where should my back knee be? As normal in duck stance or semi-aimed towards the front of the board?
03-02-2011 08:54 AM
BliND KiNK
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Originally Posted by shirtandnopants View Post
I live up on a mountain in a cave

when would you have your bindings not giving you any front lean?
The reason why I wouldn't is for if I'm in the terrain park... I can't balance as well with forward lean on... maybe the whole flat footed thing... not sure yet.. but giving lessons you have to stop and stand a lot while explaining things to your students ( if you will ). The only drawback of forward lean on your bindings is that it will wear you down a little faster, that's why I say find a medium to where you can do your carves but not fatigue your legs too much.

And no I don't mean forward lean will make you take one run and want to go home, you just have to take time and build up those muscles just like any other ones you've developed
03-01-2011 06:21 PM
shirtandnopants
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Originally Posted by BliND KiNK View Post
...Well hell, look at it like this... you are using your equipment against you instead of for you.. I say instead of practicing you just change the settings to give you some forward lean... take a few runs and see if it doesn't help tremendously the way I believe it will... and if I'm wrong then you can come back and say hey kink you were wrong... then I will find where you live, because I'm never wrong
I live up on a mountain in a cave

when would you have your bindings not giving you any front lean?
03-01-2011 06:11 PM
BliND KiNK ...Well hell, look at it like this... you are using your equipment against you instead of for you.. I say instead of practicing you just change the settings to give you some forward lean... take a few runs and see if it doesn't help tremendously the way I believe it will... and if I'm wrong then you can come back and say hey kink you were wrong... then I will find where you live, because I'm never wrong
03-01-2011 05:21 PM
shirtandnopants
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Originally Posted by BliND KiNK View Post
do you have any forward lean on your bindings? that will help a lot.. I ride with no forward lean and have this problem.. but two notches of forward lean and I hold them much easier.... but giving lessons with forward lean is a big no no for me.
No they're in the most upgright position possible. I'll give it a shot next session if my carving doesn't improve with practice
03-01-2011 04:40 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by BliND KiNK View Post
do you have any forward lean on your bindings? that will help a lot.. I ride with no forward lean and have this problem.. but two notches of forward lean and I hold them much easier.... but giving lessons with forward lean is a big no no for me.
same question...
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