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12-29-2012 06:32 PM
mattybee
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Originally Posted by East告de View Post
+20 is a really really wide angle for your front foot.. i wouldnt be surprised if that knee is turned to far out making your back foot feel awkward
what's a standard angle? I know it's all about comfort but what's pretty common for this stance?
12-29-2012 02:17 PM
East告de +20 is a really really wide angle for your front foot.. i wouldnt be surprised if that knee is turned to far out making your back foot feel awkward
12-28-2012 04:52 PM
mattybee
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Some of the higher end bindings nowadays, have an angled footbed, known as a cant. They come in different heights & angles.

The painful feeling you're having isn't unique to you, many people get it.

Do what I suggested, cut out a piece of foam & put it under your boot, on top of your binding.

This is just what we did to address the problem 20 years ago, before bindings had cants.

Here is someone else's DIY cants, this method just takes a bit longer & is a bit more technical.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...pad-diyer.html

Cutting a little triangle & sticking it there is just the fastest way to get er done.

How about just amuse me, & stick something under there. You don't have to glue it or even stick it there. Just put it there, step on it & do your bindings up.

Pretty please, right fuckin' now.

TT

just tried it. it helps a bit definitely but i tried it again without it and i think it's just something I need to get use to. right now my angles are +20/-10. this feels pretty good besides getting use to the knee thing. Also, bending my knees low also helps
12-28-2012 04:17 PM
LilGanjaNvrHurt Hmm, that's odd. Is the pain really kinda above your knee? If so you're not fit enough. Suck it up and you'll toughen up. I don't know your age if you're under 18 you could most likely be having growing pains. I didn't snowboard when I was younger, but playing roller hockey used to kill my knees. As for binding positioning, You shouldn't go over 30 with both bindings combined. I keep my front foot usually somewhere from 5-15 and my back 0-5 or keep both sides the same if you plan to ride switch but don't go over 30. If your front foot is 15 than your back shouldn't exceed 15. You shouldn't really have issues just try to set a position and get used to it?
12-28-2012 03:29 PM
timmytard Some of the higher end bindings nowadays, have an angled footbed, known as a cant. They come in different heights & angles.

The painful feeling you're having isn't unique to you, many people get it.

Do what I suggested, cut out a piece of foam & put it under your boot, on top of your binding.

This is just what we did to address the problem 20 years ago, before bindings had cants.

Here is someone else's DIY cants, this method just takes a bit longer & is a bit more technical.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...pad-diyer.html

Cutting a little triangle & sticking it there is just the fastest way to get er done.

How about just amuse me, & stick something under there. You don't have to glue it or even stick it there. Just put it there, step on it & do your bindings up.

Pretty please, right fuckin' now.

TT
12-28-2012 01:38 PM
onefutui2e i'm not sure what you mean by fixed position; it shouldn't be that different because your feet should be still. but i'll take your word for it since i can't be there. i'm stumped as well. i'd take eastside's advice, just ride with it and see if it's an adaptation thing.
12-28-2012 01:09 PM
mattybee
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Originally Posted by onefutui2e View Post
certainly: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/wo...g-a-squat1.png

you should be able to look like that first one without too much discomfort. your hips should ideally go lower until they disappear behind the knees, but you're not lifting weights so whatever (i weight train, so i'm a stickler for good form ). again, feet should be flat. if you're having trouble getting your knees there yourself, you can bend over clasping your hands under your chin and use your elbows to shove them out.

trouble with balance in this situation is usually also caused by a lack of flexibility (you're not stretchy enough, basically). but i don't want to turn this into a physical education thread, so just do your best; you're certainly not going to be in a full squat position while you're on the mountain anyway. and yes, i'd make it a point to work on flexibility. i don't know your age or your background, but you WILL thank yourself a lot when you're older.

try that, and also as eastside said about going on the mountain and give it a shot. personally, i never noticed a huge difference strapping on my carpet vs. slope-side, but if it doesn't kill you, why not?
yes I can pretty much do both of those without too much discomfort. but..it's a lot different when i'm strapped into the boots and bindings and my knees/legs are absolutely fixed position.
12-28-2012 12:50 PM
East告de
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah I'm 5'7" and my stance width is 540 mm (21.25")
i actually think im at like 22" or so ironically ..so that seems about right. but i do think thats kind of wide in comparison to most people..i just like feeling like i can kick the tail and tip around like crazy
12-28-2012 12:47 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by East告de View Post
let me know if that helps at all. im 5'8 and i found that my stance was good a little wider and about 12,-9 or so...
Yeah I'm 5'7" and my stance width is 540 mm (21.25")
12-28-2012 12:46 PM
East告de
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Originally Posted by mattybee View Post
trying it with bent knees...as if I were boarding.
let me know if that helps at all. im 5'8 and i found that my stance was good a little wider and about 12,-9 or so...
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