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Yesterday 04:23 PM
Mihai Cristian If i get the Raven Gravy 2016 board, gullwing profile, what bindings should i get? And also, what lenght? 151 or 154? I think that i should go for a 151 (freestyle) based on my height (177cm) and 73-74 Kg.

Here are the sizes:

Yesterday 04:13 PM
Mihai Cristian Well, they are at their maximum limit. As you can see in the image bellow i can't move the bindings more, to get a biger overhang toe...

Yesterday 03:39 PM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by Mihai Cristian View Post
Here is the photos with the new settings. I moved the bindigs to the point where i have 26CM. Also I made the nose longer then the tail and put a 0 degree on the back foot (right is the same, 15) so i would force myself to only ride with the right foot forward.

https://postimg.org/gallery/vw230stc/

If it's not ok, i can move the binding back to the edge because inside the binding, the pad on witch the boot stay, is adjustable. I can slide it forward. Now is fully backed
Hi,

Your foot is still much too far off the heel edge. Sadly it looks like your bindings have no other settings that will allow for your foot to be adjusted further forward. This binding is too large. This combination of too wide a board and poor centering will make riding very difficult.

Yesterday 02:53 PM
Mihai Cristian Here is the photos with the new settings. I moved the bindigs to the point where i have 26CM. Also I made the nose longer then the tail and put a 0 degree on the back foot (right is the same, 15) so i would force myself to only ride with the right foot forward.

https://postimg.org/gallery/vw230stc/
Yesterday 02:35 PM
Wiredsport
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ok let me see if i understood...the bindigs are mounted in the wide part of the board and this is wrong. Also, i need to move them more to the edge on the toes, because the heel is very back.
Not quite. The board does not narrow enough (even at the innermost inserts) to fully correct this problem. Only a narrower board will do that (suggested). I would not suggest changing your stance width if that stance width feels correct. In terms of your heels being too far over the heelside edge, yes they are. We are looking to center your feet so that you have an equal amount of toe and heel overhang. Again, we are trying to center your feet, not the boots or the bindings.
Yesterday 12:56 PM
Mihai Cristian ok let me see if i understood...the bindigs are mounted in the wide part of the board and this is wrong. Also, i need to move them more to the edge on the toes, because the heel is very back.
Yesterday 08:08 AM
Wiredsport
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I hope i got it ok...

Hi Mihai,

Got it. You have two significant issues that are holding you back.

1. Your foot is 26 cm but your board is 26.4 cm at the inserts that you use. When you factor in stance angle, your feet are going to be ~1.5 cm inside the confines of the board's edges. That makes riding very difficult for new riders as it becomes difficult to leverage the board's edges.

2. You have your bindings mounted so that you have a significant amount of heel overhang and negative toe overhang. This makes it extremely difficult to get positive toeside turns and leads to that board driving you feeling that you mentioned.

I am very confident that once you have corrected your gear issues that your learning curve will see a dramatic upturn .
Yesterday 03:19 AM
Snow Hound I can pretty much guarantee that you need to get your weight further forward - to commit more weight to your front foot. Almost everyone struggles with this at first.
Yesterday 02:11 AM
Mihai Cristian When i was a kid and did ice slide, i used my right foot. Also, in the begining, at first year when i got my board i tried both feet, left and right and it felt better with my right foot in front. I want to change the board, mainly because last year i put my nephew on a board and it was instant love for him also. He got me gelous, after 3 days he rided far better then i was after 2 years, but being a kid you have less fear and you learn so much faster. So i want to pass him my Volkl (he is taller then me at 14 years old... 178cm) and get a new one for me and i said to myself, well , if i change the board i should get something that would help me more initiate turns, progress more. But there are so many variations of boards and so many opinions and i got confused. But maybe you are right and i suck if i didn;t progressed in 3 years . I will also get a lesson with an instructor, see what i'm doing wrong, but like i said, i still need to change the board.
Yesterday 01:13 AM
poutanen
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I think, one mistake i've made is that i set a 0 stance. Being a directional board i should move the bidings a little bit more to the tail, correct?

Oh and by the way i am riding with my right foot in front (i am right handed also). Sometimes i ride switch, not because i want to but because the board rides me, instead i ride her... Also, i have a narrow feet and my heel raises a little bit. Do you have any trick i could try to keep the heel in place? I am using some ski/snowboards socks from Blizard, it helps but not entirely.
Hi, at this point I think lessons would benefit you much more than a new board. A 153 is about the right size for you in length, and the easy camber should be no big deal. Lessons are really important in the beginning, and then there's a period you can spend a while learning on your own, then a lesson every year or so can help get you over a hump.

That said, has anybody ever tested you to find which is your dominant front foot? There's a few tests for this, the push test, the slide on ice test, etc.

Boot fit is also much more important than camber profile. You mention having heel lift. Head on down to your local shop and try on as many pairs of boots as you can. Mid-week during the day would be best. They should fit snug, with minimal heel lift. There are many good resources on here for proper boot fitting.

I suggest trying these things before worrying about replacing the board.
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