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Today 08:08 AM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by Mihai Cristian View Post
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 .
Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 01:13 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Mihai Cristian View Post
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.
Today 12:24 AM
Mihai Cristian I hope i got it ok...












I don;t know it doesn't display the images above...but here is the link to the gallery: postimg.org/gallery/1q3rkjpy2
Yesterday 05:52 PM
Wiredsport Hi Mikai,

Please also take a photo of the base of the board showing the toe and heel overhang of the boot in the same photo. The width measurement that we need is from edge to edge, measured on the base of the board (not the deck) directly under where your bindings are mounted.
Yesterday 05:20 PM
MMSlasher
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Hi Mihai,

It is not at all unusual for a board's actual length to be different than the "name" length. Let's get a width measurement (edge to edge) at the inserts that you are using. Please also post some pics of your setup showing your bindings and with boots tightly laced and fully strapped in to the bindings.
What? No "strip your foot butt naked and kick you heal up against a wall"? Are you evolving
Yesterday 03:52 PM
Mihai Cristian
here it is

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.

















Yesterday 02:34 PM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by Mihai Cristian View Post
I have 177cm, 73KG. My foot size is 26cm. I already have boots Rome Stomp Navy Boa Size 8 (40.5 EU). Curent bindigs are Raven S600. Current board size...hmm...on the invoice it says 155CM, if i measure it i get 153 but on the graphics, near the binding i have the number "56", so this could stand for 156cm...so i am not so sure about the size. But on the below link i don;t see size 155, so i don't think this model has a 155 version, like it says on the invoice.

snowdb.com/catalog/voelkl/2012/dash

Now i see it says wide on the link :\. How can it be wide? I only wear size 8, and the boot is at it's limits. Wide is for people with big foots.

Later edit: I measured the waist also and i got 248mm, so according to the site above it is a 153cm. But that "wide" specification i think is wrong.
Hi Mihai,

It is not at all unusual for a board's actual length to be different than the "name" length. Let's get a width measurement (edge to edge) at the inserts that you are using. Please also post some pics of your setup showing your bindings and with boots tightly laced and fully strapped in to the bindings.
Yesterday 01:57 PM
Mihai Cristian I have 177cm, 73KG. My foot size is 26cm. I already have boots Rome Stomp Navy Boa Size 8 (40.5 EU). Curent bindigs are Raven S600. Current board size...hmm...on the invoice it says 155CM, if i measure it i get 153 but on the graphics, near the binding i have the number "56", so this could stand for 156cm...so i am not so sure about the size. But on the below link i don;t see size 155, so i don't think this model has a 155 version, like it says on the invoice.

snowdb.com/catalog/voelkl/2012/dash

Now i see it says wide on the link :\. How can it be wide? I only wear size 8, and the boot is at it's limits. Wide is for people with big foots.

Later edit: I measured the waist also and i got 248mm, so according to the site above it is a 153cm. But that "wide" specification i think is wrong.
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