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Old 12-27-2013, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently got back to snowboarding after a devasating knee injury. Seems lately ive been having trouble getting back into it. I was by no means an amzing snowboarder before I got hurt but could put together consitant carves. Now it seems I cant put together any decent carves just skided turns. Anyway I dont have much canting going on but can add more and stance is 18,5. This is the setup up I rode before any advice on how I can change up my stance or canting in my benefit?. Also have a regular stance and the injured knee is the right or back foot.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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18.5 stance? are you very short?
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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18.5 stance? are you very short?
I believe he's refering to his binding angles. 18 degrees front and 5/-5 rear cant's tell.

OP if you're at 5 or -5 on the rear you could try increasing your angles either more forward/more duck. You should play around with your binding angles and stance width to find what works for you. What worked for you before the injury sounds like it isn't going to work any more.

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Old 12-27-2013, 03:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe he's refering to his binding angles. 18 degrees front and 5/-5 rear cant's tell.

OP if you're at 5 or -5 on the rear you could try increasing your angles either more forward/more duck. You should play around with your binding angles and stance width to find what works for you. What worked for you before the injury sounds like it isn't going to work any more.
Yea 18 front and 5 + in the back hmmm never thought about widing the stance im about 6'2 280 so thinking maybe widing the stance might help. Maybe mess around with some canting this weekend to.
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Since he's talking about "carving." I'm assuming that he's at +5 on the rear foot. Seems like most of the guys I see focused on carving lines all have forward angles on both feet. Hard or soft booters.

Is that harder on ones knees than riding a +\- angled stance? Curious.

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....hmmm never thought about widing the stance im about 6'2 280 so thinking maybe widing the stance might help. Maybe mess around with some canting this weekend to.
Canting might help some, but I Dunno if widening your stance would be better for the knees. Last season I opened up my stance on two of my twin boards from around the 20-21+ in mark to at or over 24 inches. I noticed that nowadays I get more slight aches in my knees. Not 100% sure the wider stance is the cause, but thought I'd mention it. (...I have no major knee injuries, but I do have arthritis. Hasn't been a problem in my knees in the past, but who knows. Getting older every year!)
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Since he's talking about "carving." I'm assuming that he's at +5 on the rear foot. Seems like most of the guys I see focused on carving lines all have forward angles on both feet. Hard or soft booters.

Is that harder on ones knees than riding a +\- angled stance? Curious.
A forward stance isn't harder on the knees than duck, a wide/too wide stance can be brutal on the knees. Probably the biggest benefit of canting in bindings is relieving knee pressure, especially for those that have really wide stances
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