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Old 12-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The angles of my stance are +18 +6 i usually ride only on groomed trails and occasionally hit up the terrain park. Do you think that's a good stance or should i change it? I don't want to mess up my knees or anything. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you really mean +18 / -6?

Are both of your feet pointing the same direction or are they pointing different ways.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The angles of my stance are +18 +6 i usually ride only on groomed trails and occasionally hit up the terrain park. Do you think that's a good stance or should i change it? I don't want to mess up my knees or anything. Thanks!
That's a bit of a subjective question... Whether or not binding angles "work" depends on what your body is telling you.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The better question would be do you ride switch? For years I ran +15/+8 for all mountain. It's a great stance for carving but made fakie on a directional board a bear. If you venture into the park, your going to eventually need to learn switch so maybe try 15/-8 or just go all out and 15/-15. I've recently switched to 15/-15 and so far I'm really enjoying it and kicking myself for not experimenting years ago. It's so easy to get stuck in our ways....
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Positive angles can be fun, and are great if you want to rip some carves, I tried it for a few runs but eventually went back to my normal goofy somewhat duck stance of 15/-8ish.

+/+ is a bitch if you get stuck where you have to be in switch.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i used to ride +15/-3 when i was beginning but since then i've developed quite the taste for freestyle and switch. i changed my stance 3 degrees at a time until i became comfortable with it and ducked it out more. i rode +15/-15 for the last few seasons but recently changed up to +12/-12 in hopes that it'll help engage my toe edge more as i found that i tend to rest on my heel edge with too much of a ducked angle. been 5 days of riding so far and its noticeably better. just play around with a few stances and dial in the one that works best for u.
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