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Old 02-14-2009, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, ive been getting in to snowboarding after some lessons and a few visits to the slopes and i must say i'm just loving it more than i did skiing!!!! Anyway, i have a problem i hope u can help me with.

When i was on a rented board, the turns were easy and fluent and i could link them with ease but since i have purchased a new board, bindings and boots im finding it difficult to do some turns. when im on my heel, im traveling down the hill but it seems the back of my board is leading, yet my (what should be leading foot) is trailing and its making turns hard and when i do turn leading foot down im not in control like i should be but then i manage to complete the turn and end up on my toe, but its incredibly easy to turn from toe to heel which i find weird.

any advice with the set up of my board/bindings or anything you guys experienced when you were at my level of riding experience... any comments appreciated as i just want to get back in the zone with my board again and feel full of confidence again

cheers, Steve
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can try detunining the edges a bit. most rental equipment have beat up/dull edges which make them less catchy
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just throwing another thing out there, for me i found that some difficulty in getting from toe->heel edge was due to the fact my boots were not properly centered over the board. Put your boots in(minus the feet) and take a look, you want equal overlap on both the toe and heel edge in regards to your boot.

If someone put the bindings on for you chances are they just threw them on the centered holes if they didnt actually set it up with you in it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey all, thnks for the responses so far.

The board it seems is directional yes, having just checked it out on some websites it quote "Directional Design" so i guess it is Omatic Boron Snowboard | SaltyPeaks.com

i was doing some good easy and nice linked turns but when i messed with the bindings trying to "tweek" my set up (which one guy said i will need to do) i completely failed and i think i have got it all wrong now. I'll move the bindings to be more central and maybe add some forwards lean. Would it help if i move my left binding out (i'm normal stance) to try to distribute more weight to the front, or perhaps bring the trailing foot in a bit? Oh, and once i find some files, ill detune the front and rear edges a bit but does it help if i file the sides too?

ill give this ago and try to get down to an indore place to just try it out before i get back out on the hills

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