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Old 02-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up guys. I want to start riding switch but I have my bindings set for riding reg. What are some recomendations for setting my board up for switch? I believe Im at 12 in the front and 15 in the back.
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You currently have your bindings +12/-15?
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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not 100 on that, for some reason that sounds bad to me lol. I will check as soon as I stop being lazy and go get the board off the rack lol.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like true duck style for riding both directions. +15/-15
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Whats up guys. I want to start riding switch but I have my bindings set for riding reg. What are some recomendations for setting my board up for switch? I believe Im at 12 in the front and 15 in the back.





Never have your back foot wider than your front. Never. The least of the issues being the potential for injury.

Some people like true duck- +15/-15

If you aren't used to that something like +12/-12 may be better to transition.

I've recently set up my new board with +15/-12, but I have been riding switch more and more. I will probably bump out to /-15 before season's end.

Anything but a forward stance is conducive to switch riding.
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When I bought my first board, the guy asked me what degrees I used before on my rental and told him before I was just 0/0. He said that was hard for people very new (it was my first time boarding and I did horrible) and he set me to 9/9. I see a lot of you use more 12/15 etc. Is 9/9 ok? Is it easier to go 12/15 or other degrees?
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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+12/-15? What? Why would you want your back angle at a higher angle negatively than your front?
Or did you mean +12/+15? Again, you wouldn't want your back foot angles further forward than your front.

Maybe though you meant 15 for front and -12 for back. If so, this makes sense but I am confused
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Anything ducked is fine for switch, although true duck makes things easier.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I actually tried setting my stance at +12 / -6 for a powder day, and kept it, and am surprised to find that switch riding is very easy with the -6 on the back stance. It makes leaning back in powder easier for me as well, without having to set the stance back too much. I have even tried it at 0 and liked it for switch as well. I guess everyone is different though. Duck stance is great for tricks, not so much for powder.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i tried doing a true duck and it was just too uncomfortable for me. im not great at swith but i can land in it which is good enough i guess for me....
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