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Dago91 03-14-2014 07:11 PM

angles for a beginner.
 
So I am taking my good friend out to board for the first time on Sunday and was wondering what binding angles I should setup for him?

Was thinking 15/0 or should I maybe crank out the rear too a -4 or something.

He is regular and riding one of my old boards and binding setup.

Thanks for the input.

lab49232 03-14-2014 07:20 PM

I would highly recommend puting some angle on the back foot. Positive angle even if you really want but leaving it at 0 is a no go. It can make your foot to long over the board and doesn't help you gain control on either edge. Most beginners start at +15/-15 and that's what I always recommend.

Dago91 03-14-2014 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by lab49232 (Post 1614074)
I would highly recommend puting some angle on the back foot. Positive angle even if you really want but leaving it at 0 is a no go. It can make your foot to long over the board and doesn't help you gain control on either edge. Most beginners start at +15/-15 and that's what I always recommend.

You recommend duck? Gotta say that's the first I have heard that.

24WERD 03-14-2014 07:47 PM

go 15/ 0 or -3 or -6 on the back leg

scotty100 03-14-2014 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by lab49232 (Post 1614074)
Most beginners start at +15/-15 and that's what I always recommend.

I would disagree on that too, +15/-3, +15/-6, +12/-3, +12/-6 were the various angles recommended to me when starting out.

I've stuck with +15/-6 and +12/-6 ever since depending on board type...

ItchEtrigR 03-14-2014 08:05 PM

Maybe whatever your friend feels comfortable with...

flysolo. 03-15-2014 12:17 PM

When I first snowboarded I started at +15/-9 a good snowboarder told me it's a good starting point with versatility but everybody has their own preferences

lab49232 03-15-2014 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Dago91 (Post 1614122)
You recommend duck? Gotta say that's the first I have heard that.

Almost exclusively recommend duck. Unless you are purely carving or racing (in which case you would want both positive angles, still not 0) you will almost always want to go duck.

I've ridden for many years and was a certified instructor for a number of years as well. Start at 15's and adjust from there. A lot of people here recommend smaller angles due to knees feeling uncomfortable. Canted bindings help with this but the only way to really decide is to play around with them until you find your sweet spot.

francium 03-17-2014 09:45 AM

Everyone I know has started using duck if you have lessons at any of the slopes using rentals they set the board up this way because most learners won't know if they are regular or goofy.

Lamps 03-17-2014 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by 24WERD (Post 1614154)
go 15/ 0 or -3 or -6 on the back leg

Something like this.


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