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Old 03-14-2014, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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go 15/ 0 or -3 or -6 on the back leg
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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...
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Maybe whatever your friend feels comfortable with...
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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
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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.
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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.
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go 15/ 0 or -3 or -6 on the back leg
Something like this.
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