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Just got back from CO, learned a lot.........

So I just got back from an awesome trip to Colorado. This is my second season snowboarding and this trip did a lot for my confidence. Thanks snowolf for all the advice you provide on this forum, and to everyone else that contributes.

The biggest thing I learned over the last week is that my logic was off regarding how tight to make my bindings. Up until a few days ago, I used to crank my binding straps down as tight as they would possibly go. I just always thought this was necessary to have proper control and to eliminate sloppiness. Unfortunately, when doing this, I would get really bad foot cramps that would affect my riding after just a few minutes. After finally getting pissed off, at the pain, and my feet falling asleep, I decided to loosen my bindings a bit, for one run. When I first did this, I expected to lose a lot of control down the mountain, and thought it would feel sloppy, and that I would crash a lot. Well, to my surprise, the opposite was true. I could finally make it down the mountain without resting, and since my feet did not hurt, I had more control than before.

Anyway, to all others still learning, it is amazing how something so small can hold you back. After loosening my bindings a bit, my riding progressed more in 3 days than it had over the last couple months, since the season started. I guess I finally got hit with the "duh" stick. Now, I can even tail press a little bit, on the flats, which is something I could not figure out when my bindings straps were cranked so tight.
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Glad to hear, you've made some leaps and bounds in your progress, It's always good to hear fellow boarders stoked about their progression!

Take yourself to higher places.
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Great info, I'm still messing with little settings here and there, which make a huge difference. This is one I am definitely going to check out. Another great one is the mess around with the high back angle, finding the right one is game changing.
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I think every time I've strapped a board to my feet, wake or snow, I've learned something. That's the thing I love about this sport is there is endless things to learn and improve.
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I was having the same problem with foot cramp my second time out. My solution was widening my stance a bit and changing the angles.
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