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Old 01-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Goofy, noob, what angles should I set binding at?

Okay, so I've just bought my first board and am not exactly sure what angles to set the bindings at. Also, I need to know how the baseplate should go on, what position to put them in (5 pairs of screws equals 4 possible positions for front and back). How tight I should tighten screws etc. I've liked the position that the renal places have put the bindings on, so any idea what that would be?

I'm 5'7", 150 lbs.
The board is 156, bindings are Drake bindings.
(I got this board used.)

Thanks for your help in advance.

-MJ
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally use a -15 21... but I have no idea what rental places use...
I've heard it's a good idea to get into a relaxed semi kneeling stance and use that as a guideline for the angles.

(Goofy love though! We're the best )
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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when ever i set up new riders i usually set them up shoulder width apart and have their angles set at -6, 12, giving their lead foot angled more into a directional position
if i remember correctly, most of the rental boards in my local hill have their bindings set at -6, 6

play around with your angles till you find a setting you feel comfortable riding
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just got back from a trip to Winter Park, and I had mine set at 0, 15(goofy). But the last day I boarded i tried a suggestion which was to set the lead foot to 21 degrees. All my pain that I would get in my front leg went away. So right now i have mine set at 0, 21 and it feels great.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe since you don't know what you like, you can start at 0/0 or +15/0 front/back. Each tick is usually 3 degrees but with some quick math you could verify that.

I personally ride +21/+6

Hand tighten; don't strip the thread or the screw head.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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someone suggested 21,6 to me. Since i wasn't getting any pain in my back leg, i just kept it at 21,0
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I used to ride along the lines of 27/15. Makes riding switch a pain, so I started messing around with the angles again. I'm at 24/-6 now.

Took me several tries to get there because I started with other folks' suggestions which didn't work out, but I eventually just took my natural stance and tried to match that with my bindings (what Snowfox described). Worked out great!
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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After squatting and stuff I set my angles at 12 or so in the front and -6 or so in the back, its been working fine. Thanks for the advice!
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