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Old 03-07-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to snowboarding, been 6-7 times and today I had some problems with my left (front knee). I ride left foot forward, with m front binding at about 14 degrees and my rear binding at about 6 degrees. Both are forward facing so I am not riding duck footed.

I have Burton Custom bindings and Burton Ozone boots.

Any one have any suggestions on the what my issue might be today with my front knee?


If it is useful, I ride a 155 board and I am 5"8.

I really appreciate any input or suggestions that anyone has for me.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How wide is the stance of you bindings? i.e. from middle of base plate front to middle of base plate back
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I don't know exactly as I am at work and don't have the board with me, but when I setup the bindings originally I put them on the closest position that they could be set on.
At my local ski shop, they felt that they bindings were in a good spot, but feel really drives angles and stance width. I am starting to wonder if I should reduce the angle on my front foot a little.
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Your degrees are not all that extereme. I used to ride with a forward stance of 25 and 12 before going duck. By the sound of it your stance width might be a little narrow if you are set-up at the closest position you can get with the bindings. I am willing to bet that you can widen your stance and that might help free up your knees to bend more naturally and decrease the knee pain.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I adjusted my bindings to 6 front and -3 back. I find that the most comfortable. You should try adjusting them at home and see what feels natural. I also find that when I ride with shorter boards I prefer smaller angles on my bindings. I usually ride a 155 and I am 5'11.
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when does it hurt? while you're riding or after riding? It could just as easily be muscle fatigue from riding. You mentioned you're new to snowboarding so it might just be muscles getting tired.
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