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Old 12-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do highback adjustments affect turns?

I just went snowboarding for m first time this past sunday using my own board. I used to go all the time. Then last season I went a few times and decided that this year I will get a board and go allot. So I got a board and amongst a few huge differences between normal equipment and rental equipment I found that I wasn't really able to just ride in a straight line. Meaning that I was always turning toe side for some reason so I was always going heel side to keep going staright when I needed too. I am using Flow flight 2 bindings and i really like them. I was in and out of them in a second! Most of the time I didn't even have to sit in the anow to get in I did just bent down and locked in. I didn't do any adjustments to the highbacks at all though. I was wondering if adjusting highbacks affects turning or anything else? Meaning maybe it's just pushing my legs too forward?

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Old 12-22-2010, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Generally speaking, with more forward lean the board will feel edgier and responsive(carving). With less it will be easier to ride flat based (rails, boxes).

Experiment, find out what works for you.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have an arched highback and you aren;t bending your knees it'll force the board on the heelside edge. I would suggest riding with zero lean and making small adjustments to it throughout the day to find what works for you. If you are riding park or freestyle it helps to not have any forward lean. I personally hate having the highback arched because I have to be constantly bending my knees and it tires the hell out of my legs. If you are doing aggressive freeriding the angle on the bindings would for sure help in responsiveness.
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