I just noticed today while on the lift at Crystal Mountain MI., Although my footbeds are centered on my board, my boot heel is about an inch-inch & half over the back of the board and my toes are lined right up with the toe edge of the board.
Would this account for my having occasional difficulty in transitioning smoothly to my topside turns? (That was meant to be Toe-side turn,.. stupid auto spell)
I can link my turns and I AM making the toeside turns, but from time to time, they feel like they're hard to initiate "Smoothly"!! Meaning at speed or on a steeper slope, or sharp turn, I sometimes have to do a lot of twisting and jerking my rear foot around to get turned.
And when I get switch,.. I can ride it out straight as long as I'm pressuring the heel edge, I can make a switch heel side turn very easy and comfortably but as soon as I try to initiate a toeside turn switch, I get all wonky & usually spin it out or fall. I almost never make it Back to link another heel side turn.
Is having my toes in line with the edge of the board causing me to lose the leverage needed for a more Fine Tuned controlled turn?
I am just looking for confirmation of my thinking on this. Before I go messing too much with the binding setup. I am riding a lot better & turning but I was wondering if this heel overhang was the reason for my occasional difficulties?
I am riding regular on a directional twin, Arbor Roundhouse - 163 W. Burton Cartel bindings.
BTW, haven't noticed my heel side turns washing out due to the heel overhang.
Any advice appreciated as I'm on the hills all this week on vacation. I would love it if I could finally get comfortable riding & turning switch before this shitty season is over!!
(Going from soft dry fine snow yesterday with temps in the low 20"s to damn near FIFTY FREAKIN' DEGREES today!!!! IN FEBRUARY FOR SHIT SAKE!!!)
Hope It doesn't stay like this the rest of the week!