T Bars - Where do you put your back foot? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-2012, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
eXc
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Default T Bars - Where do you put your back foot?

Hi All,

First question here. I have searched and haven't been able to find any information on this on the net (google/youtube/forums), which I find very strange.

I am curious about where you put your rear foot, and why, while on T Bars?

All my mates I ride with (including myself), put their rear foot at the rear binding (typical location of stomp pad).

I have spoken to a few people that say it's easier if you put your rear foot in the centre, or towards the front. They claim it takes weight of the front leg and makes a much easier ride. They also claim better control when you need to steer.

I have just bought another stomp pad and put it to the centre/front. The season here in Australia is over, so I'll have to wait till next year to try it, but I am just curious what others have found?

Cheers
Chris
eXc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-02-2012, 02:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eXc View Post
Hi All,

First question here. I have searched and haven't been able to find any information on this on the net (google/youtube/forums), which I find very strange.

I am curious about where you put your rear foot, and why, while on T Bars?

All my mates I ride with (including myself), put their rear foot at the rear binding (typical location of stomp pad).

I have spoken to a few people that say it's easier if you put your rear foot in the centre, or towards the front. They claim it takes weight of the front leg and makes a much easier ride. They also claim better control when you need to steer.

I have just bought another stomp pad and put it to the centre/front. The season here in Australia is over, so I'll have to wait till next year to try it, but I am just curious what others have found?

Cheers
Chris
I usually switch it up when I ride T-bars. I do find that moving your feet closer together makes it easier, but I feel it is less balanced. What I find works best is to stick your foot in your back binding without strapping in. Provides more control and feels natural.
ColoRADical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Reformed Creep-o-saurus
 
poutanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,422
Default

Lose the stomp pads you girly girl! lol

Anyway, I ride a fair bit of t-bars and platter lifts (I think they're called something else in your part of the world).

It's all about being comfortable, I wouldn't say there's a "best position" for all to follow. I probably tend to have my foot up close to my front foot. Makes standing feel a little more natural, and the tail of the board just drags behind me.

I wouldn't over think it, just try different things and do what you like!

Oh and stomp pads are overrated. About 5-6 years ago my stomp pad fell off my old board. I went to buy a new one and my buddy said "What for? You don't need it..." so I tried without and wallah, I'm still here to talk about it.
poutanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,314
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Lose the stomp pads you girly girl! lol

Anyway, I ride a fair bit of t-bars and platter lifts (I think they're called something else in your part of the world).

It's all about being comfortable, I wouldn't say there's a "best position" for all to follow. I probably tend to have my foot up close to my front foot. Makes standing feel a little more natural, and the tail of the board just drags behind me.

I wouldn't over think it, just try different things and do what you like!

Oh and stomp pads are overrated. About 5-6 years ago my stomp pad fell off my old board. I went to buy a new one and my buddy said "What for? You don't need it..." so I tried without and wallah, I'm still here to talk about it.
Do what you want, but stomp pads are great when it's either very cold and your topsheet gets icey or conditions are wet and it gets slippery. I have seen plenty of "Core" guys flail from their foot randomly slipping off the topsheet.

Depends on the T-bar setup, but I ride the one here with both feet strapped in. There's a minor slope that leads to the loading spot so there's no reason to get unstrapped.
__________________
PowderHound and TreeNinja
HoboMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Reformed Creep-o-saurus
 
poutanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,422
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
Do what you want, but stomp pads are great when it's either very cold and your topsheet gets icey or conditions are wet and it gets slippery. I have seen plenty of "Core" guys flail from their foot randomly slipping off the topsheet.
BAH I say! I've been in all different conditions with no stomp pad, if you're trying to push the board around with your back foot that's the root of the problem. You're strapped in on the front, make adjustments with the front and the back is just along for the ride.

BAH!
poutanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
BoardWalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 600
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
stomp pads are great when it's either very cold and your topsheet gets icey or conditions are wet and it gets slippery. I have seen plenty of "Core" guys flail from their foot randomly slipping off the topsheet.
Yep, sign me up for some grip on my topsheet.
BoardWalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 07:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
eXc
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks for the replies so far.

I have always had a stomp at the rear binding, but when i have tried to use the middle with no stomp, i can't get any grip whatsoever.

But...lets not turn this into a stomp debate!
eXc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 07:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
timmytard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: I can see Santa shoveling his driveway
Posts: 2,064
Default

The problem is, your sticking the bar through your legs.

Ya got to hold it like your being towed behind a boat.

Then your foot goes where it always does, right in front of your back binding.

Then you can carve back & forth, practice your one footers.

It's way better!!

TT
__________________
If whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.

Then I am so close to immortality
timmytard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 02:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
fattrav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,087
Default

If im riding with the tee between my legs, my rear foot goes at either the front of my rear binding or right up by my front foot. If im riding when the tee on the back of my hip, my foot goes infront of the rear binding. I use a couple of stomp dots in both places as the slush can stick to the underside of your boots and make the top sheet fairly slippery.
__________________
Never Summer SL153 & Atomic Hatchet 159
Burton CO2
Nitro Teams
fattrav is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 119
Default

If you're not worried about your top sheet, throw some longboard grip tape on there and your foot will stay put.
ColoRADical is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums