Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West of Lansing
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I have a question for you related to this Snowolf. I've read in numerous places that if you have your front foot angled too shallow, say less than 12 degrees, that it makes turning "unnecessarily difficult". This whole season I've been going back and forth between +12 and +9 on my front foot, +12 being the new angle I keep testing out, mainly because I read somewhere that anything less than +12 is not generally recommended.
I am comfortable enough riding either way, but there certainly is a noticeable difference between these two settings for me. The biggest thing I notice is that with the +12 setting I seem to have more difficulty initiating toeside turns on steeper hills and when I try to ride a heelside edge on flatter slopes for speed it tends to pull me into a heelside turn when I don't want to. Does this make any sense?
I've been tempted to go back to the +9 angle because these problems seem to lessen somewhat when I do but I was under the impression that no one really runs anything less than +12 on the front foot.
Also, if you have the time, can you comment specifically how a deeper angle (i.e. -6 vs -3) on your back foot affects your turning? I used to ride +9, -3 but went to -6 on the back foot a couple of times this year and can't really decide whether I like it or not.
Thanks in advance for any insight on this. All the things I've read done seem to address how angles affect your riding aside from the generic "three types of stance, apline, duck, etc." I have a hard time finding info on how stance angles affect turning and what not.
Last edited by trapper; 03-15-2013 at 02:36 PM.