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Old 02-09-2009, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Catching an edge, overhang. riser pads?

I started snowboarding about a month ago (mid-January), and I can ride pretty decent now, I can go down green runs pretty fast, and blue and black runs I can do as well. I find I have a few problems though, I catch an edge and eat snow quite often on the steeper runs. Ussually I only catch an edge when it's icy, and thats why i stay away from black runs when it's icy cause i don't want to be in pain for the next week. I think it's my toes that cause me to fall cause they hang over my board a little bit. I have a size 13 boot, and I bought a wider board and my feet still hung over with my bindings at 15,-15 angles, so i changed the angles to 21,-21 and that seemed to help a bit, but not enough. Usually the points when my toes catch is when I am riding straight flat based, or in the middle of linking my turns when carving. Also why would I catch my toes and fall more when it's icy rather than when it's fresh snow?

How can i fix this? I have heard of buying risers for your bindings? What do these do?

Please help!! I hate this problem, I like to leave the mountain learning something new every time I go, and this is really preventing me from doing so because I am always scared i could fall when it's icy.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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risers won't do anything because it's not your equipment that's causing your edges to catch

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah like legal stated catching edges are not equipment problems its a technique problem. its all in the technique...
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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as the others said... its not the equipment...

stay on edge.... riding with a flat base means death on ungroomed trails

wouldnt be the first time you float through some powder and WHAM... your edge catches on some hard pack and down you go.
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Ok cool, I'll work on my technique. But my feet hanging over my board shouldn't be a problem?
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you shouldnt really ever be riding flat based in the first place though, stay on your edge you stay in control..
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DOD View Post
Ok cool, I'll work on my technique. But my feet hanging over my board shouldn't be a problem?
i wear a size 15 boot and my feet hang way over my board, and i've never had a problem with catching becuase of them hanging over, just make sure you put the toe ramp all the way to the edge of your board so they push the boot up a bit.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default's definitely technique. Though, you may also want to change your binding angles, duck stance is not very conducive to carving and 42 degrees between your toes is pretty extreme. Maybe try something like 15, -6.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I haven't dragged toes for a while (I haven't really changed my gear so it must have been something funny with my technique) but when I did drag, I would usually wash out, not catch an edge.

I think the rule of thumb is less than 1 inch overhang and you're OK. If you're way over that, I guess you could think about changing your equipment but like these guys said, prolly should worry about technique first
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Fixing it

Check out Edge Risers Shop
They take care of any problems with possible toe overhanging and help with edging.
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