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Old 03-15-2015, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I seem to be suffering with a wierd back knee that always wants to rotate inwards, mainly on toeside or flat base. It doesn't cause me any great issues but doesn't look right. I ride duck stance 15-12 at 23". Is there any remedy for this or do I have to just force myself to rotate the knee outwards?


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Old 03-15-2015, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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narrow your stance. how tall are you?
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The remedy is make sure your pelvis is parallel with the board instead of tilting forward.
Also bend your front knee and keep your upper body inline with the board.
Honestly, it doesn't really matter as long as you can ride.
People get too carried away with proper stance yet all the pros have a bent back knees.

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Old 03-15-2015, 06:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Stay in line with the board and remember to hump and dump.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The remedy is make sure your pelvis is parallel with the board instead of tilting forward.
Also bend your front knee and keep your upper body inline with the board.
Honestly, it doesn't really matter as long as you can ride.
People get too carried away with proper stance yet all the pros have a bent back knees.
I agree with this. I couldn't see the picture before. Seems fine...

I guarantee my stance is sloppy, I have never really looked at it to try and fix it to make it look perfect, I feel fine though. When I am on choppy snow I ride heavy on my back leg with a loose knee, I am guessing it looks like your picture.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I thought it was due to my hips/shoulders being slightly open. Will work on trying to keep them more inline with the board. Are there any other drills for staying parallel? I've tried holding my rear pocket with my back hand but still end up in the same position. Would evening up the stance help? Another picture of it here. I'm 6ft1.

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Pulling your arms inside your knees would help square that up. Stop riding with the invisible girlfriend, she's a bitch
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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maybe try going completely duck with the rear foot ... even a bit more?

i suffered from the same problem for a while, the one trick that an instructor tried with me worked quite well : imagine you have a huge beachball between your legs at all times.

this became part of my "scan" that i run through continuously when i ride :

- are my knees bent?
- are my knees pushed out to the tips of the board ... where's the beachball?
- is my back straight?
- is my core engaged?
- are my hands loosely by my sides/not flailing around?
- are my shoulders in line with the board?
- is my neck the only thing that is twisted to allow my head to face in the correct direction?
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maybe try going completely duck with the rear foot ... even a bit more?

i suffered from the same problem for a while, the one trick that an instructor tried with me worked quite well : imagine you have a huge beachball between your legs at all times.

this became part of my "scan" that i run through continuously when i ride :

- are my knees bent?
- are my knees pushed out to the tips of the board ... where's the beachball?
- is my back straight?
- is my core engaged?
- are my hands loosely by my sides/not flailing around?
- are my shoulders in line with the board?
- is my neck the only thing that is twisted to allow my head to face in the correct direction?
Agreed....
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've been reading more and more about "proper form." I do the same thing as OP with my back knee. I typically set my rear binding with a flat or just a little bit off of flat (in either direction) depending on what board I'm riding and what conditions I'm riding in. I typically set my front with toes forward by about 21 degrees. Personally, I like the way the tilted-forward back knee feels and looks. I like being able to focus my center of gravity in a very narrow spot on the board by tilting in. Is this a terrible thing to do? I ask because I've been riding for more than a decade. I recognize that I may be wrong. I have never had any lessons or training. Can someone tell me why this form is (apparently) discouraged? I feel like a lot of pros used to ride like this maybe 10 or 15 years ago. I'm not sure if they still do or not because I don't watch snowboarding vids anymore.

While I'm at it, I also like to rotate my shoulders into the invisible girlfriend position sometimes --usually as I am coming out of a big turn. I guess this means that I like to rotate my waist. I don't do it all the time. But I do it sometimes and I like how it feels to get my shoulders well away from parallel with my board. Feel like I should add that I'm an old guy and I never ride in the park. I can handle hardpacked diamonds with decent lines and without skidding.

Any insight y'all can provide would be much appreciated.
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