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Old 12-21-2010, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, so this guy I've been talking to has decided he wants to come learn how to snowboard. I'm just getting back into it all so my technique isn't as good as it once was but I'm comfortable with the concepts to be able to tell him and show him the basics. Anyways his roommate has an old board and boots that he said he could borrow...my question is, is there a stance that is typically easier for beginners to learn to ride with? Before we go out I gonna have him strap in to the board anyway to test it out...but I'm just wondering if there was something specific beginners should start with. I can't remember exactly how my board was when I first learned but I think the back foot wasn't at much of an angle...now I ride with my feet completely in a duck position but that's because it's easier for me to ride switch that way.


Any opinions I would appreciate thanks!
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, so this guy I've been talking to has decided he wants to come learn how to snowboard. I'm just getting back into it all so my technique isn't as good as it once was but I'm comfortable with the concepts to be able to tell him and show him the basics. Anyways his roommate has an old board and boots that he said he could borrow...my question is, is there a stance that is typically easier for beginners to learn to ride with? Before we go out I gonna have him strap in to the board anyway to test it out...but I'm just wondering if there was something specific beginners should start with. I can't remember exactly how my board was when I first learned but I think the back foot wasn't at much of an angle...now I ride with my feet completely in a duck position but that's because it's easier for me to ride switch that way.


Any opinions I would appreciate thanks!
It's usually all personal preference, basic stuff like stance width is usually shoulder width. Since you ride switch, a duck or "mirror" stance is perferred. Binding angles are usually personal perference, although it seems like 12* is pretty popular.

There's a site I found that I searched and found helped me a lot. Lemme see if I can find it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This isn't the page I was talking about, but gives good info on stance basics.

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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awesome.. that helps alot! he believes that he'll ride regular, as when he skateboarded that's how he rode (but who really knows what he'll like best once he's out there...). the 12/-9 sounds like a good place to start, i know his roomie has his new board set up with his feet a little more turned out that mine so i'm just assuming that the old one is the same...which mine is 21/-15ish and i know mine were def not that way when i started...the more i think about it i believe i was told to start out with that forward stance thing...which i really had problems with until i experimented with my bindings on my own. but thanks for the info...now we have a place to start, and i'm glad that the place where we are going has a stand where we can adjust things there so it wont be a big hassle to change things if needed.

thanks again
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