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Old 03-03-2011, 06:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but quick question for carving with duck stance. Where should my back knee be? As normal in duck stance or semi-aimed towards the front of the board?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but quick question for carving with duck stance. Where should my back knee be? As normal in duck stance or semi-aimed towards the front of the board?
You'll want to have your shoulders and hips rotated to the inside of the turn which will re orient your back knee a little more forward. But I wouldn't actively turn the back knee towards the front of the board or tuck it towards your front knee. This will take pressure off the back half of the board and be more likely to generate skid. If you feel like you need more pressure forward, it probably means that you aren't moving your weight forward far enough at the start of the turn or that you are moving your weight back too soon in your turn. For really aggressive heelsides in duck stance I find that I need to leave my weight forward longer in my turn than when on toeside.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Having it rotated forward could cause you to put too much weight on it at an unnatural angle... resulting in a knee injury... meniscus I believe.. no for carving if you are -15/15 or regular 15/-15 concentrate on not twisting that back knee too much.

I did it for a while and have a bad left knee.. and after a day of riding like that I could barely walk the next day.

So tl;dr no.
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I will second Kink's advice here. Always take advantage of your equipment options to assist your riding. Forward lean is huge in maintaining good, responsive heelside turns. Ironically it also helps your toeside too. The main reason for this is it allows you to maintain higher edge angle heelside without inclination (leaning back) thus keeps the edge locked in with your weight stacked over the board. It helps toeside because it tends to force you to ride with the knees bent and in a better athletic stance.

Forward lean for freeride and none for park; especially jibbing where unwanted edging is super bad.
Interesting. What do you recommend for forward lean? I've always had it straight back. Medium? Max? I mostly freeride getting good at it, not many jumps ... yet.
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-.- I need a prestige so people ask my advice, I'll give it time... I would say adjust it slowly towards the max taking a run in between each adjustment... depending on your bindings this should be relatively quick... and just keep doing it until you find a good setting for you or when you notice the skid is lessening from the heelside carves.
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