Are you talking about carving heel side? How do you get forward lean in your bindings that way? Trying to curl your toes upwards towards your shins? I understand the concept of forward lean in the bindings when carving toe side.
The one caveat I can think of is if you have a really flexible board. If it's a super loose board, tucking that knee in too much can cause you to wash out.
The A-Frame is one of the stiffest ALl mountain board you can find. Forward lean makes your calf push on the back of the binding soooner, because of the angle, and your edge engages sooner. Not too much..Just enough to carve perfectly. I do ride with both pos angles generally 21-18 for carving 18-9 for all else
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I ride with little forward lean myself and don't like having much. As for the tucking in the back knee; this is more for people with forward stance angles. It really does very little with a duck stance and using the front foot is where the most effective steering comes from. A surfer will naturally tend to concentrate more on the rear foot due to habit.
Snowolf, have you ever experimented with driving both knees in towards each other at the end of a carve turn. then just before switching edge drive them back out. POP..!
Normal riding stance, cruse on a blue run with a fair amount of speed with nice wide open carves, try to stay centred, not to much front and back foot steering going on and give it a go. I know it's not really 'traditional' but defiantly fun. Would be good to hear your thoughts!
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