Angles for Beginners
I spend a lot of my snow time taking school kids to the snow and teaching them to ride. We (teachers and resort instructors) spend most of our week looking at technique through skill progressions to improve, but their stance angles get very little attention, unless they are particularly crazy. Its usually whatever the hire shop has the board set up as. And as we have used different shops over the years they each send out the boards at different angles. I'd like to set the kids up with the best chance of success. Now I understand angles are a personal thing and the best way to find your own is to play around with them till you find something that feels best, but beginners need to start with something, so is there an industry rule for beginners or what are the opinions out there? Ideally I'd like kids to be trying to ride switch during the week, so a duck stance of around +9, -9 is what I am currently suggesting. If a beginner is really stuggling will moving to a more positive stance help them like +9, 0?
Any thoughts or experiences in this would be appreciated.