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Old 09-17-2012, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys Im new here. I live in Florida and go west every year for about a week. Last winter I noticed that my back foot( I'm a regular) felt like I was always on my toes. Even going straight on a flat run I fill like my board is always in danger of catching an edge. I get the most pain in my rear calf especially when traversing a run trying to link into another run. i know some muscle fatigue is normal since I only ride a week out of the year. I also read something about front foot steering. I am self taught and I def. am a rear foot/ rudder steerer. Any help would be appreciated. I will be in Colorado for christmas and want to keep getting better
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you could have too much forward lean set on your binding(s)...
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey guys Im new here. I live in Florida and go west every year for about a week. Last winter I noticed that my back foot( I'm a regular) felt like I was always on my toes. Even going straight on a flat run I fill like my board is always in danger of catching an edge. I get the most pain in my rear calf especially when traversing a run trying to link into another run. i know some muscle fatigue is normal since I only ride a week out of the year. I also read something about front foot steering. I am self taught and I def. am a rear foot/ rudder steerer. Any help would be appreciated. I will be in Colorado for christmas and want to keep getting better
Shred sounds right. How about when you are just there on flatland, not going anywhere? Too much forward lean or even, look to make sure your boot is centered on the board.
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On flatland I am still raised up on my toes. Similar to if i had my foot on an accelerator in the car. I have a hard time just riding straight on flatland I feel like the board is constantly sliding back and forth. When you say forward lean are you talking the angle the bindings are set on the board? My front foot is usually +15 maybe +21(not too sure since they are usually rental boards and never really know what an ideal set up is like) My back foot is usually straight perpendicular to the board. Would angling my back foot towards the tail more help?
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no no, forward lean is the angle of the highback - the forward lean adjustment is usually on the back of the highback just above the heelcup. more or too much forward lean feels like someone pushing on your calf from behind, but adding some forward lean makes you turn heelside easier/with more power.
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Ok i will check that out when I get to the mountain. Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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On flatland I am still raised up on my toes. Similar to if i had my foot on an accelerator in the car. I have a hard time just riding straight on flatland I feel like the board is constantly sliding back and forth. When you say forward lean are you talking the angle the bindings are set on the board? My front foot is usually +15 maybe +21(not too sure since they are usually rental boards and never really know what an ideal set up is like) My back foot is usually straight perpendicular to the board. Would angling my back foot towards the tail more help?
Angle your back leg towards the tail, just a cunt hair.
I don't think that's causing your pain though, maybe contributing a tiny bit?

He's talkin' about your highback, the angle can be changed(little kids are magnets to them).
Everything you described in your first post, are symptoms of what it's like when your highbacks forward lean is cranked @ too much of an angle.

Read this, it was all talked about in detail yesterday.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...gles-some.html

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if you have your own board deal with it in your living room, don't waste time on the mountain
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if you have your own board deal with it in your living room, don't waste time on the mountain
Wish I could I live in Florida and rely on resort rentals
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Last winter I noticed that my back foot( I'm a regular) felt like I was always on my toes.
ur perhaps riding tippytoes instead of sinking in the knees

Even going straight on a flat run I fill like my board is always in danger of catching an edge.
if it feels squirrly you are in the back seat or tail...shift your hips forward/sideways toward the nose...just a bit...to weight the nose; the issue is that with more weight on the tail...it wants to swing around and go first down the hill....thus the squirrly feeling

I get the most pain in my rear calf especially when traversing a run trying to link into another run.
since ur probably ridding tippy toes and ruddering with the back foot...btw are you talking about traversing toeside?

i know some muscle fatigue is normal since I only ride a week out of the year. I also read something about front foot steering.
get in the front seat as noted above and steer with your front knee...toeside point the leading knee to the center of the turn and heelside swing it forward to the nose

I am self taught and I def. am a rear foot/ rudder steerer
dude don't be a ARRR-Tard like myself and take some lessons from a hot boarder chick...
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