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Old 12-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK heres my set up: I ride Regular Stance, I got the K2 WWW Jib Rocker with K2 Hurrathane Bindings. All I ride is park and jumps. Currently my stance is 0/0 . Should I angle my front binding to give more control on rails, boxes, and jumps? Will it help with spins? my stance is fine as it is, but i sometimes find my legs hurting after riding because of the 0/0 stance and also sometimes it feels like I'm of centered. If I should Angle it, to what degree?
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0-0 is weird as shit. Try start at 15 -15 duck if you're riding park.

No wonder your legs feel fucked
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0-0 is weird as shit. Try start at 15 -15 duck if you're riding park.

No wonder your legs feel fucked
ya ive rode that way for like 2 years u used to be 15-0 but that was way back in the day. Wouldn't having your back foot in a negative stance feel weird as fuck?
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ya ive rode that way for like 2 years u used to be 15-0 but that was way back in the day. Wouldn't having your back foot in a negative stance feel weird as fuck?
I think most park riders at least start @ 15 -15 so when the are riding switch its not weird. Having your front foot pointed towards the nose just makes sense though as far as control and ergonomics. I am more a free rider I guess and I ride 18 -9
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ya ive rode that way for like 2 years u used to be 15-0 but that was way back in the day. Wouldn't having your back foot in a negative stance feel weird as fuck?

It might take a few runs to get used to. My knees ache just thinking about riding a 0-0 stance though.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Simple way to see how it'll feel on your knees:

Stand with your feet approx 21" apart (centre to centre) or whatever your bindings are centred on. Point your toes directly forward, then try to bend down and twist forward and back. See how it feels on your knees?

Now point your toes roughly 15 degrees out on both feet and try again (11:30 and 12:30 on a clock is 15 degrees +-). See how it feels on your knees? You can try the same thing at different angles, less rear angle, more forward, etc. and it should give you a rough idea of your comfort zone.

SOME people are comfortable at 0/0. I'm not one of them... I'm heavily into freeriding and I still ride -12/+12 or so, because when riding switch and/or doing freestyle tricks in the off-piste I want a symmetrical feeling.
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Thanks I will try that. So +15 in the front and -15 in rear roughly? I would think it would be weird with my back foot pointing out.
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Thanks I will try that. So +15 in the front and -15 in rear roughly? I would think it would be weird with my back foot pointing out.
I started in the early 90's when EVERY board was set up with the back foot at 0, and the front at around 25-30 degrees. I started experimenting when I got my own boards and finally found that about -12/+12 is right for me. Remember there are pros that ride +10/+30, and there are pros that ride -15/+15 so neither position is "right".

Since you've been boarding at 0/0 I say start small and go with something like -6/+9 or -9/+9 and go from there. No point in changing TOO much at once.

Edit: Here's a couple sites showing what some of the pros ride. The first site almost all of them are asymmetrical duck (higher front angle, but still a negative rear angle), other sites show various results...

http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1...ockin-in-2005/

http://legacy.cs.uu.nl/daan/snow/stance.html <-most of the data here is 10+ years old and very well could be outright wrong...

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I ride 0 and am a park rider. Duck stance is better.
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mines 21+,10+
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