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Old 01-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well I spent 5 hours on the hill today with the set-back and I only nose dived once.... I got it on video, pretty funny. Overall I did enjoy the way it felt compared to leaving it at reference. The more I ride this Bezerker I am really thinking that I should have got a softer flexing board. I am not a terribly heavy person nor very strong for that matter. I am sure it will develop and it will bet better, but I do have issues flexing the board the way its meant to or at least that's what I figure.
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Personally I never change anything. Sure, it will give you a little more float but you can leave your bindings in the optimal spot to utilize the flex of the board most efficiently and use good riding technique to accomplish the same thing. It's all about front foot retraction way more than leaning back.

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I remember my Arbor wanting to DIVE under unless i leaned back heavily , on deep days. on the other hand the same board all set back ( 6 cm more or less) floating much better and letting me enjoy longer days before leg burn. Sure the going was surfier, but in pow that's actually good. IMO
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well I spent 5 hours on the hill today with the set-back and I only nose dived once.... I got it on video, pretty funny. Overall I did enjoy the way it felt compared to leaving it at reference. The more I ride this Bezerker I am really thinking that I should have got a softer flexing board. I am not a terribly heavy person nor very strong for that matter. I am sure it will develop and it will bet better, but I do have issues flexing the board the way its meant to or at least that's what I figure.
This is only your first or second full season right? If you stick with a stiff board you'll develop the muscles needed to manhandle it, if that's your thing... lol
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This is only your first or second full season right? If you stick with a stiff board you'll develop the muscles needed to manhandle it, if that's your thing... lol
First full season I guess, started x-mas eve last year. Yeah I know if I stick with it in the end it will pay off. I am thinking of picking a shorter softer rocker board for shit snow days to play in the park with though. We do have very few shit snow days over here though. I suppose that probably is the reason we got voted best ski town by Powder Mag....
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I ride a twin and moved both bindings back one hole from the reference stance. It floats the pow, doesn't nosedive and turns in trees quicker. I have left it there for the PNW (BC).

The Bezerker already has a setback so don't go too crazy, one hole back on each binding to keep your stance. Or one hole back on the front if you want a narrower stance. It takes lots of leg muscles to ride pow.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Snowolf is right on. Ride it factory, not just to put yourself in the best position for flexing the board. Also it puts us centered on the sidecut which is very necessary for turning smoothly and efficiently. Especially on the groom, but really anywhere or any depth of snow.

However, I would also recommend playing with it, I would just recommend small changes at a time

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There are some disadvantages to moving away from the recommended stance. I find it harder to ollie with the bindings set back; shorter, stiffer tail, less leverage. I don't notice any difference carving groomers.
But the main reason we set back is for pow and trading ollie power for quicker turning and more float on the nose is worth it to me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I agree that for most conditions you can keep the reference stance and let it rip. On deep heavy powder days and where you cover large areas of gentle terrain a set back can help a lot. I would set all the way back depending on the board (posi camber).

Otherwise your back leg gets a much bigger workout than the front.

I set my proto just one notch back last time out and it really helped in the 1m deep pow I was riding. Could still carve really well on groomers too.
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Personally I never change anything. Sure, it will give you a little more float but you can leave your bindings in the optimal spot to utilize the flex of the board most efficiently and use good riding technique to accomplish the same thing. It's all about front foot retraction way more than leaning back.
Quick thread hijack, seems topic appropriate-

Can you (or anyone else) explain what you mean by front foot retraction? I haven't had many powder days in my short time I've been riding (this is my 3rd season, ridden 45 days overall). I did get some knee deep pow first day this season and was struggling through my turns, fore & aft movements, and kept nose diving. I'm on a true twin cambered board with my stance centered. I was going to move my bindings back next pow day, but if there's a different method, I'm all ears.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:23 AM   #20 (permalink)
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retraction means take the weight off the front.

or more like retract the foot or lift it up slighty
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