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Old 02-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi have a question on my stance. I ride goofy my feet are at +15/+15(both are pointing out). I have a hard time coming out of my turns from toe side. Maybe to much weight on my rear foot. My question is would it help if I change my rear foot to +10? Or less?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If your feet look like this:

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You are in duck stance at +15, -15. We quote front foot first, and pointed fwd is positive numbers.

If like this and you ride goofy

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You are at +15, +15

I learned with this stance, bad idea for me, created on open shouldered, facing forward posture that I had to unlearn.

If you can learn in duck stance and work on switch early you'll fall more but benefit later I believe. If that's too weird consider +12 or +15 front and something like -6 to +3 on back.

I heard the Aussie learning program emphasizes learning moves switch as they are learned regular or right after, seems like a good approach to me.
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Hi have a question on my stance. I ride goofy my feet are at +15/+15(both are pointing out). I have a hard time coming out of my turns from toe side. Maybe to much weight on my rear foot. My question is would it help if I change my rear foot to +10? Or less?
I think if you read lamps post you'll find that you meant to say you were riding -15/+15 right?

If so, yes a relaxed duck stance may be much easier to learn. I think we started my GF out at -6/+18 or so, and once she had about a season under her belt we started moving towards a symmetrical duck stance (she's at -9/+9 now)

One thing's for sure, it doesn't hurt to try.
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what is your stance width....many newbs their feet are too close togather.
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I started this year at +15/-9 and I'm now at +12/-12. I heard somewhere, might have a been a SA vid, to keep the total absolute value of your angles </= 24. So 15 + (-15) = 30.
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Thats what I am at -15/+15. My feet are as far apart as posible. What is a normal stance? Even for switch? If I get in trouble I go backwards for a bit, don't know if it is long enought to be called switch.
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Thats what I am at -15/+15. My feet are as far apart as posible. What is a normal stance? Even for switch? If I get in trouble I go backwards for a bit, don't know if it is long enought to be called switch.
When you say your feet are as far apart as possible, what is your stance width?!? (measured from the centre to centre of each binding)
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