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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2009, 08:02 PM
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Hi, new poster from CA

Hi there. Just getting into snowboarding, my girlfriend and I have been once so far. I had no idea how to setup our bindings, so I read a little bit and ended up setting them up regular foot 30 degree front 15 degree back. I fell a million times but was improving as the day ended. My angles didnt feel right. Most of the time when I got up I had no steering and would end up riding fakie. Felt horrible since both of my feet were then pointing backwards.

We are going out again this week so I have since switched my bindings to a 100% mirror duck stance. 12 degree front -12 back. I feel this may help me get the basics down since even if I do end up riding backwards my angles will still be the same. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot and nice to meet you!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 04:06 PM
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welcome
you just need to find the best stance

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Putting most of your weight on your forward foot will help a great deal with keeping the board pointing in the right direction.
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try it

i would simply put them at 0 degrees for both just to get that feeling down and if u feel like going duck footed then yea give it a go....as of your stances..u are sure u ride regular not goofy? just get on a skateboard and what ever way u ride that...same as a snowbaord..but ya dude is right i want about 60% of your wight on your front foot and 40% on your back when going straight...and get both your toe and heelside edges down..speaking of where exaclt in CA are u riding? tahoe, mammoth, bear??? info por favor (im not mexican)
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Just as a note regarding stance angles:

I'm naturally very duck footed. In fact, I can stand with my feet at 45 and 45 and that feels natural to me. I ride around 18/15 or so, but I'm still working on getting my stance right where I want it.

So, the moral is that a lot of your stance angle is going to be dependent on how you normally walk/stand. If I try to go 0/0 in my stance I'm going to hurt my ankles or knee (and in fact riding at 10/5 I hurt my back knee very badly last year).

Whatever angle you use you should feel absolutely no strain on your knees or ankles when you go from a full squat to standing straight up. Try this without a board.

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