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Hey hey,

So when I bought my new Rossignol Jibsaw I figured I'd be riding a little wider than I might be used to to play more butters etc...

I ended up getting the Rossi Cuda bindings too. Part of the reason was the cant-ing I thought would be better for my 33 year old knees!

Anyone else here invested in canted bindings? All hype and no delivery? Notice the difference? Would never turn back?

Cheers!

Dave
 

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Will you be riding a horse while all this cantering is happening
...my thoughts exactly! Lol! Cant-ed bindings! ;)
 

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Anyone else here invested in cantered bindings? All hype and no delivery? Notice the difference? Would never turn back?
Its "canting" or "canted bindings", as zk0ot pointed out, cantering is what a horse does....

anyhow, i had a few with, a few without. Helped with knee pain on me for sure, but after switching back to no canting, i could go either way. Its definitely good to have, but proper footbeds help a ton too.
 

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I got like a 2 degree wedge and honestly I don't really notice any difference. But for whatever reason I'm a little leery about buying new ones without it.
 

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i have a pair of k2 formulas from 2012 on one of my boards with a 3 degree canting.. for whatever reason, may or may not be the canting, but i really dislike the binding. just feels a little restrictive in a sense. i find my self to be more of an aggressive rider and i feel a lot more natural on flat footbed bindings. i guess they just arent for me
 

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I have a wide stance as a product of surfing for 20 years. Now I'm pretty much maxed out on my board. I have a pair of ride spi with 4 degree can't and they are so awesome for my knees, I love them.
 

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what is oldschool becomes new again, because it makes sense imo...never had bindings that had it, so i make em, for under the back foot from high-density foam, probably 8-10 degrees feel normal to me after all theses years
 

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what is oldschool becomes new again, because it makes sense imo...never had bindings that had it, so i make em, for under the back foot from high-density foam, probably 8-10 degrees feel normal to me after all theses years
Two questions come to mind reading this,.. I presume that the formidable degree of canting on the rear foot only? That helps with keeping weight forward on your lead foot while reducing strain on your back knee?

Second; how do you keep the foam in the footbed of your (make/model?) bindings. I'd like to try that to add some more canting to my Cartels, but their footbed pads have adjustments for the "gas pedal" and flip up to access the mounting screws. Any way to do this without destroying the original binding footbeds? (...guess that was three questions!)

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Lets make it four questions. Any noticeable change, problems when riding switch with that one footed, asymmetrical canting?
 

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since you already bought it doesn't really matter but i usually tell my friends to get a pair of romes with multiple inserts so they can try it with no consequences.

My personal experience is that it takes a day or 2 to get used to but you don't have to press your knees out over your ankles\feet and its a bit easier on you. That is just my experience.
 

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First point of discussion : Will you be riding a horse while all this cantering is happening?
Only reason I checked out this thread. Thought my two loves were melding.

Dammit.


While I'm here, does anyone know if canting exists for supination? Seems all canting is designed for pronators.
 

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OMG I totally used to do this back in the day. Before they made wide snowboards (back in the days of cap construction) my brother had these little wedgie toe drag lift things because he has big feet. I would steal them and stick them on the binding base plate of my back foot.

Is that what canting is?

Sorry, I'm a dunce cap.

what is oldschool becomes new again, because it makes sense imo...never had bindings that had it, so i make em, for under the back foot from high-density foam, probably 8-10 degrees feel normal to me after all theses years
 

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Two questions come to mind reading this,.. I presume that the formidable degree of canting on the rear foot only?
Yep

That helps with keeping weight forward on your lead foot while reducing strain on your back knee? That too

Second; how do you keep the foam in the footbed of your (make/model?) bindings. I'd like to try that to add some more canting to my Cartels, but their footbed pads have adjustments for the "gas pedal" and flip up to access the mounting screws. Any way to do this without destroying the original binding footbeds? (...guess that was three questions!)K2 binding, i just made the foam a touch big so it crams in there snugly, it's never moved, gotta pull it out to mess with the screws. i htought i would need some velcro or something to stick it in, but it just stays, which may not be the case for all binding designs... i have it canted toward my big toe pretty much, wedges 3 directions from there.the original foam still there under, like riding a firm/squishy cloud

Lets make it four questions. Any noticeable change, problems when riding switch with that one footed, asymmetrical canting?
nope, but i'm so used to it i dont even notice, lots of switch riding. i know this may not be for everyone. do a search, from last season i remember a thread about making your own cants where a few were talking about this
 

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The idea isnt to correct a foot problem per say. the idea is to keep the leg in line at a wide stance. and give a more direct point of contact / leverage (like popping off a skateboard tail)
if youre suffering from pronation / supination insoles are the better answer.
i drew some lines on a photo.
you can see the canting of the left is trying to make the angle of the leg as close to perpendicular as possible... where the right, the leg/ankle needs to bend to that same perpendicular position. = causing fatigue/ strain
 

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