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Hi all,

I did my last day of the season on the slopes on Thursday in Andorra. Sad
I had hired the boards in Toulouse the day before for me and the wife.
The boards were a godsend in that the bindings angles were adjustables by just pulling on some tongue/lever in their center...
I played with angles most of the day very easily and found that I am a +15/0 kind of guy!! Smile
The wife had never set foot on a snowboard before struggled most of the morning and suddenly got on quite well when she "ducked" her bindings!!!
I imagine those "adjustable" bindings are not very good as a long term thing but they were ideal to find our ideal stance...
Next time I hire equipment or finally buy my own one, I'll know what settings I want! Cool
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Kruisler, those bindings are good for trying out different angles, I hired some once but they tended to change their angle all by themselves Sad so they must suffer wear and tear quite easily. I still tweak things now, mainly width between bindings and how far back bindings should be. My Flows are quite easy to adjust but it does mean carrying a tool and loosening four screws Very Happy
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starting this up again

most people here have a duck stance, but I was having a good look at boarder set-up on my last trip and the vast majority had a +, + foot angle (nearly 8 out of 10), I was playing around with my setting and found +27 +6 quite interesting and surprisingly comfortable and really helped with getting pressure to the front of the board (I was mainly just piste riding etc.). Anyone going to play around with their setting this season or are you all happy. Very Happy
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rayscoops, ++ is the true path.
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I have no idea what i ride. i just stand on the board in my slightly ducky stance and the BF sorts out the rest Laughing
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never ridden ++ ... started on hire boards with 15-or18ish and 0, and then ducked out season before last and found it a lot more natural than back foot on zero.

current set up's +15 -6 and seems to work fine - but might well try ++ at some point this year if such senseis as you two recommend it....
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snojito, it's not rreally but it gives me an excuse for being crap at riding switch.
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Swirly, or an excuse not to even try Very Happy
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I started out +15/0, but then during a Snowdome trip adjusted to +15/-6, and it was a definite improvement. Will be trying +15/-12 on day 1 of my ValT trip...
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Shallimus, deviant.


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I do not think I get enough pressure/weight forward and use too much back foot pressure on heel turns so changing to +27/+6 helped get forward pressure, but I may change back to +/- to see if it has remidied anything because I would like to be able to ride switch back and forth with seamless ease, but maybe I am just dreaming Sad Sad
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I dropped down last week to +15 -9 and it's great, I ride much better now, and I was incredible before Smile
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rayscoops wrote:
I do not think I get enough pressure/weight forward and use too much back foot pressure on heel turns so changing to +27/+6 helped get forward pressure,


oh god, next is hard boots and a race board Sad NehNeh
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Stab Watching boarding on TV and then some skiing comes on now there is some bird doing excercises, Chemmy someone? wink

Anyway I was practicing carving and speed on the last trip, but I think I may ultimately try to go +15, -15 and get a non-directional board NehNeh and show you up in the park NehNeh
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rayscoops, is that gauntlet being laid down there wink
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DebbiDoesSnow, more likely me being laid down there ..... laid down to rest i think. Thought I was in the 'abuse' thread for a minute Very Happy
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+12 / -12 at the moment. I'm a recent convert to 'quack quack'.

I recall an instructor mentioning that the combined numbers shouldn't be more than 30 (ignoring the + or - element) from a bio mechanical viewpoint. Anyone else heard this ?
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david@mediacopy, never heard that before and from an alpine boarders point of view it would be utter cock.
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Makes some sense to me, actually. Ignoring alpine/extreme carving, there aren't many people who do have >30 ignoring +/-...
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I haven't a clue what you lot are wittering on about NehNeh
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Shallimus, checking the replies on here there's a few , some duck some not, that total over 30 and that's only a small sample size. I imagine a lot of freestyle riders have something around +15/-15 +/- 5 each way, that certainly seems the "in" set up in my experience. In fact I might give in to the pressure and check it out this year as my set up made it easier to learn, now I passed that I should probably have another play I just can't ever be bothered!
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DebbiDoesSnow, isn't that always the case?
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Swirly, yep !!! i am as dense as they come, i believe anything anyone tells me...
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DebbiDoesSnow, all polar bears are left-handed.

Oh, and dogs can't look up.
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snojito, OMG is that true Shocked I swear I saw a polar bear in the pub the other day holding his beer in his right hand wink
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DebbiDoesSnow, Laughing Laughing he was probably playing a drinking game. Was he pointing with his elbow as well? Or did any of his fellow drinkers have their right thumbs on the table?
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snojito, Don't remember that.. but they were all wearing rubgy shirts, stockings and suspenders !
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DebbiDoesSnow, Laughing Laughing he was probably playing a drinking game. Was he pointing with his elbow as well? Or did any of his fellow drinkers have their right thumbs on the table?

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snojito, Don't remember that.. but they were all wearing rubgy shirts, stockings and suspenders !


Shocked Flashback! Shocked

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Kruisler, any photos ??? Laughing
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DebbiDoesSnow,

Thank God no! Little Angel Laughing
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Swirly wrote:
Shallimus, checking the replies on here there's a few , some duck some not, that total over 30 and that's only a small sample size. I imagine a lot of freestyle riders have something around +15/-15 +/- 5 each way, that certainly seems the "in" set up in my experience. In fact I might give in to the pressure and check it out this year as my set up made it easier to learn, now I passed that I should probably have another play I just can't ever be bothered!


Ah. Not many pros seem to, though, which is what I should have said. Now I've said this I'm sure many people will be able to come up with many examples... I think I saw a guy in Method magazine who had +18/-18, but most freestyle people seem to do +15/-15. Much more angle than that seems to me like it would just be a swift route to a nasty knee injury, but that's just my perspective...

PS drinking games - the great leveller! Embarassed
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