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    Posted: Dec/01/2008 at 8:46am
Hi,  I just purchased my own board and bindings.  I've boarded before, but never payed attention to where the bindings were located on the board itself.

On the board, I have the following (pretty standard I think) holes for the bindings to insert:

FRONT    ****        ****    END
FRONT    ****        ****    END

My question is, where the bindings should be inserted?  After measuring my shoulder length and/or knees to ground, I believe it has to be either of the following setup:

FRONT    **XX        *XX*    END
FRONT    **XX        *XX*    END
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FRONT    *XX*        XX**    END
FRONT    *XX*        XX**    END

The angles (not sure if it matters) i have set up are +16 on the front foot, and +9 on the back so that it is \       /

Thanks in advance.  Help a noob out
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/01/2008 at 1:06pm
I'd say go with the first option with out knowing any of your stats

What type of board you got, what size, your personal stats (ie. weight, height, boot size)?

also most importantly, what style of riding are you gonna be doing, freestlye or just all mountain cruising? I'm assuming the latter because you are new.  how often do you ride regular and switch. (once again prolly not sure)

considering the fact that you don't know much since you are a noob(no offense) i'd say go with the first option.    If you are on a twin shaped and centered board the second with make your nose shorter than your tail, might be a little weird.   If your not sure about your stance width, measure from your heel to the top of your knee.  this is a good place to start.
as for the angle, that is all preference.  try it out, if its not workin, switch it up a little bit

basically with not much knowledge, 1st option
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/01/2008 at 1:38pm
thanks for the reply so far.  ill provide more info on what you asked

i got an option gt 153. I'm 5'7, 155 lbs.
bootsize is 9.5, 10 (didnt get boots yet).

i'll probably just be crusiing, as you guessed.  i've done carving just fine on rental boards.  i feel more comfortable riding regular, though i can switch it up once in awhile.

i measured my distance from the heel to knee, which is how i ended up with thiose two possible scenarios.  having both in the center resulted in a stance width too wide.

let me know if anything changes now.  thanks for the help so far
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/01/2008 at 2:24pm
if the stance width in the middle on both felt too wide then your right.

now that i know the board, i'm stickin witht my first suggestion.   first option should be best for you to start out on.   if you start riding switch more and it feels different riding regular, then you could try the second option.   but for now before you get too good at riding switch it'll be good for you.

just try your binding positions and switch it up as you feel best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/01/2008 at 2:40pm
thanks for your input.Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/01/2008 at 3:07pm
anytime

thats what we're here for
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2008 at 8:36am

FYI, if you plan to ride switch, you would have the change the angles on the board to probably a duck stance or something leaning towards that. pretty much universal one would be +15 and -15. But it's still to your own preferance. Have to keep adjusting till you are comfortable with it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2008 at 8:37am
Whoops. Not angle of the board. but angles of your bindings.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2008 at 10:46am
whoops. My bad, I do have it configured close to the duck.  I didn't know the back foot angles were opposite.

My corrected angles for the bindings are: +16 (front), and -9 (back).

Thanks for the heads up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2008 at 9:52pm
i do +15(front) -15 (back) it works out good for me 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2008 at 10:38pm
Originally posted by maka

whoops. My bad, I do have it configured close to the duck.  I didn't know the back foot angles were opposite.

My corrected angles for the bindings are: +16 (front), and -9 (back).

Thanks for the heads up
That should be fine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2008 at 1:15pm
Mine are set as +15/-9

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2008 at 1:38pm
I'm with kyleighcloo, +15    -15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 12:34pm
does anyone have their back binding angle set higher than their front angle?

because right now im at +12 and -15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 3:04pm
pro's usually ride really wide don't they?
i'ver heard that somewhere

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 3:12pm
not necessarily.

A pure jibber will ride wider because it will enhance their balance by lowering their center of gravity.

A pure freerider will ride narrower because it will enhance their high speed control by giving them more leverage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2009 at 7:43pm
i ride duck on my board cause i ride switch alot
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2009 at 5:09am
well, if you go to the mountain, just about everybody is riding ducked.   even guys that are tearing big mtn lines in AK
they may not be 15/-15, but they'll be something like 21(24)/-6(-3)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2009 at 5:32pm
Mine were +15 and -5 and it was putting a lot of stress on my back knee, especially since I ride switch a lot.  Same with my fiancee.  I ended up putting both of ours out at +15 -15 and it's a lot better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2009 at 5:47pm
Man, I remember thinking I was brilliant for coming up with +15/-15 for my bindings after trying a bunch of different settings and thought it was so radical and unique. Quite clearly wrong!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2009 at 8:41pm
I ride 15 and -18 but I also walk ducked.. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2009 at 9:45pm
I was riding duck when I forst started and was having trouble, so an instructor got me to try +18/0 and it really helped learning to freeride. Now that I've got the hang of it I'm ducking out a little and going with +16/-9 to make switch easier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2009 at 10:01pm
hey, thats what i did too, worked like a charm. i love duck now,its such a more natural stance and more comfortable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/29/2009 at 12:20pm
depends what your doing but +15 -15 is good if your not switch as much bring the back in a lil...but its what feels comfy for you everyone is different, these are all preferences for these ppl and their styles, change it around and see what you think
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2009 at 6:52pm
i started out with a centered stance with my front foot at like 15.
and since i started freestyle i have a wide stance with my bindings duck footed.
 
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