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    Posted: Dec/01/2009 at 6:00am

I used to teach snowboarding for a good ten years and probably gave a couple thoughsand lessons during that time, but not I am stuck with a big ol' brain fart.  What is a good starting binging setting for a newbie?  I prefer the AASI answer, but any guidance is always helpful.

 
 
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Try out some different variations to see what is most comfortable for you. I would say that +15/0 is pretty standard for a beginner. If you ride switch or hit the park a lot i would go with +15/-15.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/25/2010 at 9:59am
I don't know what AASI says about it, but I think +15/0 or +18/+3 is comfortable for most beginners Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 3:11am
If you want the AASI answer from the Snowboard Instructor Manual ... 

"Stance angles on traditional soft gear are set up for the rider to easily shift balance from toe edge to heel edge.  Low angles are best for this purpose, such as around 15 to 21 degrees on the front foot and close to 0 on the back foot."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 3:19am
I remembered when I started they always told me to have it +15/0. Its a comfortable stance and its great for beginners. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 3:27am
Originally posted by stehoul199

I remembered when I started they always told me to have it +15/0. Its a comfortable stance and its great for beginners. 


That's what I hear too...

I think the best thing is to ask to try see how it is first and adjust as you go... That's how my brother got his bindings fitted for the first time, ended up being 15/0. you'll always need a benchmark to start with, then you can start customizing... sometimes too much choice can be confusing for someone who's not experienced.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 3:38am
I think my customs suggested 15/0 or 15/3. I typically agree with this, gradually adjusting negative rotation on the rear to be more duck like (if park, switch riding is desirable).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 6:19am
I learned on a +15/0, and developed my skills well on it. I switched to a mirrored duck stance later..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2010 at 9:21pm
Yea I've heard lots of videos and stuff saying start at about 15/-3 or something close to that.  I started out at 15/-6
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2010 at 8:13am
I've started off a lot of my beginner friends/family at +9/-9 if they're not sure if they're regular or goofy. Once stance has been established I typically set them to +12/-9 until they decide how they want to adjust their stance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2010 at 8:18am
I learned close to 20/0. I also realized when going switch, it really bothered me with my front foot at 0. So moved out to 3 to 9 to 12. I'm at 12 right now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2010 at 8:31am
As a beginner I bought a used board with  +12 / -6 settlings, and it was fine. I have changed my bindings settlings to 15/- 9 and 15/-12 and I think I am finally comfortable with +15 / - 3 . It's all trial and error, and conditions. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 4:04am
i say, if you're just learning do duck stance 15, -15.

once you get toe side and heel side down, and want to learn better carving switch to 15(lead),-3

this is only for regular riding, no switch. after you get carving down, you might want to adjust some more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 4:14am
I learned on 15,0, but it might depend on the person's anatomy too.. my girlfriend who is pretty small didn't like +15 on the front, she said it made her knee feel unsteady.. so, I would start with the popular default and then ask about comfort/safe feeling from there. The only reason I might avoid doing duck on a beginner board is because that might just lead them to want to keep doing falling leaf rather than learning to link turns.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 4:52pm
15/0 unless it hurts

martial arts stances your front/back foot is normally 15 degs since it is the most stable
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 4:55pm
Originally posted by kramiih

15/0 unless it hurts
martial arts stances your front/back foot is normally 15 degs since it is the most stable


Yeah, that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 3:44am
i started with 15/0

now i ride 15/-15. i've also wrote 0/-15 before because i changed stance and forgot. i don't notice any major difference.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 3:49am
i start with 15/-15 still same :) been 3 years 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 3:55am
i have to agree with banana, i dont really notice a difference too much between the angles...but i too ride 15/-15

i thought it'd be easier for switch riding, but then it's all pretty similar to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 3:57am
first 2 times I rode rentals, they were 12/-3
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thanks for advice
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 4:14am
A negative angle on back foot is good.
Try with -3, and increase it if you like switch riding.

I use -9 cause i cant have a 0 angle even stading without shoes =P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 4:18am
I started with 15/-15.  Felt a bit too much.  Now i'm riding on 13/-13.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 4:25am
I don't think the angle really makes much difference for a beginner.  The first time out, you are so bad at it, the angle doesn't matter.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 4:33am
I think for a beginner not worrying about switch it would be beneficial to go with a 15/-3 or a 12/-3.  As they progress probably move it up to a 15/-9 or something
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 11:54am
Go with the standard 15/-15 or 15/0 but like Mech says a beginner wouldn't really know so have them try one and if they don't like it then try a different angle.
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