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    Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:38pm
Hi guys, I learnt to ride on a Burton LTR lst season :S and have bought a Custom V-Roc for the upcomming NZ season. I understand that the custom is designed for having a set back stance although other people are also telling me that its best to get a centered stance when entering the park.

Would it be worth it to change my binding setup if I'm planing on riding switch and ill that in the park? I have EST bindings and a pocket tool already.

Any help would be awesome :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 11:31pm
Well seeing as they are so quick to change set ups i dont see why not. Just remember all your settings you had for riding though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 2:50am
Originally posted by dodda

Hi guys, I learnt to ride on a Burton LTR lst season :S and have bought a Custom V-Roc for the upcomming NZ season. I understand that the custom is designed for having a set back stance although other people are also telling me that its best to get a centered stance when entering the park.

Would it be worth it to change my binding setup if I'm planing on riding switch and ill that in the park? I have EST bindings and a pocket tool already.

Any help would be awesome :)
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The Custom V-Rocker is a really good board, and rides switch pretty well, despite the fact that it's directional.  The setback is only 10mm, which won't make that much of a difference in the park riding switch.  The best idea is to use the ease of adjustment you get with ests to find a stance width and binding angle that you're comfortable riding with, and then learn to ride switch.  The most difficult thing about switch is overcoming your bodies desire to rotate back to its most comfortable position.  Just take your time, focus on good form and you'll do great.  And don't wait 14 years to learn switch like I'm doing.  The better you get riding regular, the less you'll want to get good at riding switch, since you're basically starting over again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 3:10am
I grabbed the V-rocker on sale this year, im looking forward to hitting the slopes with it. Im going to make do with retro disks though. How much better is the EST set up?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 3:58am
@Magicweed3 thanks for the post dude,I'm going to carry my pocket tool so i can change up my bindings as I see fit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 6:36am
[QUOTE=dodda] @Magicweed3 thanks for the post dude,I'm going to carry my pocket tool so i can change up my bindings as I see fit.[/QUOTE

Just keep playing around with your stance/angles etc till you find something comfortable.. I ride all my non powder boards with 1 inch longer nose regardless of whether they have a setback or centered stance...

Different strokes for different folks...go rip.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 8:30am
Most people don't change there stance during snow unless you are finding the right stance. Some people just have one stance and use it for everything and others set the binding back for powder to get better float but that is something you prob would do in the morning and not change again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 8:54am
Centering the stance will help when ridding switch. Both ways will feel more symmetrical. I'd def set it centered for you case. Maybe send it back if you're gonna have a pow day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 10:43am
With that particular board I wouldn't worr yabout it.  The Custom has something like 1/4" set-back, might as well be centered.  Most people have more angle on their front foot anyway, which effective makes you centered.  Being close to centered makes switch riding a little easier, but that's so little set-back I wouldn't even worry about it.  

Don't trip out over stance too much, just find something that works for you and stick with it.  Unless something just feels absolutely wrong, just stick with it.  I also wouldn't worry too much about set-back unless you're talking about a pow day.  

If you still want to switch it up, go ahead, but I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 3:34am
Thanks for the advice all
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 10:39am
I think playing around with stance is always a good idea.  Play with angles go as wide as possible and go in from there so you feel what you really like.  Also push the width of your stance and see how that feels.  Push the set back and go centered and see how that feels.  Of course revisit this periodically because your riding will improve which may cause your taste to change.  Riding switch is a must...it makes riding the mountain so much more enjoyable experience imo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 2:35pm
Try it both ways and see if the setback bugs you or not. some pros dont even ride completely centered.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 2:39pm
So are the reference settings not in the middle of the board?  I ride it at reference settings and find that switch riding seems fine.  Either way, you will probably play with your settings a little bit while on the mountain and find something that you like.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 5:20pm
I have changed/adjusted my EST bindings on the mountain and it really couldn't be easier.  However, as others have mentioned the board's reference position is almost neutral/centered and it rides pretty awesome anywhere remotely close to that setup.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 6:41pm
that is why EST is awesome, you can literally change your stance/angle within 3-5 minutes. i dont have a pocket tool but i'll have one next season for my EST bindings.

and to answer your question, if you plan to ride your normal way in the park, you shouldnt worry too much about your set back stance according to the ref points on the board. but if you're gonna be doing 180/360/540 in the park and riding switch afterwards, it's much easier if you center stance it.
I'm in need of bindings for my 5 boards..
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