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    Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 6:16pm
I'm a little bit of a nub so bare with me :D

So I noticed the binding holes on the board (not a burton w/ channel board) are not centered evenly. The holes in the back are placed further toward the tail vs the holes on the tip.

When you put your bindings on, do you put them on evenly on the board, or is one binding closer to the back?

Like something like this?:
(x's are the bindings)
B{ :::X       X:::   }F One Is A Little Back.

Or like this?

B{ :::X       :X::   }F  So They are evenly placed on the board.


Sorry if this is a noob question, but I would really like to know if i'm putting my bindings on correctly or not.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 6:47pm
that is all personal preference and comfort...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 7:04pm
You mount your bindings whatever the way that makes you feel comfortable to your riding style...Any stance and width is entirely up to you and what offers you the best support that will accommodate the terrain you decide to ride on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 9:43pm
Just to get a feel for what everyone else is doing. What are your guys configurations? more in the back or even? Or explain the way you do it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 11:06pm
stance width is a fairly personal preference....

that said, the reason that the inserts are set farther back  is usually because its a directional board. this means that either the inserts themselves are set back, or that they are centered, but the board has a longer nose than tail.

try out different stance widths.....
center it up if you like, or have it a bit farther back. only you can decide what you like.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 2:10am
Just Do a squat and see which stance width is more comfortable for you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 8:42am
May want to center them if you're doing freestyle or working on switch riding.
If there's powder on the slopes then set them back (you can also put them even further back a bit if it's deep) so you don't kill your legs trying to keep the nose up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 9:49am
Not much pow around here right now..haha So maybe back isnt what I should be doing.

I've been riding with my bindings evenly space, like diagram 2. Feels good, so I guess i'll just keep it that way. Thanks for all the input thus far.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 10:09am
They are set back for all mountain riding.  It makes turn initiation easier, and carving a bit smoother.  Also the pow thing.  Your board is a directional board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 8:59pm
Originally posted by bubbaducky

Not much pow around here right now..haha So maybe back isnt what I should be doing.

I've been riding with my bindings evenly space, like diagram 2. Feels good, so I guess i'll just keep it that way. Thanks for all the input thus far.


Well always keep a pocket tool or proper sized phillips head screwdriver in your bag/car in case it dumps snow the night before. A little bit of setback works wonders, especially if you're riding all day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 9:18pm
Originally posted by Skio25

Originally posted by bubbaducky

Not much pow around here right now..haha So maybe back isnt what I should be doing.

I've been riding with my bindings evenly space, like diagram 2. Feels good, so I guess i'll just keep it that way. Thanks for all the input thus far.


Well always keep a pocket tool or proper sized phillips head screwdriver in your bag/car in case it dumps snow the night before. A little bit of setback works wonders, especially if you're riding all day.


Yeah I've been meaning to get me one of those...haha. Would rather have a tool than carry around a screwdriver.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 11:12pm
the burton zip tool is a good one to keep in your pocket for on mountain adjustments
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2011 at 2:23am
Originally posted by derbytownjoe

stance width is a fairly personal preference....

that said, the reason that the inserts are set farther back  is usually because its a directional board. this means that either the inserts themselves are set back, or that they are centered, but the board has a longer nose than tail.

try out different stance widths.....
center it up if you like, or have it a bit farther back. only you can decide what you like.
Joe summed it up. 
but my two cents....
You have an all mountain board.  Set back slightly will be good for powder and general riding.
Centered tends to be more for freestyle.  I like riding centered for park, but set back an inch for pow or high speed riding. 
Play around with your stance a bit.  Width, position on the board, you'll find what you like.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2011 at 12:20am
Originally posted by bubbaducky



Yeah I've been meaning to get me one of those...haha. Would rather have a tool than carry around a screwdriver.

I ride a twin shaped Pipe board, but I've set my stance back 1/2 an inch.  Mainly because I don't ride much switch.  I feel that it really helps with turning and bumping along the hill.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2011 at 1:02pm
I've got a twin board and currently set to be evenly centered angles are the same as well.  I'd still say i'm a beginner so I'm still trying to find where its most comfortable and best angles.. i'll admit i'm not trying very hard =p that and I don't ride as much as I want to, to try different stances.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2011 at 1:09pm
It is totally a preference but heres what i think

1. they seem way to close together. usually u wanna go shoulder width or a little more
2. if you are just powder riding or doing regular downhill groomers, setting them back a bit isnt really a bad thing
3. If you plan on hitting the park i would stay as centered as possible. thats my all aroubd personal preference
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2011 at 1:11pm
Since your board is directional, unless your riding a lot switch no sense in fighting the natural setback. Place it  at a comfortable width so they're even on the inserts and not trying to get it centered on teh board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/30/2011 at 3:10am
What about rotation? Has that gotten hounded on other boards? Are there better rotations angles for the bindings when learning to ride switch? It seems like you'd want to have a opposite angles on the bindings so riding switch would not change the angle of your stance?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2012 at 4:38pm
Truth is, this board is meant to be directional. FOr the majority of riders, this is great for carving and having fun. You really only need a centered stance if you plan on riding park rails or riding switch.

That being said however, I am so used to my evenly spaced park setup, that I ride a centered stance on my "mountain" board. I only consider bumpoing my stance back in deep powder.

If you are just carving, leave your stance back - with directional boards, a directional stance will make your board perform the best. The sidecut, flex, and contact points on these are designed to be used with a setback stance.
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