Hey, great site !! My question is: What heel angles should a...

Hey, great site !! My question is: What heel angles should a begiiner be using ? I've angeled mine slightly, but wondering if there is a recommended degree angle out therr.

Thanks much !!

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5 years ago #2
PerryRObray
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This depends on your snowboard and your preferred style of riding. I agree more with the second link. My guess is most people will want to do switch/fakie (rear binding 0 or - degrees), so why not learn that way from the start. Most likely this is the easiest way to learn also.

http://snowboarding.about.com/od/howto/ht/stance.htm
http://360guide.info/snowboarding/snowboard-stance.html?Itemid=57

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5 years ago #3
Bob
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Hey thanks. Really have learned a lot from all the posts and thank you for such a great site.
I understand the stance angles, but what I meant is the adjustment on the back of the bindings that either lift your heel up or push the back of your foot up and forward. Not sure if should be running flat or at some recommended angle.

Hopefully this isn't confusing, thanks again.

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5 years ago #4
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This adjustment, is it on the base of the binding or the highback (the part around your achilles tendon and just below the calf)?

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5 years ago #5
Bob
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Sorry, yes the high back. Didn't know what it was called.

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5 years ago #6
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The farther the highback is away from your body the more ankle rotation you will get. This is a freestyle leaning type thing, and most likely more desirable for at least the first hour or so while learning to snowboard.

When the highback is canted forward it will press against the back of your lower leg resulting in a quicker reaction to manipulating the heelside of the snowboard.

Some older highbacks had a third strap on the highback, this kinda simulated hardboots.

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