?? Binding position on board??

?? Binding position on board??

Post by Tomboyj » Mon, 26 Jul 1999 04:00:00


 This might sound stupid, but my board, and others I have had in the past(all
freeride boards) usually said they had a setback. Whether it was 2", or in cm,
whatever. But if you measure the center of the front and back mounting holes,
it was more like a 3-4" setback(assuming you mounted the bindings in the center
of each).
 I have read that you want about an inch or 2 of setback in your stance. (I
ride eastern groomed if it matters).
 So after I figure out my stance width(about 19" or so), do I try to center the
stance on the board with a 2 " setback, or do I just use the center of the
front and rear holes and set the stance from there?  
 The way I was doing it was getting the stance width right, then measuring from
the front of the board to the center of the front binding, and then from the
rear of the board to the center of the back binding. And I would try to have
the back binding 2" closer to the back of the board than the front binding was
to the front of the board.
 If I just centerd the stance using the middle of the binding holes, the
setback was more like 3-4". Then again, skiis use the center of the ski as the
spot where the toe sits-a lot more setback than a board.
 I am on a Salomon400 now--and had an Airwalk Select last year. I had the same
problem with each. So any opinions out there?

Thanks

 
 
 

?? Binding position on board??

Post by Gasma » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Tommy the "setback" is off of the rail. The running edge. The nose is
going to be bigger but being "centered" has to do with the side cut
radius and the edge contact. I've been riding for 9 years and every
board I have had never had the same stance options. What I have ended
up with is "try it and see if it works". I'm 5'9". I ride a 21"
stance. Or I try to hit as close to 21 as possible. For years I rode a
wider stance. I know lots of pros and I see what they all ride. They
are all at 21.5 "or 21". For me 20" width is too small. I can't flex
the board the way I want to. Usually the first stance I try is 1 hole
setting past recommended. So if the board has settings of where you
should put your bindings go 1 set of holes past and measure for width.
It should be close to 21". And it will still be symetrical since you
are going off of the recommended. I also like to ride with lots of
angle in the front foot and little in the back. Like 18degress or so
in the front and 8 in the back, both shifted foward. I noticed that I
carve better with my back foot foward instead of flat. And I can still
land and carve fakie. Anyway if you got more questions email me at


 
 
 

?? Binding position on board??

Post by Mat » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> This might sound stupid, but my board, and others I have had in the past(all
>freeride boards) usually said they had a setback. Whether it was 2", or in cm,
>whatever. But if you measure the center of the front and back mounting holes,
>it was more like a 3-4" setback(assuming you mounted the bindings in the center
>of each).
> I have read that you want about an inch or 2 of setback in your stance. (I
>ride eastern groomed if it matters).
> So after I figure out my stance width(about 19" or so), do I try to center the
>stance on the board with a 2 " setback, or do I just use the center of the
>front and rear holes and set the stance from there?  
> The way I was doing it was getting the stance width right, then measuring from
>the front of the board to the center of the front binding, and then from the
>rear of the board to the center of the back binding. And I would try to have
>the back binding 2" closer to the back of the board than the front binding was
>to the front of the board.

What you have just described ("back binding 2" closer to the back of
the board than the front binding was to the front of the board") is a
1" setback.  If that doesn't make sense to you, here's how to clarify
it in your mind; place both bindings the same distance from the nose
and tail (ie. a "centered" stance), now put one hand on each binding
and slide them both one inch toward the tail.  You have just created a
1" setback and if you measure, you will find that the rear binding is
two inches closer to the tail than the front binding is to the nose.
To put it another way, taking those two measurements, calculating
the difference, and dividing it by two will give you the setback.