Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Stance setup for hard boots
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  • #568281
    tymelero
    7 Posts

    I am looking for some advice on my new setup. I have been boarding for the last 5 years using a soft boot setup on a K2 eldo. My stance is 20â€Â

    #592281
    bcboarderwa
    38 Posts

    Use the search. This has been discussed several times…

    #592282
    eddie murphy
    4 Posts

    60 front, 60 back fo sho! 😉

    #592283
    Tim Ryan
    24 Posts

    Don’t believe the comedian! Pro racing riders like Michi Dabringer use angles like 54° front and 48° rear, so you definitely don’t want to go anywhere near 60°.

    I use Scarpa Denali boots both on my K2 Eldo and several splitboards. At the ski area I have my Eldo set up at 40° front and 35° rear. My backcountry splitboards are set up anywhere from 28° – 33° front and 18° – 20° rear. I am also regular stance with a 20″ width.

    Even those numbers will be a big change for you from your current setup, so go slowly and gradually on dialing up the angles to see what you like. I would start out with the shallowest angles you can achieve with no boot overhang. If you are in soft snow a little bit of overhang is no big deal – it’s not like you will be booting out on a hardpacked race course. If you ride switch a lot and do tricks you won’t like the steeper angles, but if you just like riding down big mountains you don’t need the shallower or duckfoot angles.

    #592284
    lonerider
    68 Posts

    @tim Ryan wrote:

    Don’t believe the comedian! Pro racing riders like Michi Dabringer use angles like 54° front and 48° rear, so you definitely don’t want to go anywhere near 60°.

    As mentioned it largely depends on the board width – 55°-50° or higher is extremely common for the narrow (18-19 cm waist) alpine boards that hardboots are traditionally used with. However, if you have a wide board like a freeride board, you just need to simple avoid boot overhang whatever angles that is. Riding with high angles (over 45°) does take a rather different riding technique (more knee steering than ankle flex/extension) and takes some time to get used to.

    #592285
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    On the Gun you should be able to be around 30/35f or so and 25/30r for angles, with no or little overhang or bootout. Expect to have another learning curve at different angles. It will help to run your boot cuffs a little loose at first. Good luck.

    #592286
    tymelero
    7 Posts

    Thanks to all. I really appreciate your feedback. I am looking forward to the new setup.

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