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Old    tommcat            08-25-2005, 12:48 PM Reply   
just curious how many degrees most people have their bindings at. i just started riding this year and have nobody to really learn from around here. i have transits with the FAST system and have them at 10 degrees duck on both feet. i was just wondering if this is a lot or not as much as most people ride with?
tom
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-25-2005, 12:51 PM Reply   
I ride about 20 degrees which people think is excessive. There was a recent post similar to this about foot pain and it seemed the majority were riding 16-18 degrees. It's all personal preference though.
Old    tommcat            08-25-2005, 1:02 PM Reply   
i know it's all up to each person, i was just curious since i have nobody to compare mine to.
Old    wakemark            08-25-2005, 1:07 PM Reply   
16 to 18 degrees here.....
Old    Robert Welther (roberto)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-25-2005, 1:08 PM Reply   
I've never set up Duck because I heard it's setting yourself up for knee injury. Any truth to that?
Old    Andre DeLeon (cubanismo)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-25-2005, 1:30 PM Reply   
Tom, jump off your bed, landing on two feet as you normally would. Check the angles of your feet after landing, as this should be the approximate "duck" that you will ride comfortably with.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-25-2005, 1:37 PM Reply   
back foot 8 front foot 12 for me
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-25-2005, 1:40 PM Reply   
How are people measuring their degrees without using the fast system...or a protractor!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-25-2005, 1:54 PM Reply   
12 on both
Old    Brett Wilson (fyrdawg)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-25-2005, 1:58 PM Reply   
14 on both.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-25-2005, 2:36 PM Reply   
Yeah i know this is a stupid question, but how do I find out my degree of duck on my Hyperlite bindings?? It just has numbers on one side and letters on the other...
Old    tommcat            08-26-2005, 4:42 AM Reply   
wow, guess i'll try ducking out a bit more and see how it feels.
Old    natxbrotha            08-26-2005, 8:43 AM Reply   
i like mine at 13.7
Old    aaron guy (wakeboarder123)      Join Date: May 2004       08-28-2005, 9:31 PM Reply   
16's 4 me
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-28-2005, 10:16 PM Reply   
don't have fast, but i'd guess around 7 or 8 maybe less... not too much
Old    natxbrotha            08-29-2005, 9:29 AM Reply   
in wakeboardmagazine kyle schmitd says about 9 degrees is the most common stance in wakeboarding with feet spaced a little more than shoulder width apart for stability side to side. but everyones leg design is a little different, so it varies. your feet should be centered on the board, so switch position is a mirror image of regular position. to figure out your position jump off your bed and dont look at your feet, the position you land in is how your wakeboard stance should be.

another thing he says about angles and the impact on your knees "turning your stance to far outward, or ducked, forces the knees to buckle inwards, increasing the cance of MCL and ACL injuries. Not turning the stance outward enough puts stress on the outside of the knee and its ligaments."

i figured i might add this so you can have a little food for you brain. im just posting what i read in wakeboard mags issue for august 2005. personally i rock some hybrid zeus bindings and i've always rode ducked out one notch and at the furthest inserts. so if i stick my bindings on my board faces the toe edge completely perpindicular and move them one hole ducked out. thats where i ride, and i believe thats about 9 degrees. its worked for me for about 5 years so i'll keep doing it.

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