Where to mount your wakeboard bindings - wakeboard stance guide
Having your bindings/boots properly set up on your wakeboard is important to maintain comfort while riding and to match your board riding skill level. How a rider stands on a wakeboard is called a "stance". There are different stances that work best with beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. You must first determine which foot will ride forward, or in front, on the wakeboard. If you don't know, try riding a skateboard and put the foot forward that feels natural for you.
Wakeboards and binding plates (the plate on which the boot rests) come with multiple pre-drilled holes that allow you to easily change the angle and position of the bindings on the board. The angle at which the binding is placed on the board is referred to as "degrees," just like in geometry.
The width at which the bindings are set apart can be determined by jumping up in the air. The way your feet land naturally on the ground will most likely be the width that you will set your bindings. It is usually about shoulder width apart.
Tip: Get in the practice of making sure your bindings are snug and secure before you hit the water. Taking this extra step can help prevent injuries.
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Beginner - Recreational Stance
This stance is good for learning deepwater starts, forward riding, turning and carving, and basic jumps and hops. The rear binding needs to go fairly far back on the board so that most of the rider's weight will press on the rear fin, making the board easier to control and navigate.
Back Binding - Zero degrees at the backmost position on the board.
Front Binding - Pointing towards the front of the board at a 15 - 27 degree angle (2-3 holes from the center of the binding plate). Place at a natural distance from the rear binding.
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