I bought a pair of burton imperials very late season, but they broke when I tried them on at home, to save the last weekend of the season I exchanged them with the only available boot in my size, Nike Lunar Endor (didn´t pay anywhere close to list price). It only occured to me later that the Ride EX binding is canted with a inwards lean, so is the boot.
I use neutral shoes for running, pronation shoes is a no go for my knees.
Pain occurs on the front side of the knee and a little on the inside, but only on the right side of the middle on my left knee (regular stance). It is in a way similar to what I felt when I was told to use shoes with support against overpronation, a professional runner shop later said tha advice was stupid and unnecessary.
Let´s just say I got suckered, learned my leasson on where and how to buy gear.
Had no problems on blue groomers last season but the icy reds that started this seasons felt like they worked and I felt a bit of conficdence in my improvements, getting more carve like turns when there was snow, more controll over the turn radius, but the aftermath still hurts.
" A too wide stance will make it easier to to transmit pressure to the nose of the board, but only if you move your center of mass more to compensate for the wider distance between the feet. Beginners often don't move their body to stay with the board and get caught with their weight more on the back foot"
Yes, spot on, I had the rear weight issue in the beginning and sometimes need to compensate for it in a turn to, but the issue now I think is that I put more weight forward than my knee can handle, all in order to get the board turning.
"For example, if you are falling to the inside of the turn on toe side turns, it is highly likely that the cause is a lack of arch in your back. When you get onto toe side by bending at the waist, if you go too far onto your toes you have no muscles that can reduce the toe edge angle so you fall to the inside."
"Beginners that ride with their shoulders facing forward vs being aligned with the board often feel some knee pain. It's preferred to change the shoulder alignment"
Will try =) when snow is bad my balance saves me and I probably stay on my feet when my technique realy doesn´t allow it, hunkering down and bend at the waist
If hop on my u-shaped balance board with boots on today a full two weeks later = knee pain, no boots is OK.
Feels like you are spot on with the posture issue, I´m going to only board soft snow for a while, work on my posture, tweak around with the bindings and see what happens. Going to test zeroing out the cant on the bindings, tape and padding.
Maybe even a lesson or two.
Your advice has been very helpful and has also forced me to analyze my riding, BIG thanks.