Originally Posted by extremecarver
The only problem rests that yes you can make it parallel, but you cant angulate it. Thereby with high angles and high forward lean it makes a different direction of boot forward lean and highback forward lean.
Great thread. Really good point, EC. I guess I'd only add that pressure one either heel or toeside comes from the entire binding -- base plates, toe pads, straps & highbacks. Stance angles are connected to both overhang, which is a purely mechanical thing, and ease of movement/balance in the stance itself, which is totally individual. You kind of have to fiddle with it, maybe over and over again, until you get it right.
Last year, I ran my softie set-up at 37/12. My board ran great. But, I morphed to the end of the season to 20/-20 duck. This felt symmetrical, was very comfortable at slower speeds, but wasn't as effective for high speed carving. This year I'm set at 27/7. At least for me, the key is getting the rear leg into the proper position so that it loads evenly with the front leg, going straight, heelside and toeside. I keep my highbacks in their original position for all stance set-ups.
Since I have minimal overhang, I am considering putting a heel lift on the rear base plate to mimic some hardboot set-ups. Has anyone done this?