I just bought a new pair of Full tilt Booters and I feel like I am leaning to far forwards. My boots came with 3 different size for the forward lean of the boot, I was wondering what is the best stance (Forward stance or leaning back) for park skiing? If you have any other information please let me know.
You should have enough forward lean that you are comfortable. When skiing you should be applying pressure to your shins. This varies of course on things like boxes and rails but the only time I can think of when you would want to lean back is while doing a back flip (I can't do these though, so That is just an assumption).
The salomon SPK series are all "leaned back".
That is because skiing switch and leaning forward dont match up very well..
When you ski forward you want to be in a position where your legs are bent and you are leaning forward.
but if you try to ski switch and having your legs bent forward makes it a loads harder to look over your shoulder and turn and spin going of jups switch. therefore salomon have made their park boots straighter so you stand with your legs not bent as much. ofcourse the forward skiing is affected of this and it is a bit harder to ski forward with your body in the "correct" position.
When skiing park you want to have the most upright position you can have. this will benefit switch skiing, but if you are more into charging or ski more forward than back, then you should have the smallest forward lean from full tilt. As of now i don't use any forward lean for park and pow, but when im going out with people that charge i will bring them with me incase i need them. I just flex the boot forward as much as i can and pop them in
I think my boots lean to far forward, so much so, that when I try to bend down to load up to jump, I'm pretty much as far down as I can bend there, and they hardly move back. My boots are like stuck in the forward lean position, it's really annoying. And to top it off, the things to adjust it are stripped and I can turn them. So for now I opened the thing in there back of the boot that makes you walk better (supposedly) and now they can be more straight up. I wonder if thats safe.