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Thread: Doin' the Duck
04-04-2005, 07:23 PM #1
Doin' the Duck
Just purchased my first pair of Sanouks and I am stoked
Anyone out there shed some light on this Duck Stance they recommend one mount? Does it work? What kind of benefits are we talking about here? Sounds kind of weird. Not much talk of this when I searched it.
Thx in advance
04-04-2005, 07:26 PM #2
Two guys walk into a bar......the third one ducked. Ha (not really).
I did not Do the Duck.....that just seemed to frickin weird!
Edit: And you should be stoked. At first the softness may seem weird, but you will learn to love.
04-04-2005, 09:10 PM #3
I bought a pair of Sanouks from Greg Tufflemire as part of a package with his snowmobile... then I sold the skis to Mr. Huckwheat since I have way too many skis as it is (one of the harder things I have had to do, such a pretty big blue ski). Anyway, the point of this post is that he said the duck stance was a load of BS and that you should just ignore it and mount normal.
BTW... Huckwheat: I smile everytime I see those skis in a TR or picture. I hope they provide many seasons of gnar gnar pow pow fun.
04-04-2005, 09:42 PM #4
duck stance was a load of BS and that you should just ignore it and mount normal
makes sense to me
04-05-2005, 03:16 AM #5Registered User
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I got my Sanouks from a swedish pro skier last summer and he said that all the team riders he knew mounted their bindings straight. I guess it is the same thing Fischer tried to build into their boots, but that didn't really work out? I think the idea is that if your knees are completely parallel you can transfer more power to the skis.
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04-05-2005, 08:18 AM #6
do a squat with your legs more than shoulder width apart, with your toes pointed forward, now do the same with a slight duck stance. you can lift more with your toes pointed out. the idea is that freeride stylie on a such a fat stick, you'll be skiing with your legs farther apart and thus with this stance, be able to transfer more energy to the ski.
the fischer thing has worked in world cup slalom and somewhat in gs, but not as well in other disciplines.
04-05-2005, 01:05 PM #7Originally Posted by raddam
04-05-2005, 01:17 PM #8
Straight as a male in SF...
I see no reason to mount other than straight
04-05-2005, 01:22 PM #9Originally Posted by ulty_guyYou see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
11-07-2008, 05:47 PM #10
Thought I'd revive this thread.
Duck stance mounting has been on my mind a lot lately. If there's another thread discussing this in depth let me know, I didn't see much.
The thing that cracks me up is the Sanouk kind of looked unreasonably fat at first with its 110mm waist. Now 110 looks mid-fat. I'll be on a 130mm waisted ski for most of the year, and I think the wider the ski, the more likely duckfoot mounting is to work.
Anyone with experience doing this should chime in. I know Keith at Praxis did a pair last year. He said the one problem was the he constantly crossed his tips until he really got used to it.
Also, mounting can be a bitch, any techniques or advice for not botching the probably-by hand mount would be appreciated.
11-07-2008, 05:59 PM #11
There was another thread on duck stance. I think mtnlion mounted a pair of skibee's skis duck.
Besides the inability to switch skis right/left, I'd think duck would be hell on traverses. All my skis (including 2 pair of Sanouks) ski fine mounted regularly. Hear ya on the fatness thing too - my Praxis Pows sitting next to Sanouks make the Nouks look like Explosivs.
11-07-2008, 06:53 PM #12Registered User
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Doesn't it entirely depend on your body mechanics? Some people are duck footed, others pigeon toed. Should pigeon toed people angle their bindings in? If you're not severely duck footed naturally then I don't see there being much benefit.
11-07-2008, 09:06 PM #13
Right! It is totally a question of body mechanics. I think whether you're supinated or pronated is probably more specific than duck or pigeon.
11-08-2008, 01:56 AM #14
11-08-2008, 02:31 AM #15
Talk to the guy who ownes Hendryx skis http://www.hendryxskis.se/ and ask him why one should mount fat skis duck. He is really in to duck stance and should be able to answer all your questions. And no...it´s not just BS.
11-08-2008, 02:49 AM #16
for that matter. check out theese skis. Will be in rogers pass/revelstoke/golden in the winter.....i think :P
11-08-2008, 05:34 AM #17
I'm thinking of mounting my bibbys duck, can it just be done freehand?let it snoooow
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11-08-2008, 06:41 AM #18
just flip the pads on the jig, or pull just 2. pretty easy to accomplish. and pretty dumb IMHO.
11-08-2008, 11:23 PM #19
seems to me like the correct place to take care of stance issues like this is in the boot and maybe under the binding.