I just went out on my first ride with my new Cobra 158. Had been riding a Burton Rippey for the past 10 years. I used the same exact set up as on my Rippey. My setup is +18, +12. I'm by no means an expert only going out for 3-4 days a year but really enjoyed the Cobra. The setup was perfect for me on both boards and I quickly got used to the hybrid profile. I eyeballed the distance between the bindings and I think it's roughly the same as on my Rippey.