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Old 02-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
PanHandler
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Default Is my stance abnormal?

I ride a 157 reverse camber
boot size of 9.5
5'11"

I used to have my stance set at 15/-15 with a 23" width. I got this angle from reading around on the forums and other places so i just went with it. At first it worked fine for basic skidded turns and just general calm park riding. now that im starting to carve deeper and go bigger in the park, i find that im waaayy off balance with my stance angles.

So what i did was got in a "sport stance" (like a soccer goalie) and had a friend measure my stance width. Then i played around with my angles until it felt like a could do a deep squat and stay balanced.

I ended up coming out with a binding angle of 18/-18 and a 25" wide stance. I actually felt that i could take it further to 21/-21 and still be perfectly comfortable. This seemed way too wide and wayy too ducked to be right. It rides really comfortable but now im wondering if theres a better method to figuring out my riding stance.

Any opinions or advice? (other than "Whatever works for you")
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