Anything wrong with too much duck? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 403
Default Anything wrong with too much duck?

So I find 18/-18 to be pretty comfy for me. I even have a buddy that ducks his stance out quite a bit more than me.

Are there any drawbacks to having too much duck? Less control?
ek9max is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
speedjason's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,112

I would say probably limiting the range of motion in your knees.
speedjason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
snowklinger's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: L-Town
Posts: 6,296

at some point, yes.....
Support Local Business
"Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart!" - Ash
snowklinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
john doe's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,411

How much duck you run completely depends on how your body is built. What ever stance gives you the comfort and range of motion needed is what you should run. The bad side of a lot of duck is that the toe and heel side of the board could start to behave too differently. Though there are boards made to work better with the duck stance by having different shapes on the heel and toe side. Smokin's Awesemetric and Gnu Park Pickle for example.

2011 Smokin Buck Ferton 155
2013 Flow NX2-SE
2013 Flow Hylite boa
Burton Stagger pants/jacket
Smith I/O
john doe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 09:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
SuCoSlayer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bama
Posts: 46

Like a few have already mentioned, at some point there can be too much duck. I don't think 18/-18 is to that point yet. Maybe 24 would be.
SuCoSlayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
LuckyRVA's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 1,679

At some point I imagine it'll affect how much pressure you can put on your edges hampering your carving ability.
LuckyRVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 10:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
Reformed Creep-o-saurus
poutanen's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 6,108

I think if somebody ran a -90/+90 stance it'd be a little hard to ride!

Honestly when you thnk of what you're trying to acheive with duck (i.e. a natural athletic stance) you don't see football players with their feet on 45 deg angles. I would say use as little angle as necessary to get a comfortable stance for your particular body.

I use -9/+9 or -9/+12 depending on the board. Lots of people seem to like 15/15 and a few use more than that, some guys ride with 0/0 and it works for them.
poutanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2014, 11:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 151

Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I think if somebody ran a -90/+90 stance it'd be a little hard to ride!
that's just a little bit of an understatement

but yea i'd guess you lose edge pressure the more ducked out you get (and it gets harder to balance). If you find it comfortable then it's perfectly fine, though.
ThisIsSnow is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums