but with a mirrored duck stance at the moment. I have tried putting the back foot more "normal", but it feels a bit unnatural the few times I tried it. However, I have trouble making small turns and require a lot of width on the slope to feel "safe".
How you have stance now, with the ducked stance is all good.
Stand on the floor, no board on your feet, in the stance you have right now.
Now turn both feet a little more towards the front.
The key is doing both feet
Turning only your back foot is pigeon toe-ing yourself.
Even if your not actually pigeon toed, that's what it's gonna feel like.
I turned my front foot back too much a couple weeks ago.
My stance wasn't pigeon toed, but it sure felt like it.
I couldn't even finish the run, I tried riding it out switch but it hurt too much.
Had to stop mid run & fix it.