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lambar 02-17-2014 03:02 PM

Does your stance width correspond to this chart?

So just trying to get the stance width down for my set-up. According to this chart, as well as the other measuring methods (slightly wider than shoulder width, and measuring knee to heel), I should be around 20" which is the narrowest setting on my board. However, I seem to feel more comfortable (at least on the carpet at home) at the ref width of 21.7".

Do you guys find this chart accurate to your experience?

My set-up:
155 lbs
Rossignol Templar 155cm
K2 Formula bindings
K2 Raider boots

john doe 02-17-2014 03:10 PM

That has got to be some stupid old chart. Ride what feels good to you. The purpose of your stance width is to accommodate how your body moves and flexes.

SuCoSlayer 02-17-2014 03:10 PM

I'm 6'3" and I'm at 22.5, so yeah I happen to fall in the measurements of this particular chart.

Damn, I feel like such a conformist.

2hipp4u 02-17-2014 03:10 PM

I'm 5'10" and use a 21.5" stance, I think everyone has their own preference and comfort zone so I would not go off a chart.

CassMT 02-17-2014 03:14 PM

according to that i'm supposed to be only 5'9" can i do?

F1EA 02-17-2014 03:28 PM

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I ride wider.
5' 11" and ride ~22-23" depending on the board/day.

kvw 02-17-2014 03:29 PM

This is about the only thing I miss from DH longboarding when switching to snowboarding. The ability to instantly move your stance around when the situations suits it.

I'm 5'7 and I find the wider I go (22" or more), the better my ollies and stability but the more wrecked my legs and knees feel by the EOD - In particular my inner thigh & hip muscles and my rear knee. I'll need to few days to recover. Otherwise I stick to riding 20" (innermost inserts) just like that chart says if I plan to ride more than one day in a row on a given weekend.

F1EA 02-17-2014 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by CassMT (Post 1545817)
according to that i'm supposed to be only 5'9" can i do?

Have you considered surgery??
cutting off a bit is always easier than extending your legs y'know...

jml22 02-17-2014 03:30 PM

Nope, I can't squat with such a narrow stance

trapper 02-17-2014 03:32 PM

6'5" 23.5 inch stance. So no? That >6 feet range is stupid.

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