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Old 02-17-2014, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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according to that i'm supposed to be only 5'9"...wtf can i do?
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I ride wider.
5' 11" and ride ~22-23" depending on the board/day.
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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.
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according to that i'm supposed to be only 5'9"...wtf can i do?
Have you considered surgery??
cutting off a bit is always easier than extending your legs y'know...
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Nope, I can't squat with such a narrow stance
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6'5" 23.5 inch stance. So no? That >6 feet range is stupid.
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