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Old 01-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i never have been properly fitted before and need and idea of a width range for my bindings stance. I am 6'4 and 190lbs. my board is a NS proto 157 with GNU choice bindings. On my old camber board i had my rear binding as far back to the end of the boar as possible and the front centered on the preset holes. I liked this set up for carving on a camber but i think i want to try a stance on my new board that is centered to make riding switch easier. I have tried two configurations both centered and the one that felt best was when the binding were placed as close to each other as possible. this seems too close for some one of my height, but felt good in my house on carpet. Is there a recommended sizing chart some where online, or can some one let me know what width is recommended for my height?
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A good rule of thumb is to have the feet a (your) shoulder width apart, give or take.
It's up to personal preference as well, finding out what you like is part of the game, feeling is everything.

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Old 01-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Put your bindings centered on the board and put two screws in the bindings to hold them in place. Then step in the bindings and see if you like it if not more it side to side till you like it. Also what will work is stand on a chair and jump off, hold where you land and have someone measure the distance front center heel to heel. Of course that will all change once you go ride and you like it or hate it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 on above comment - start about shoulder width. Wider is generally considered easier for freestyle, with narrower thought to be better for freeriding. You didn't mention what you may be doing with your binding mount angles but that may go along with the change. I made a similar change last year and got used to a wider, duckfooted stance pretty quickly and it makes riding switch, etc. easier.
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Soooo many threads about setting up stance, angles already. Go look around
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from working in the shop... some people just need you to tell them what stance to ride. not really to advise them... just tell them a stance to ride. idk people are weird.
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from working in the shop... some people just need you to tell them what stance to ride. not really to advise them... just tell them a stance to ride. idk people are weird.
6'4" is tall for a 157. OP, set bindings one hole out from centre on front and back inserts.

There ya go, just like that
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Put your bindings centered on the board and put two screws in the bindings to hold them in place. Then step in the bindings and see if you like it if not more it side to side till you like it. Also what will work is stand on a chair and jump off, hold where you land and have someone measure the distance front center heel to heel. Of course that will all change once you go ride and you like it or hate it.
i spent some time on stance width also. i did basically the same thing as this except i just stood on my carpet and pretended i was strapped in and hitting a kicker and jumped up and landed in a good stance and then measured the width. it ended up being about shoulder width apart anyway.
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I found that standing in shoes feels entirely different than standing with boots. feels much wider with out boots on.
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I found that standing in shoes feels entirely different than standing with boots. feels much wider with out boots on.
true. i think i had my boots on when i did it...
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