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stance width help please

Hi everyone, I just bought a 147 Ride compact. Its a girls board, as I'm a female. I'm 5'7" and about 120 lbs. I'm intermediate, I've been boarding for a few years and can link turns and so some tiny jumps etc, but this is the first time I'm actually setting up my own board. I know your supposed to set up your binding width according to whats comfortable for you, and for me that put me at a width of 18.5" I'll probably just go off of what feels good, as the bindings are already a bit farther out of my shoulder length. But my height on the charts they have for this, puts my stance as a little narrower then it should be for my height, but is it different for men and women? Or is it just height in general they go off of? Any advice or any girls out there with similar stats who could post their stance would be great. Thanks!
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The best advice that I can give is that there is no "best"stance width. It's all personal preference. Whatever you're most comfortable with is the best answer. So, what I would do if I were you would be to start at shoulder width and then play with it. Probably going wider rather than narrow if you're looking to progress with your freestyle riding.
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thanks, thats what I was thinking
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Like areveruz said, there really is no best stance. Just for some perspective, I ride a 25" stance and I'm 6'. I don't know too many who ride it that wide. I've read Seb Toots and Halldor both ride 24.5 and they're both 5'7".
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Yeah, thats why I was worried my width was a little too narrow, but I'll give it a try and adjust. If I ever get to rails I'll probably widen it for balance. Not there quite yet lol
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