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Old 02-19-2008, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Went riding today .. stance question.

I am a beginner and will not be doing jumps or tricks for a very long time. I have actually learned how to link turns now without falling, which impresses me atleast.

my question is I ride normal ( left foot forward) front foot 15 degrees, and 0 degrees on back foot. My right leg always hurts after, pain on the right side of my calf. I feel this would probably stop if I rode Duck stance, but would riding duck hinder me in learning? like I said I am a beginner.

and advice would be appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whatever stance works for you works for you. Riding duck will not inhibit your ability to learn. So play with your stance and see what you like.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same problem a while back. I ride goofy and my outer side of my right foot hurt too. So my stance used to be 15, 3 and i got it changed to 23, 3. It made all the difference in the world.
So go ahead and shift that back foot out. plus i think riding duck would be easier if you were gonna start learning switch.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I ride with a normal stance, with my lead foot around 15 degrees and my back foot around 8-10 degrees. I only started riding like this two seasons ago when I started learning how to ride switch.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If your not going to be riding switch and just prefer to go forward, I would suggest you try a forward stance. On my freeride board I have my stance set at +25 and +15. I find a forward stance really lets you tuck you back knee behind you front knee and helps facilitate your ability to carve.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i started learning with a the shop set stance of +21 and 0

over the last decade i have fiddled with this, until a few years back i found the duck stance at 15s.

it is the best for riding regular and switch and i do not think it will hinder a learning process at all.

you have to experiment to see what works best for you. as for lower leg pain... the only time i suffered soreness in the calf and only the calf, was when mystance was too wide.

as with angles, your width is something to be toyed and tweaked with.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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my stance width seems to be fine, I have pretty wide shoulders and a large chest( 54"chest) so my regular stance is wide. Even when standing up ( not on a board) I think I am a little duck footed as is, and holding my right foot straight forward makes my outer calf hurt a bit after awhile.

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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my stance width seems to be fine, I have pretty wide shoulders and a large chest( 54"chest) so my regular stance is wide. Even when standing up ( not on a board) I think I am a little duck footed as is, and holding my right foot straight forward makes my outer calf hurt a bit after awhile.
sounds like you need to duck out your right foot then. push it out to 8-10 degrees and go from there, you can feel it next time you ride and slowly adjust it each time till you get it right.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for all the input, I noob like me needs all the help he can get.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i have had mine set to 15 and -15 all along. it just seems like it would be weird ridding my board any other way. It works fine when i freeride down a slope carving, and just seems natural to me. I also go into switch a lot freeriding down a slope, when doing 1s and nose press 1s, etc. so its awesome having it set that way. I guess its personal preference, but personally, even if i wasn't riding switch, i would still like to have it in the 15 -15 stance, but thats just me.
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