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Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How wide should my stance (also is this measurement from inside binding to inside other binding or is it center to center?)? What kind of toe offset is good for park riding? I am 5 11 165 pounds
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Everything about snowboard stance

Scroll down to stance width...

But yeh, I didn't read through. May be of help.

If your board is a good size for your weight/height then centre bindings on the holes, strap in and see how it feels.

A bit of it is personal preference (like binding angles) and getting it dialed in to be comfortable once you get some days in
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How wide should my stance (also is this measurement from inside binding to inside other binding or is it center to center?)? What kind of toe offset is good for park riding? I am 5 11 165 pounds
Stance is measured from center to center. By toe offset I think you mean angle? Correct me if I'm wrong. Anywhere from 12-18 degrees is what I prefer. Set your bindings up so that they're both the same distance from the tip/tail for park. I like a wider stance for jibbing.
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That website is pretty dated.

if i were you i would start at 22"-23" stance and 15/-15 angles and play around with it from there.

Personally i'm 6'2" 175 and i run a 24ish inch stance and 15/-12 angles
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That website is pretty dated.

if i were you i would start at 22"-23" stance and 15/-15 angles and play around with it from there.

Personally i'm 6'2" 175 and i run a 24ish inch stance and 15/-12 angles
For real that page has some crazy shit alright

I'd agree with the above... unless you are riding hard boots and a carving/race board and forward angles
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Im 5 7 and 155 lbs.
My Ride Machete 155 is setup at 22.5 apart and the bindings are 18 inch from tip, and 19 from the tail.
My Flow Merc 152 is setup at 22 apart and the bindings are 18.5 from tip, and 19 from the tail.
There both setup at 15/-6 but i might change it to 15/-12 for the new season.
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Im 5 7 and 155 lbs.
My Ride Machete 155 is setup at 22.5 apart and the bindings are 18 inch from tip, and 19 from the tail.
My Flow Merc 152 is setup at 22 apart and the bindings are 18.5 from tip, and 19 from the tail.
There both setup at 15/-6 but i might change it to 15/-12 for the new season.
Do you seriously set your bindings forward an inch?
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Stance widths seem to be getting wider. A lot of the manufacturers are building more and more boards that recommend a wider stance. A lot of is nothing more than a style thing. But some of it is for the style of riding that board was built for and a lot more jib focused boards are being built.

I ride 24" 18/-3but I'm also 5'11" 180 lbs with really broad shoulders. You really don't need a stance that extends several inches wider than your shoulders. Few people riding a snowboard have a shoulder width greater than 20". Some 5'6" dude with a 25" stance riding 15/-15 is probably limiting himself more than anything. Presses and spins are easier when you're better aligned with your shoulders. Your knees and feet are so far out of alignment when you get too wide that you're just fucking yourself up.

As a general rule think this: Wide=Stability; Narrow=Agility

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I'm 6' 170lbs and running 23-23.5" +/-18. It's just slightly outside my shoulders. Wasn't sure if this was right, but it felt comfortable.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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SnowSource: Ill have to double check those measurements but I was going off what I remember but I could be wrong.

My Ride Machete 155 is setup at 21 apart and the bindings are 20 inch from tip, and 19 from the tail.
My Flow Merc 152 is setup at 22 apart and the bindings are 19 from tip, and 18.5 from the tail.

There both setup at 15/-6 but i might change it to 15/-12 for the new season.

i re did the measurements
mabe i was a little drunk still from the weekend when i took them measurements.

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