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Old 06-10-2008, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,
I would say Im a beginner/intermediate snowboarder. Iv'e been snowboarding a few seasons but i just bought my first board. My question is, How wide should my stance be. Im, about 5' 10", and I read somewhere that it should be between the width of you shoulders and the length of your shin. So that means I should set it up between 23 and 21.5 inches. The guy who set it up at my shop set it to about 24 or 25 inches i think. I want to get more into park riding so I was thinking that this wider stance might be ok for me. What do you think? Also, I was wondering if a wide stance was bad for you knees. I have a torn ACL which Ive had for a few years now so i ride with a knee brace, but my knees are kinda bad.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Umm..I guess i should have put this thread under general snowboarding chat, but whatever
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ride a 22" stance being over 6ft tall and over 200lbs. But stance width is something you need to play with. I would play with it, see what is comfortable, and what works for you.
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I have no idea how to measure stance. I just line the bindings up with the screw holes that have all the wear in them.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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General starting point is shoulder width apart, then tack on an inch or so. After that, ride your set up and fiddle with it from there.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yea generally shoulder width but some ppl do it differently. you gotta ride it diff ways and find what is comfortable for you
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Good input,
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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General starting point is shoulder width apart, then tack on an inch or so. After that, ride your set up and fiddle with it from there.
Start shoulder width apart, depends on your style or what kind of riding your doing for the day, I ride quite wide with duck feet, but if there is a lil pow pow i totally change the set up.. play around with your width i find the wider i go the more stable and solid I feel...
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Like I said...it's just a general starting point, and it's something to fiddle with. Never said anything about it being set in stone...
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey mate

I'm on the same boat as you, this link might give you a good starting point on determining your stance width.

What Some Advice On Stance Width? | SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE
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