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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 12:09 AM
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My buddy tells me having a wider stance is better for general riding. I am 5'10 170lbs riding a ride prophet 159 and have my bindings in the middle of the screws. I am considering moving them to the last screw holes in the board. do you think a wider stance is beneficial?
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Only if you feel more comfortable with it. Stance is 100% a personal preference. Everyone is built differently so what works for your buddy does not mean it is going to work for you. Only one person can answer your question and that is you.

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thanks for the reply however do you think its has any effect on riding and doing tricks?

my buddy says its a wider stance is closer to the ground therefore a better balance is that true?
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just step on the board with out the bindings on, get in a comfy stance, then attach bindings accordingly.

...or at least that's what i did.
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just step on the board with out the bindings on, get in a comfy stance, then attach bindings accordingly.

...or at least that's what i did.
wider stance allows for better landings, better for rails. smaller stance means easier rotation on spins and more pop.
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thanks for the reply however do you think its has any effect on riding and doing tricks?

my buddy says its a wider stance is closer to the ground therefore a better balance is that true?
A wider stance may give you better balance but too wide of a stance will also make your balance worse. Most park rats tend to have a wider than someone who does not ride park at all. It has nothing to do with getting your body closer to the ground. Again, it all has to do with the physics of yourself and you will have to find your own best stance based on the type of riding you do and what feels comfortable.

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wider stance allows for better landings, better for rails. smaller stance means easier rotation on spins and more pop.
There you go. In a nutshell.

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