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02-04-2013 06:31 PM
boarderaholic 5'2"
All Mountain freeride deck
21.5"-ish.
02-03-2013 06:23 PM
tj_ras Stance width: 23.25" center to center 15/-15
Height: 5'10"
Board: 152 2011 flow era (park/freestyle)
Bindings: 2011 ride nitrane contraband w/2.5 wedgie foot bed


Going to be picking up a 2013 flow drifter 153 and 2013 ride rodeos in a couple weeks and try out 24" w/ 2.5 wedgie foot beds and 21/-21
02-03-2013 02:45 PM
RockSteady [QUOTE=Iowa_kid;670937]I was riding about 23.5 for a long time, just recently kicked it out to 24 and loved it.. And last time I went out I was at 24.5 and it felt amazing.. I'm 6'1" and ride a true twin at 18,-18 and mostly ride park or messing around on groomers teaching my 5 year old how to ride... So 24.5 is my new happy spot at stance[/QUOTE

Yeah I'm 6'0" and that is the exact process I went through as well, 24.5 feels so much better to me than 23.5...it's a big difference
02-03-2013 01:49 PM
Iowa_kid I was riding about 23.5 for a long time, just recently kicked it out to 24 and loved it.. And last time I went out I was at 24.5 and it felt amazing.. I'm 6'1" and ride a true twin at 18,-18 and mostly ride park or messing around on groomers teaching my 5 year old how to ride... So 24.5 is my new happy spot at stance
02-02-2013 08:34 AM
gakbar22
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Originally Posted by kberkel View Post
Hmm.. I'm 5'4", 150, and heard I should stay around 20".. I don't look wide at all (151cm).. but I kinda want to pull the front foot back an inch. My knees feel slightly cocked. Will that throw me off for learning switch if my bindings aren't centered?
I think the most common answer on this board is "it depends!"

A lot of it Is about your board. If its a twin, it'll affect the ride just s little. If you're riding a directional board it'll prob feel a bit squirrely.

The c-x is directional I ride. When I switch it feels back heavy, as in, the nose becomes really short and is stupid easy to maneuver while turning. Since the tail is so long, -initiating- the turn is a a lot harder then Im used to. It's really odd but kinda fun to feel like I'm learning to ride like regular (I'm goofy).


I'm sure everyone will agree, experiment, experiment, experiment! If you think youll be more comfy shortening your stance, do it and give it a couple runs.
02-02-2013 02:23 AM
seant46 I may be wrong but stances seemed to start getting wider around the early 2000's when freestyle became more popular. Now that rail tricks and everything have been getting crazy, skinny stances seem to be in again for spinning 360's onto rails and stuff like that. I dont ride a mountain so this is my experience from seeing park riders.

Now there seems to be more of a mixture of wide/skinny stance riders(subjective term obv) which is good, everyone is just doing there thang and riding comfortably hopefully! All i know is I am never going wider than 23.5 from experimenting, but I like to go as wide as possible for stable landings.
02-02-2013 01:45 AM
kberkel
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Originally Posted by gakbar22 View Post
Stance width is 19"

I'm 5'6", 160, riding a 2012 custom x 156

It's only the second board I've ever owned and I've been riding for about 9 years now. It took me some time to figure it out but the ref stance on the board is 20" or 21". When I rode at ref it felt like I was fighting the nose of the board trying to transition to my toe side.

I wound up movingnthe front foot to ref and back foot -2" to compensate for the setback. It's prob not ideal but its a lot more comfy that way. I found my confidence last time I was out and def felt like Ihad a lot more control.

That's what I get for buying a board w/o demoing it first but holy cow is it fast!
Hmm.. I'm 5'4", 150, and heard I should stay around 20".. I don't look wide at all (151cm).. but I kinda want to pull the front foot back an inch. My knees feel slightly cocked. Will that throw me off for learning switch if my bindings aren't centered?
02-02-2013 12:39 AM
gakbar22 Stance width is 19"

I'm 5'6", 160, riding a 2012 custom x 156

It's only the second board I've ever owned and I've been riding for about 9 years now. It took me some time to figure it out but the ref stance on the board is 20" or 21". When I rode at ref it felt like I was fighting the nose of the board trying to transition to my toe side.

I wound up movingnthe front foot to ref and back foot -2" to compensate for the setback. It's prob not ideal but its a lot more comfy that way. I found my confidence last time I was out and def felt like Ihad a lot more control.

That's what I get for buying a board w/o demoing it first but holy cow is it fast!
01-31-2013 02:08 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by RockSteady View Post
But I defn think most riders ride wider than the reference stance. I also think you would be surprised how much wider stances have gotten in ten years... I'd be willing to bet on avg more than an inch. Watch the videos from 10 years ago and watch the ones now...almost everyone has a nice solid wide stance now, back then Pro's looked funny sometimes doing tricks cause there stance was narrow
I think it's probably hard to tell from videos. I know when I started I was riding a 19.5" stance or so, and moved out to about 21" a few years ago.

There is such a thing as too wide, and I guess my point is 23.5" might not be the best starting point for the average new snowboarder. As a noob it could take that clumsy feeling and amplify it!

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Tell that to my wife...
I didn't say HER body hadn't changed in 10 years!
01-31-2013 02:03 PM
RockSteady
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dude, you bring such a bad attitude to this forum, and bad vibes. Every thread you need to have a snarky comment about something.:thu mbsdown:
Why don't you show the quote I was commenting on...stories look good when only your favorite side of it is exposed. lol, 99.9% of the threads ive commented on have been in nothing but a positive and helpful light. I've had a lot of positive experiences with members on these forums already and a lot of people have been grateful for my input as well as me theirs. I have never brought any negativity only responded to it....but thanks for your input all knowing wizard one! You should move to South Lake Tahoe, you'd fit in perfect with the their mountain ego---- So Sorry for the bad vibes today though brooooo.
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