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|02-04-2013 06:31 PM|
All Mountain freeride deck
|02-03-2013 06:23 PM|
Stance width: 23.25" center to center 15/-15
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|
[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|
Originally Posted by kberkel View Post
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|
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|
Originally Posted by gakbar22 View Post
|02-02-2013 12:39 AM|
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|
Originally Posted by RockSteady View Post
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!
Originally Posted by BoardWalk View Post
|01-31-2013 02:03 PM|
Originally Posted by triumph.man View Post
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