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01-15-2009 03:28 PM
arsenic0 As others have said, get into a comfortable stance thats what matters most.

Typically most people have the best balance with ducked feet, although many people just don't like that feeling for extended periods of time being strapped in.

Your best bet if you really just dont know is to do a quick run skip and hop and then land on some paper or something and mark the sides of your feet to get approximate angles...you will typically land with your feet in your most comfortable position unconsciously because you've done it so many times before in your life. Or figure out how you would position your feet if you were squatting to pick something heavy up...Its really all about comfort..
01-15-2009 12:48 PM
DC5R If you do any kind of freestyle riding, you'll also need a duck stance.
01-15-2009 10:06 AM
chowman94 thats because most people here ride park. if you ride park you have to have duck stance
01-15-2009 08:47 AM
jmacphee9
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Originally Posted by jimmerjammermrk View Post
Thanks for the link man. I guess this forum likes the duck stance, for whatever reason. Not real prevalent out here, at least from what I've seen.
duck stance is like x092374983230942389402 more common around here and anywhere ive been..
01-15-2009 08:25 AM
chowman94 i ride +18,-12. as for forward lean, the only time i would use it would be if im just freecarving. if im in park i set it to zero
01-15-2009 06:54 AM
Triple8Sol I ride with some forward lean. I guess it will vary depending on each individual binding, but for what I have, I usually have it set 2 clicks in the front and 3 clicks in the rear.
01-15-2009 04:48 AM
jimmerjammermrk
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http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...ur-angles.html

Only 2-3 people ride with a forward stance in that thread, the rest are duck
Thanks for the link man. I guess this forum likes the duck stance, for whatever reason. Not real prevalent out here, at least from what I've seen.
01-15-2009 04:40 AM
jeri534
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Originally Posted by jimmerjammermrk View Post

It may be easier for you, but that doesn't make it more common.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...ur-angles.html

Only 2-3 people ride with a forward stance in that thread, the rest are duck
01-15-2009 04:32 AM
jimmerjammermrk
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Uhh duck stance is definitely more common than a forward stance, forward stance is usually for alpine carving/freeride...
No, an alpine stance is used for alpine riding.

Alpine stance =/= forward stance.

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I first started on a forward stance and recently went to a slight duck stance and it seemed waayyy easier after the change...
It may be easier for you, but that doesn't make it more common. It's really a matter of personal preference, and the OP should try both stances. IMO, however, a new snowboarder should be started with a forward stance.

OP, if you try duck stance, be careful not to try to point your back knee forward. Doing so can result in injury. Instead, keep your knees over your feet.
01-15-2009 04:25 AM
jeri534 Uhh duck stance is definitely more common than a forward stance, forward stance is usually for alpine carving/freeride...

I first started on a forward stance and recently went to a slight duck stance and it seemed waayyy easier after the change...
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