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12-14-2010 07:36 PM
Tauwolf Here's a quick and very easy way to find out what your stance is:

Standing flat-footed, jump up and down two or three times (slowly and concentrating on staying under control), pausing a moment between each jump. If you land with good balance and under control each time, after two or three landings you'll find yourself in just about your perfect stance.

Now do it right next to your board, use your feet position as a reference and put your bindings on your board in the same width and angles as your feet. Finally, keeping your bindings at the same width and angles, attach them to your board either slightly set back (back binding is slightly closer to the back tip than the front binding is to the front tip) for all-mountain or more centered for park.
12-09-2010 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by matan676 View Post
not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
Start with plus 16 in the "front" and minus 9 in the rear.

Thats perfect.

Or plus 15 minus 15 if you can actually ride switch.
12-09-2010 04:34 PM
jgsqueak Perfect is 50/-50 and 32" wide...for everyone. We are all built exactly the same, ride the same way on the same conditions and terrain. Snowboarding is all science and there is no personal style to it at all.

Get a tool and adjust as needed. But start at 50/-50 and 32" wide
12-09-2010 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by matan676 View Post
not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
Only you will know what "perfect" is, no one else can tell you. How do you know when your stance is perfect? You ride and adjust until you think its so.........

If your only riding that many days a year just set it up so its comfortable and forget about it, enjoy your few days of being on the board instead of thinking about whether your stance angles are "perfect".

have fun.
12-09-2010 03:00 PM
Originally Posted by matan676 View Post
not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
There's no such thing as perfect. You can find guys who have been riding for 20 years but still tinker with their binding angles occasionally.

It doesn't matter how many or how few days of riding you have, trial and error is the only option. But all that really means is testing. Take a run or two with a particular configuration, and if you think it felt a little awkward, just change it -- right there on the hill. What's so complicated about that?

I agree with the approach of starting by just standing on the board at home and seeing how your feet and legs feel most comfortable, and stable. Chances are, unless you have very specialized riding needs, your final stance will be pretty close to what feels good to begin with.
12-09-2010 02:17 PM
EagleTalons Just get a little multi tool that you can put in your coat and adjust them as needed. When I first started out with my own board I put the bindings on at 30/15. It felt terrible so after the first run, I had to borrow a tool and switch to 15/-15. Feels perfect now.
12-09-2010 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by david_z View Post
trial & error.

not an opiton, i have less than 8 - 9 days of riding in a year, so i need them to be perfect.
12-09-2010 02:07 PM
ptapia For me I threw my board down on the carpet and jumped on it where I thought I would feel comfortable. I bent my knees and just used this as a starting point for stance width and then matched the angles to my feet as best as I could. That's how I started, then I rode on it and determined whether or not I should try to change things. Trial and error.
12-09-2010 02:02 PM
david_z trial & error.
12-09-2010 01:35 PM
matan676 how can i determine what is the best stance for me?
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