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what are the advantages of have a duck stance

i was wondering what are advantages of riding with a duck stance right now i have them set at 15/0 thank in advance
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Your front foot is in the exact same position going in both directions...makes it easier to ride switch.
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Your front foot is in the exact same position going in both directions...makes it easier to ride switch.
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k thank ill try it and let u know
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Duck stance

Ducks rarely fall.

Seriously, if you just stand relaxed then prepare yourself for a physical response - think football linebacker, baseball fielder, or stand-up position in wrestling - you will bend your knees a bit and your feet will naturally go into a duck position. Different folks use different angles but almost everyone does this naturally. It's very well balanced.


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Going along with what people said...

The main advantage is if you want to ride switch. It also is more natural for a bending position (besides getting a table or something...).

Forward stance for both is often used by racers or freeriders since you rarely ride switch and it kinda forces you to put your weight forward (I believe).

It ends up being whatever you like though, some people like Duck and some don't.
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ya ill try that next year when i get some more snow and ive been having trouble riding switch
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I have always ridden with a duck stance, 15 front -8 in back, but I always seem to get some pain in my rear knee after a day of riding, like it is torqued or something. Could this be due to my stance? If so, would less angle in the back relieve the pressure or would more angle help?

I guess I need to just play around with my rear angles, but unfortunately, our season is now over in the Midwest, so that will be on my list for next year. Right now I cannot imagine riding anything but duck, so I hope more angle will relieve the pressure rather than less. Like the other guy said, I feel way more balanced with a duck stance.
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I find that duck is cool too because it helped me learn not to face the direction I'm going in (bad skiing habit lol:P)

Started with 15/0. Then changed to duck shortly after and I found it brought me more sideways, I also feel I can put more power into my heel edge turns.
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how weird is it to have a 15/-15 stance? always had it, never tried anything else.
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