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Should I?? Stance Angles

Occasionally I'll tune up boards for my buddies to make an extra buck here and there. Today I'm tuning a board up for a friend...he doesn't really ride much, but not a bad rider at all. I get his board, an older Burton Floater, and take a look at the bindings before I take them off to start. He's set at 0/0 with an 18" stance width. Now I'm all about, "if it ain't broke don't fix it," but he's 6 feet tall and a pretty decent rider. This stance can't be helping him out. Should I mention something or just finish the tune and let him deal with it?
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Say something, he probably doesn't know anything about stance width/angles and thinks what he has is the only option. That's a pretty weak stance for someone of that magnitude. At least have him try out something different, I bet he would be open to it and it might really help his riding. If not, it's not like bindings are hard to change back.

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Hahahah wft that's pretty funny. You might wanna tell him about it to see if he's open to trying something that will feel more natural. But hey if he's used to riding like that then let it be.

I wouldn't take the liberty of changing it though.
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Occasionally I'll tune up boards for my buddies to make an extra buck here and there. Today I'm tuning a board up for a friend...he doesn't really ride much, but not a bad rider at all. I get his board, an older Burton Floater, and take a look at the bindings before I take them off to start. He's set at 0/0 with an 18" stance width. Now I'm all about, "if it ain't broke don't fix it," but he's 6 feet tall and a pretty decent rider. This stance can't be helping him out. Should I mention something or just finish the tune and let him deal with it?
I can't say that I dont agree with you, but if he's a good rider then he's probably "in the right stance" so to speak. Though I know I would have brought it up somehow, just don't say he's doing it "wrong", cause there is no such thing

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See if you can place the bindings even closer together…

Yeah, you ought to suggest to him different mounting positions.
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hows it even possible to ride like that? haha. I've seen every weird binding angle and setup that you can possibly imagine. It gets me every time though. to each their own i guess
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OP what do u mean by he's a decent rider? if he can't flat spin a 360 then that's not good at all.
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