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Old 02-08-2011, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i searched around the forum a little for this but everyone says it depends on the person, so i guess i have to ask. right now im going at 24" which feels the best when riding, but recently ive been having pretty bad knee pains afterwards. im 5'6" 130-140lbs i know this is super wide so i need to know what a good place to start is. i dont really get out to ride that much (every weekend if possible) so it takes alot of time to experiment with things. i ride about 50/50 park/rest of the mountain, true twin, traditional camber (dunno if any of this matters) i wish i had them ride bindings with the canted footbeds :/ maybe next season
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i searched around the forum a little for this but everyone says it depends on the person, so i guess i have to ask. right now im going at 24" which feels the best when riding, but recently ive been having pretty bad knee pains afterwards. im 5'6" 130-140lbs i know this is super wide so i need to know what a good place to start is. i dont really get out to ride that much (every weekend if possible) so it takes alot of time to experiment with things. i ride about 50/50 park/rest of the mountain, true twin, traditional camber (dunno if any of this matters) i wish i had them ride bindings with the canted footbeds :/ maybe next season

Sounds like you know everything but need to hear it from someone else to validate it! You know it depends on the person. You know you are super wide. You know you have knee pains. Sounds to me like you know you should try messing around with different stances

I'd say try going more narrow until the pains go away then stay there. Don't worry about numbers, worry about pain free and confident feeling.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're ideal stance width is 22.85 inches. Trust me.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You're ideal stance width is 22.85 inches. Trust me.
Nope, you're wrong. I redid the numbers and it turns out 23.21 inches would be his ideal width.


Kidding aside though, everyone really has different widths. No magic formula there, just what feels comfortable while being able to easily do what you need to do (at the park, bombing trails, pow, etc).
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