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chad23 11-16-2012 04:04 PM

skinny stances
 
Im just looking for clarification on the skinny stance craze right now. I understand you can spin faster, but you lose a lot of stability with a skinny stance correct? Is this just a park rat type of thing or are there other benefits across the mountain? FWIW I've never tried it

mrjimyjohn 11-16-2012 04:15 PM

It's fucking retarded. Never try it.

bseracka 11-16-2012 04:23 PM

Its's for people that aren't interested in turning, balance, or landing

futurefunk 11-16-2012 04:39 PM

Just wear some skinny pants to correct the lower body proportions and you won't look so stupid.

j.gnar 11-16-2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by bseracka (Post 540021)
Its's for people that aren't interested in turning, balance, or landing


haaa, tell that to jed anderson ya 'tard

chad23 11-16-2012 04:54 PM

I agree it looks whack. I don't think i would want to trade some style for an extra 180 off. It's strictly a jibber thing then?

j.gnar 11-16-2012 05:02 PM

kid has style for days

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if your stance feels good and it allows you to ride well, fuck what it looks like

lonerider 11-16-2012 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by chad23 (Post 540016)
Im just looking for clarification on the skinny stance craze right now. I understand you can spin faster, but you lose a lot of stability with a skinny stance correct? Is this just a park rat type of thing or are there other benefits across the mountain? FWIW I've never tried it

There is a skinny stance craze going on now? Sweet I'm back in style :cool:

I've been riding 20.5"-21" stances as that the widest I can go without serious ankle/knee/hip pain (tried mutiple canted bindings). I'm guessing it is because I have narrow hips (30" waist) and short legs (30" inseam even though I'm 5'9") and because my ankles are messed up from too many ankle sprains... .

Narrow stances are noticeably little less stable, but it's not a make or break difference. I have landed (and rode away) 10 ft drops to flat and 65+ ft kickers with my skinny 20.5" stance Although I haven't done a kicker more than 45-50 ft in years (I pretty much always skip the last jump or two in the Northstar Pro Jump Line) as the penalty for failure is too much for my aging body.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/50/127...275f7fd58c.jpg

It is a bit harder to press a board though (hence why I was trying to go with 22" stance, but my joint won't let me do that for long).

There is some benefit in free-riding/boardercross/racing as you can turn power the board more. When you see the guys in boardcross, they have slightly narrowed, forward angle stances... but you can see they looking a little less stable, but they are still hitting some decently large jumps.



I've not heard it being done by park rats though... last I checked they were still doing ridiculously wide 24-25" stances which is fan for a giant like Andreas Wiig, less so if you are like a 5'6" kid.

bseracka 11-16-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by lonerider (Post 540041)
There is a skinny stance craze going on now? Sweet I'm back in style :cool:

I've been riding 20.5"-21" stances as that the widest I can go without serious ankle/knee/hip pain (tried mutiple canted bindings). I'm guessing it is because I have narrow hips (30" waist) and short legs (30" inseam even though I'm 5'9") and because my ankles are messed up from too many ankle sprains... .

Narrow stances are noticeably little less stable, but not huge (I still have landed 65+ ft jumps with my skinny 20.5" stance).


It is a bit harder to press a board though (hence why I was trying to go with 22" stance, but my joint won't let me do that for long).

There is some benefit in free-riding/boardercross/racing as you can turn power the board more. When you see the guys in boardcross, they have slightly narrowed, forward angle stances... but you can see they looking a little less stable, but they are still hitting some decently large jumps.



I've not heard it being done by park rats though... last I checked they were still doing ridiculously wide 24-25" stances which is fan for a giant like Andreas Wiig, less so if you are like a 5'6" kid.

Lone- your stance for your height really isn't skinny. I'm one inch taller and and 1.5" wider. Skinny is when your 6' and rocking a 20" stance.

J.Gnar- yep he's got a skinny stance and looks way less fluid than someone like JJ and Trice so... Since he's a pro I would expect him to have a lot of style when he rides, doesn't mean I'm going to try and emulate his stance, binding angles, or gear thinking I can ride the same way. Likely he rides what's comfortable for him, which is different than the jib kids forcing a uber narrow stance for an extra rotation.

idshred 11-16-2012 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by j.gnar (Post 540037)

if your stance feels good and it allows you to ride well, fuck what it looks like


this. I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam and I ride 21.5-22" I rode 24" for years, narrower just feels better to me all around.


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