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Old 02-02-2013, 01:23 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I may be wrong but stances seemed to start getting wider around the early 2000's when freestyle became more popular. Now that rail tricks and everything have been getting crazy, skinny stances seem to be in again for spinning 360's onto rails and stuff like that. I dont ride a mountain so this is my experience from seeing park riders.

Now there seems to be more of a mixture of wide/skinny stance riders(subjective term obv) which is good, everyone is just doing there thang and riding comfortably hopefully! All i know is I am never going wider than 23.5 from experimenting, but I like to go as wide as possible for stable landings.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:34 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Hmm.. I'm 5'4", 150, and heard I should stay around 20".. I don't look wide at all (151cm).. but I kinda want to pull the front foot back an inch. My knees feel slightly cocked. Will that throw me off for learning switch if my bindings aren't centered?
I think the most common answer on this board is "it depends!"

A lot of it Is about your board. If its a twin, it'll affect the ride just s little. If you're riding a directional board it'll prob feel a bit squirrely.

The c-x is directional I ride. When I switch it feels back heavy, as in, the nose becomes really short and is stupid easy to maneuver while turning. Since the tail is so long, -initiating- the turn is a a lot harder then Im used to. It's really odd but kinda fun to feel like I'm learning to ride like regular (I'm goofy).


I'm sure everyone will agree, experiment, experiment, experiment! If you think youll be more comfy shortening your stance, do it and give it a couple runs.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I was riding about 23.5 for a long time, just recently kicked it out to 24 and loved it.. And last time I went out I was at 24.5 and it felt amazing.. I'm 6'1" and ride a true twin at 18,-18 and mostly ride park or messing around on groomers teaching my 5 year old how to ride... So 24.5 is my new happy spot at stance
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[QUOTE=Iowa_kid;670937]I was riding about 23.5 for a long time, just recently kicked it out to 24 and loved it.. And last time I went out I was at 24.5 and it felt amazing.. I'm 6'1" and ride a true twin at 18,-18 and mostly ride park or messing around on groomers teaching my 5 year old how to ride... So 24.5 is my new happy spot at stance[/QUOTE

Yeah I'm 6'0" and that is the exact process I went through as well, 24.5 feels so much better to me than 23.5...it's a big difference
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Stance width: 23.25" center to center 15/-15
Height: 5'10"
Board: 152 2011 flow era (park/freestyle)
Bindings: 2011 ride nitrane contraband w/2.5 wedgie foot bed


Going to be picking up a 2013 flow drifter 153 and 2013 ride rodeos in a couple weeks and try out 24" w/ 2.5 wedgie foot beds and 21/-21

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #46 (permalink)
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5'2"
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21.5"-ish.
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