I understand that being comfortable is important but is there anything wrong with ducking something to lets say 30 and -30? (yes my toe and heal are still on the edge of the board) I am thinking of using a reg width board with size 14 feet because i feel able to get lower with a more ducked stance. Thanks in advance.
I ride 30 -30. I have size 13 feet. Have no issue with comfort as I've established this as my riding stance over 5 years ago. I played goalie in hockey as a kid growing up so the stance is similar I guess
I'm a 15 & -9. When I started out, the rental guy set me up in duck, and I've never bothered to change. I consider it pretty important to be able to ride switch comfortably, so I don't want to do a more forward stance.
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If it works then it works. As long as you aren't doing it just to fit on a small width board you're good. My friend is a little pigeon toed and rides about 6/-6 at over 22" stance. Most wouldn't be able to do that but it works best for him.
I've always heard that it is best to not go over 30 degress overall. Such as 15/-15. Going 30/-30 is a 60 degree difference and that sounds a little extreme to me. I ride 15/-9. Like was said above, if your doing it to fit on a smaller board go get a wide board. However, if you are most comfortable at those angles then keep it. Its all about comfort. But I do have some concern with the stress on your knees and hips at those extreme angles. Just normal riding you should be fine but if you plan to do jumps then those extreme angles might put more stress on your joints then need be.
Thanks for all the info. I am more comfortable at higher degrees but not sure that it should be that high. Maybe i will knock it down 5 each side and see if i can not have toe and heal drag. (i think the board is mid-wide).